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North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Hardship Grant (Dental/Denture Procedures)

The purpose of this assistance is to provide monies to give aid and comfort to veterans [as defined in NDCC 37-14] and their spouses, or un-remarried widow/widowers of eligible veterans.

The individual must have an unmet need of dental and/or denture work (routine and maintenance procedures are not covered), needs to be approved by the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. 

The following requirements need to be met to apply (DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED):

  1. Qualify as veteran or eligible dependent as defined in NDCC 37-14-01.1.
  2. Income and asset level.  Income will be based on established indexes such as pension rates and poverty guidelines which will be reviewed annually.
  3. Must be a North Dakota resident for one year prior to application date.
  4. Medical bills showing all work completed, and all payments and credits must be received by the department within 60-90 days of the date of approval.

Contact your Veterans Service Officer to apply

The Veterans Health Administration has negotiated an agreement with MetLife and Delta Dental to provide dental insurance, at a discounted rate, to Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries.  Participation is voluntary, and purchasing a dental plan does not affect Veteran’s eligibility for VA dental services and treatment.  

Date of Meeting: October 8, 2015
2016 Pembina Van Schedule (115.0 KB pdf)
2016 Wahpeton Schedule (98.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: August 15, 2016
Date of Meeting: August 15, 2016
Date of Meeting: August 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs
 
  • Free for Adams County Veterans to any medical appointment through the HRTG program. VA or Non-VA medical appointments.
  • Southwest Transportation Services,701-523-3241,
    Bowman, Adams, Slope and Hettinger Counties, M-F local service.
    Out of town trips upon request, primarily for medical needs to Bismarck, Dickinson, and Rapid City
  • From Adams County to
    • Bismarck CBOC: Free for Adams County Veterans. First come first serve coordination.
    • Dickinson CBOC:  Free for Adams County Veterans. First come first serve coordination.
    • Ft. Meade VAMC: Free for Adams County Veterans. First come first serve coordination.

VA Van

 

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs
 

South Central Transit-South Central Adult Service, (701) 845-4300

  • Valley City Monday‐ Friday 8:00 A.M – 4:45 P.M. Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 1:45 P.M.
  • Valley City to Jamestown Monday – Friday
  • Valley City to Fargo
  • *Call for additional Information and Thursday service times.
  • To Fargo VAMC, $10, Mon-Fri
  • To Jamestown CBOC, $5, Mon, Wed, Fri

VA Van 

  • Bismarck Van To Fargo VAHCS, NO COST.  Call (701) 222-6698 or your County VSO to schedule.
  • Golden Valley Van to Fargo VAHCS, NO COST.  Call (701) 872-4673 office; (701) 440-0351 cell; (701) 872-3510 home or your County VSO to schedule.
  • Van Routes

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

NDDOT transit Providers

Benson County Public Transportation, (701) 438-2192

  • Free transportation through the HRTG program.
  • From Maddock to:
    • Fargo VAMC:, 2nd and 4th Friday.  non-scheduled days if available. 
    • Grand Forks CBOC:   2nd and 4th Wednesday.   non-scheduled days if available.
    • Bismarck CBOC:  1st and 3rd Friday. non-scheduled days if available.
    • Minot CBOC:   1st Friday and 2nd Wednesday.   non-scheduled days if available.

VA Van

  • Stanley/Minot Van To Fargo, NO COST.   Call your County VSO to schedule a pickup.

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

  •  Free for Billings County veterans to any medical appointments through the HRTG program. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

Golden Valley/Billings Council on Aging, (701) 872-3836

  • From Medora to:
    • Bismarck CBOC:  call to schedule
    • Dickinson CBOC: call to schedule
    • Ft. Meade, SD VAMC: call to schedule
  • From Fairfield to:
    • Bismarck CBOC:  call to schedule
    • Dickinson CBOC:  call to schedule
    • Ft. Meade, SD VAMC: call to schedule

Billings County Public Transportation, (701) 872-3836

  • From anywhere in Billings County to:
    • Bismarck CBOC: call to schedule

VA Van

 

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

  • Free for veterans to any medical appointments through the HRTG program. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.
  • Souris Basin Transportation, (800) 927-8318

    • From Bottineau to Minot CBOC: 2nd and 4th Thursday
    • From Souris, Roth, Landa to Minot CBOC:2nd and 4th Thursday
    • From Newburg, Maxbass, Lansford to Minot CBOC:2nd and 4th Thursday

VA Van

 

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
  • Contact Information for Bottineau County Veterans HRTG Van for scheduling a ride for medical appointments.

