Veteran Services

Contact Information
The Martin County Veterans Service Office is located at:
2423 Albion Ave Suite 11
Fairmont, MN 56031

507-238-3220
507-238-8492 (Fax)

Veteran Services Officer
Douglas Landsteiner
doug.landsteiner@co.martin.mn.us

Veteran Services Specialist
Tamara Plumhoff
tamara.plumhoff@co.martin.mn.us

Functions
The Martin County Veterans Service Office provides assistance and technical support to veterans and their dependents with a diverse array of benefits and services including:

  • Advocacy
  • Benefit counseling
  • Claims assistance

The Veterans Service Office can also assist in obtaining military discharges and documents. Assistance with discharge upgrades is also provided.

The Martin County Veterans Service Office is committed to providing professional and courteous service to veterans and dependents while striving to ensure they receive the maximum benefits and services they are entitled to.

Individual right to privacy and confidentiality is always respected.

COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Veterans
On March 26, 2020, the Minnesota State Legislature voted to fund a special appropriation to assist Veterans who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 specific programs have been activated specifically in response to mitigate the economic effects COVID-19 is having on our Veterans and their families.

These programs can be closed at any time without notice due to the exhaustion of approved funding. Status updates will be posted on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website regarding the status of these programs. All of the grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and the amount of grants awarded is limited to the length of existing funding. 

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant
The purpose of the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant is to mitigate the negative effects and economic impact COVID-19 has had on Veterans and their families by providing a one-time financial relief grant in the amount of $1,000. 

Visit the MDVA COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant website for more information. 

COVID-19 Special Needs Grant
The purpose of the COVID-19 Special Needs Grant is to provide one-time financial assistance to a Veteran or surviving spouse who needs assistance due to a COVID-19-related event. Any funding awarded from this grant would go directly to a vendor or creditor of the applicant, and no money awarded goes directly to an applicant or an applicant’s family member. 

Visit the MDVA COVID-19 Special Needs Grant website for more information. 


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