Service Members & Veterans

Issues: Veterans

The links, numbers and addresses below offer resources and assistance for veterans and their families. If you have further questions or are seeking help with a specific situation, please contact Congresswoman McCollum's office.

Veterans Information Portal - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors

Veterans Linkage Line: 1-888-LinkVet (1-888-546-5838)

Minnesota Veteran One Stop Website

This website was developed to provide Minnesota Veterans, their families and employers with a one stop location for information and links available for veterans.

County Veterans Service Offices

Every county in Minnesota has a County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) to assist you, your dependents and your survivors. These are the offices in the Fourth District:

Click here for a list of all County Veterans Service Offices in Minnesota.

LinkVet is a toll-free, one-stop customer sevice line for all Minnesota veterans.

National Resources:

USA Jobs
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers many job federal job opportunities.

DOD Military Transitioners Portal

This is a Department of Defense website designed specifically to assist Service members leaving active duty. This site should be used as part of a comprehensive program of transition and employment assistance.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

DFAS handles military pay, retired pay, and other financial matters.

Feds Hire Vets

President Obama's new initiative.

Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's webpage for veterans.

Veterans Administration (VA)

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers many national and local resources. Useful links include:

550 County Road D, Suite 10
New Brighton, MN  55112
(Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for family members for military related issues. All services are provided at no cost to the veteran or family. Click here for the national Vet Centers page.)

Employment Assistance:

Many organizations provide employment assistance for veterans.

Veterans Employment Representatives - (1-888-GET JOBS)

Veterans Employment Reps work with businesses and veterans throughout Minnesota to provide training and employment services, including transitional workshops and more.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

This Department of Defense organization works to help resolve conflicts between Guard or Reserve members and their civilian employers that arise from employees' military commitments. It also promotes cooperation and understanding between employers and employees.

Key to Career Success Campaign

"The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers." - 1-877-VET-JOBS