(320) 634-7700 | 130 E. Minnesota Avenue, Glenwood, MN 56334

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm Contact Us

Veterans Services


Phone: (320) 634-7846
Fax: (320) 634-5701

Office Hours

Monday – Tuesday
8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday – First Two Wednesdays of Each Month
8:00am – 4:30pm

The Pope County Veterans Service Officer is a highly trained professional advocate for Veterans and their families.  CVSO’s are constantly training and learning to stay current with all areas of their job. The CVSO is the primary point of contact for Pope County veterans and their families who seek assistance with local, state and federal veterans benefits. 

What We Do

We collaborate with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Service Organizations in securing benefits for veterans.
Disseminate information on veterans benefits
Assist in the application for State and Federal benefits
Facilitate the referral process to appropriate outside agencies
Help obtain relevant military records


The Pope County Veterans Service Office works collaboratively with the Department of Veterans Affairs and nationally chartered veterans service organizations in promoting the interests and welfare of veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, their family members and survivors.  To enhance the quality of their lives through advising, counseling, claims assistance, education, advocacy and special programs.  To ensure that they each receive all of the benefits and services they so well deserve for the hardships they have endured.

What are some of your Benefits?

Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs Health-Care Benefits

  • Outpatient Care at any VA Hospital or Medical Clinic
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Services through VA Hospital Pharmacies only
  • Gulf War, Agent Orange and Ionizing Radiation
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment
  • Prosthetic and Sensory Aid Services

Pope County provides transportation to and from the Veterans Administration Hospitals at Minneapolis and St. Cloud on even calendar days. The vehicle is not a handicap accessible vehicle. Please call for more details.

Federal Benefit Programs for Veterans

  • Disability Compensation
  • Allowances for Dependents
  • Improved Pensions
  • Education and Training Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits
  • Home Loan Guarantees
  • Life Insurance
  • Burial Benefits
  • Burial in National Cemeteries and the Minnesota State Cemetery
  • Headstones or Markers
  • Burial Flag
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses
  • Benefits for Survivors of Veterans

For more online information on your federal benefits please follow this link – www.va.gov

State of MN Benefits Programs for Veterans

The State Soldiers Assistance Program provides:

  • Low income dental and optical support
  • Rent/mortgage assistance
  • Special needs grants
  • Education grants

For more information on your state veterans benefits please follow this link – http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/
For a complete list please follow this link – http://www.minnesotaveteran.org

Programs and Benefits change each fiscal year. Check with our office for the latest changes.

For contact on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, or Friday, call the Service Officer at his Stevens County Office: 320-208-6555

    Jay Stewart

    Jay Stewart, Pope County Veterans Services Officer