Veterans Service

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Given the recent moves made to close Otter Tail County facilities to the public the Veterans Service department will be conducting all business with our Veterans through remote means.  We are also suspending our van ride program until further notice. 

 We can still assist you with many of your needs through a phone conversation and trading documents through the regular mail and email.  We remain committed to assisting you and doing so in the most efficient manner allowable.  While this is different than normal it is what makes the most sense relative to the COVID 19 mitigation measures recommended by Minnesota Department of Health as well as the fact that many of our Veterans are in a high risk category. 



Assisting and Advocating for our Military Veterans, their Dependents, and Survivors. We help our Veterans access the earned benefits they are eligible for. 

Blue Water Navy.  Navy Vietnam Veterans who have been denied benefits may now be eligible. Click here for more information.

Community Based Care Changes.  Effective March 17th, Optum will manage provider networks for our region for Veterans receiving care through Community Based Care.  Click here for more information.

Obtaining service related records and determining eligibility.  We can assist you with obtaining your service records to include accessing your discharge.  We will then work with you to determine eligibility for benefits you may be entitled to.  Click here for info on discharges.

Compensation Claims. Monthly and tax free compensation may be entitled to you for based on current health problems attributed to events that occurred while you were serving.  Contact one of our Veteran Service Officers to get your questions answered and file your claim.

Access healthcare to eligible Veterans. There is a vast amount of health related benefits you may be eligible for as a Veteran.  Click here for more information on healthcare.

Transportation to VA medical appointments.  We may be able to get you to your next appointment. Click here to find out if you can ride with us.




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Good Friday

April 10, 2020 8:00 am
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Memorial Day

May 25, 2020 8:00 am
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Independence Day (observed)

July 3, 2020 8:00 am
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Independence Day

July 4, 2020 8:00 am
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Labor Day

September 7, 2020 8:00 am
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Phone Number: 218-998-8605
Mailing Address:
505 South Court Street, Fergus Falls, MN, USA

James Olson
County Veterans Service Officer


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