Veterans

Disabled veterans themselves, our NSOs have received special training to make accessing your benefits easier.

Would you like free assistance getting the benefits you need?

We have been helping  disabled servicemembers like you navigate the complex claims process for assistance programs for decades.

Let our trained staff support and guide you.

The DAV MN staff members who assist disabled veterans with their claims are called National Service Officers or NSOs. Servicemembers who have been disabled in our nation’s defense themselves, our NSOs have had special training to allow them to function as attorneys-in-fact for you and your family.


We’ve helped thousands like you apply successfully for:

  • VA disability compensation
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Education programs
  • Pensions
  • Death benefits
  • Employment and training programs

Help is just a phone call away.

We provide help for disabled Minnesota servicemembers, soldiers and veterans.

Don't wait to make the case for the benefits you need.

Ready to meet with a local National Service Officer about your needs? Call Jon Retzer, NSO program supervisor, at 612.970.5665. Visiting the NSO? Find the street address and directions to the NSO here.

A special message for active servicemembers.

Don’t wait to make the case for the benefits you need. The national DAV office has Transition Service Officers (TSOs) who will help you develop evidence, complete applications, and more.

Connect with the Transition Service Office nearest to you.