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If you’re active military or a veteran, you’ll find endless opportunities and assistance in North Dakota. And you’ll be in good company —­ more than 56,000 veterans call North Dakota home. The resources listed on this page are here to help you, whether you’re looking to put your hard-earned skills to use in one of our state’s many military-friendly companies or you’re seeking assistance in securing the benefits to which you’re entitled.

You’ll find an essential resource is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This agency distributes information to the state veteran population through the use of news media, Veterans Service Officers, veteran’s organizations, and its website. The department accepts and reviews compensation claims, and counsels veterans on employment, educational programs, disability benefits, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, death benefits, and other related veteran’s activities. The department also plays a crucial role in monitoring legislation related to veterans’ affairs.

Several programs are available through the VA including:

  • Veterans Aid Loan Program - offers loans to veterans or their widows/widowers
  • Hardship Grant Program - assists veterans financially with basic needs such as dental, hearing, etc.
  • Transportation Program - helps transport veterans to the VA Hospital in Fargo, Miles City, MT, or Ft. Meade, SD and to several community-based outpatient clinics
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