Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).
Benefit Type: Women and Minority Veterans
In 2007, the state of North Dakota legislation authorized the NDVA to add a Women and Minority Veterans Coordinator position. This position focuses on being an advocate for women and minority veterans. It connects veterans, their dependents and survivors to benefits they may be eligible for at the state and federal level with an emphasis on the concerns of women and minority veterans.