         1.  Reggie Myhr     -     701-228-2990 or cell: 701-480-9091

  •      2.  Bottineau County Veterans Hall  -   701-228-2115

  •              A. Joe Gerlach

                 B. Marc Muller

         3.  Myron Langehaug. 263-1189

         4.  Dwight Nahinurk   -   228-3904

         5.  AL Wondrasek.  -  228-8896

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

  • Free for Bowman County veterans to any medical appointments through the HRTG program. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.
  • Southwest Transit, (701) 523-3241
    • From Bowman County to
      • Bismarck CBOC:
      • Dickinson CBOC:
      • Ft. Meade VAMC: 

VA Van

 

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

  • Free for veterans to any medical appointments through the HRTG program. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.
  • Souris Basin Transportation, (800) 927-8318

    • From Powers Lake and Bowbells to Minot CBOC:every Thursday 
    • From Kenmare to Minot CBOC:  every Thursday
    • From Donnybrook to Minot CBOC: every Thursday
    • From Carpio to Minot CBOC:  every Thursday
    • From Burlington to Minot CBOC: every Thursday

VA Van

 

Providers

Bis-Man Transportation, (701) 258-6817

  • From Bismarck to Bismarck CBOC: $1.25 one way, $2.50 for para-transit
  • From Bismarck to Fargo VAMC:  $300 for a wheelchair van, $25 extra if van has to wait

West River Transit, (701) 224-1876 or (888) 682-5826

  • From Sterling, McKenzie, and Moffit  to Bismarck CBOC: $7, every Thursday except the last Thursday will be conducted on Friday
  • From Wing to Bismarck CBOC: $7, 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Jefferson Lines, (701) 293-1222 or 800-451-5333 

  • $40 from Bismarck to Fargo

Handi-Wheels, (701) 232-3231 (Open 6AM to 6PM)  

  • $11 from Jefferson Lines bus stop in Fargo to VAMC.

VA Van

  • Golden Valley Route to Fargo, NO COST.  Call (701) 872-4673 office; (701) 440-0361 cell; or (701) 872-3510 home to schedule.​ ​
  • Bismarck Route to Fargo, NO COST.  Call (701) 222-6698 to schedule.

Route Example

To Fargo VAMC (Total $58 one-way or $116 round-trip):

Sterling (West River Transit) ($7) ==> Jefferson Lines in Minot ($40) ==> Handi-Wheels in Fargo ($11) ==> VAMC

Providers

ND DOT transit providers

Fargo Transit, (701) 476-6737

  • From Fargo/West Fargo to Fargo VAMC:  Free for service-connected veteran with a VA ID.  $3 for para-transit.

Handi-Wheels, (701) 232-3231 (Open 6AM to 6PM)  

  • $11 from Jefferson Lines bus stop in Fargo to VAMC.  Free for medical care if you are a ND Medical Assistance recipient.

Walsh County Public Transportation, (701) 232-3231 (Open 6AM to 6PM)

  • From Gardner to Fargo VAMC: $23, second Monday of the month

Valley Senior Services, (701) 356-7433

 

Metro Senior Ride, 356-7433 (RIDE) 

  • From Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth: $3 one-way, Monday-Friday.  Call at least two days in advance to schedule your ride.

Anytime Transportation, (701) 232-3322

  • From anywhere in the county:
    • To Fargo: $18 plus $1.40/mile one-way, $40 round-trip. 
    • To out-of-town: $18 plus $2.85/mile.
  • Stretcher service available.

CarAVan Mobility, (701) 235-6699

  • From anywhere in the county to Fargo VAMC, available everyday, 24 hours/day:
    • Wheelchair, $40 plus $1.50/mile round-trip
    • Stretcher, $60 plus $2.50/mile round-trip
    • Ambulatory, $30 plus $1.50/mile round-trip

Medi-Van, (800) 422-0976

  • From anywhere in ND or MN, $46 plus $1.90/mile round-trip, available 24 hours a day.

