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by Danielle Becker - Last Updated Mar 17, 2015
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Veterans Information covers a broad range of issues and resources for assistance.


LinkVet - Veterans Linkage Line is a toll-free customer service line and website that is staffed by a team of support specialists trained through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA).



MN Revenue Information for Members of the Military


U.S. Citizen Rights for U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans

Source:  NOLO




Military Law: An Overview

The Constitution grants to Congress the power to raise and support armies and a navy, to suppress insurrections, and repel invasion among other military-related governmental roles. Thus, the main source of legal authority in this area is federal law. Congress's control over formation, organization and government of the national armies is plenary and exclusive.

Military law consists of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other statutory provisions for the government of persons in the Armed Forces to which may be added the unwritten common law of the usage and custom of military service as well as regulations and authorized by the President as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (See 10 U.S.C. § 121). It is a part of our body of law as a whole, and is fully recognized by civil courts; it is in force in time of peace as well as in time of war. All persons serving in the Armed Forces of the United States are subject to military law at all times.

Source:  Legal Information Institute


Veterans Court

Veteran's Court, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) Courts.

Veteran's Court, from the Fifth District (serving Southwest Minnesota).


Military Handbooks

Military Handbooks:  Free Military Handbooks for Active and Retired U.S. Military Personnel

Source:  Military Handbooks



As librarians and not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file), or legal opinions, (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts).  To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law.  Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, further research is usually required to find a complete and correct answer.  For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.

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Minnesota Department of Veterans' Affairs

Minnesota Department of Veterans' Affairs:  Serving Minnesota Veterans, their dependents and survivors by connecting them with the federal and state care and benefits they have earned.


Minnesota Association County Veterans Service Officers

Minnesota Association County Veterans Service Officers:  The primary point of contact for veterans and their families to seek assistance with local, state and federal veterans benefits.

Minnesota Association County Veterans Service Officers


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