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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. 

Contact Brenda Bergsrud, NDVA Women and Minority Veterans Coordinator, for more information.

The term "Veterans who are minorities" means Veterans who are identified as African Americans, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Native American/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian. As a minority Servicemember or Veteran, you may qualify for a wide range of benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We encourage you to learn about available resources and programs and to apply for the benefits you may have earned.

ND Veterans Affairs Resources

The ND VA developed a Women Veteran’s Registry card as a tool to register woman veterans into our data base. Some ideas that are in development are; conferences, membership to the association, newsletters, and committees.  We would benefit from your input into the possibilities to serve our women veterans.  Please take a few minutes to print, complete, and mail this card. (78kb pdf)

The Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group promotes the health, welfare and dignity of women veterans and their families by ensuring access to timely, sensitive, quality health care.  Native Domain was created to support the implementation, identification and dissemination of information on culturally-competent best practices for Native Veteran clinical care and outreach.

Discharge Requests

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).