Ready Wheels, (701) 364-1700 (Open 6AM to 6PM)

  • From anywhere in ND or MN to:
    • Metro area, $28 one-way
    • Other locations, $28 plus $2.50/mile one-way

VA Van

  • Golden Valley Route to Fargo, NO COST.  Call (701) 872-4673 office; (701) 440-0361 cell; or (701) 872-3510 home to schedule.​ ​
  • Bismarck Route to Fargo, NO COST.  Call (701) 222-6698 to schedule.
  • Pembina County Route to Fargo, NO COST. Call your County VSO or one of the following nearest you to schedule a pickup:
  • Stanley/Minot Route to Fargo: Call your County VSO to schedule a pickup
  • Wahpeton Route to Fargo: Call your County VSO to schedule a pickup

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

  • Free for veterans to any medical appointments through the HRTG program. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.
  • Cavalier County Transit, (701) 256-2828
    • From Cavalier County to:
      • Grafton CBOC: Free for Veterans to medical appointments.
      • Grand Forks CBOC: Free for Veterans to medical appointments.

    Valley Senior Services, (701) 636-5953

    • From Grand Forks to Fargo VAMC: Free for Veterans. 

VA Van

HRTG van, 701-256-2146 (office), 701-256-2188 (CVSO home), 701-370-8986 (CVSO Cell)

Call well in advance-once you have your appointments

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
  • Schedule a ride 
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595
  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs
 
 
  • West River Transit: 701-391-7681
    • Transportation to any Medical Appointments free to Dunn County Veterans. VA or Non-VA related medical appointments.
    • 3rd Thursday, Killdeer to Bismarck

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
  • Contact to Schedule van: Stark County VSO office: 701-456-7654
  • Ft. Berthold van: 701-627-2247
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Benson County Public Transportation, (701) 438-2192 --Also Serving Eddy County

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for Golden Valley County veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
  • Contact to schedule a ride: 701-872-4673 (office) or 701-440-0351 (Cell) or email vso at hgerving@nd.gov 
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

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VA Van

  • Free ride for Veterans to Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS) in Fargo ND
  • Van routes
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for Grant County veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments
  • Call to schedule a ride: 701-945-2623 (office), or 701-789-0686 (Cell),or email dmk@ictc.com
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for Hettinger County veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
Date of Meeting: January 11, 2016

The Highly Rural Transportation Grant (HRTG) is a Federal Grant under the Federal VA which was awarded to the North Dakota Department of Veterans affairs in 2015 and renewed in 2016. This grant appropriates funds to the NDDVA to provide transportation to medical appointments for veterans of Highly Rural Counties. The NDDVA in working with the North Dakota Department of Transportation has contracted with the existing ND Transit providers. These transit contractors will provide transportation for veterans to medical appointments at no charge to the veteran (they will bill the NDDVA'). The medical appointments can be at a VA health care facility or any non-VA health care facility. No requirement that the Federal VA refer veteran to appointments. Any medical Appointment regardless of VA or non-VA relationship is eligible.

The terms of the HRTG is that only veterans in Highly Rural areas are eligible. In North Dakota 36 of it's 53 counties are eligible. The eligible counties are: Adams, Benson, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Cavalier, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Emmons, Foster, Golden Valley, Gant, Griggs, hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Nelson, Oliver, Pierce, Renville, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Standing Rock (Ft. Yates), Steele, Three Affiliated Tribes (Ft. Berthold), Towner, and Wells. Contact your county provider at NDDOT Transit Services or the CVSO page.

The HRTG also allowed for NDDVA to provide transportation vans along with operational funding to Counties and Veteran Service Organizations to provide transportation for our Veterans. These vans can be used to provide transportation to medical appointments also. The counties which have received vans are: Bottineau, Cavalier, Dickey, Dunn, Golden Valley, Griggs, McKenzie, Sheridan and Steele. Contact information for these van services are on each counties CVSO page.

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free for McKenzie County veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
  • Schedule a ride: 701-444-6853 (office), 701-770-7147 (cell), or email: jsamuelson@co.mckenzie.nd.us 
  • Ft. Berthold van: 701-627-2247
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

  • Free for McLean County veterans to any medical appointments. VA or Non-VA medical Appointments. Part of the HRTG grant program.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans. VA or Non-VA related appointments.
  • Ft. Berthold van: 701-627-2247
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

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VA Van

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