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Mutual of Omaha – David Pieper

Office: (507) 724-3863
Cell: (507) 272-4864
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Join Us for a Fun-Filled Wild Kingdom Event!

Wild Kingdom Encounters
Have you ever seen a monkey, kinkajou, or snake up close? Join for a memorable wildlife experience featuring exotic animals like these!

Where: Four Seasons Center
900 N. Kingston St., Caledonia, MN

When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.

Experience education and entertainment during an unforgettable visit with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom’s Wild Guide Stephanie Arne and a few of her animal friends. Arne is the host of the all-new Wild Kingdom web series. She’ll give you a dynamic up-close-and-personal look at some fascinating creatures of the wild kingdom.

The presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. We hope you can join us! Don’t forget to bring your camera!
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More event locations:
Hokah – Hokah Cooperative
Black River Beach – La Crosse
Old Hickory Park – La Crescent
Caledonia Care & Rehab
St. Johns Lutheran School

This appearance is made available by David Pieper, Mutual of Omaha.

Houston County Veteran Services

Phone: 507-725-5805
Fax: 507-725-8727
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Federal & State Benefits may include:
Compensation
Pension (Veterans & Widows)
Education
Home Loans
Burial
Life Insurance
Medical Care
SSAP Program
State Dental
State Optical Care
Special Needs Grants

Services and Responsibilities
The County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) is a department head position appointed by the County Board. The State of Minnesota is one of the few responsible states that has mandated a network of Veterans Service Officers in each County. In accordance with state statute, each County shall provide an office, clerical staff and the budgetary support necessary to perform the duties of the office. Recently, Minnesota went a step further than any other state by requiring CVSO’s to achieve and maintain National Accreditation, which consists of mandatory continuing education.

The CVSO is held responsible for attaining knowledge on the continually changing array of benefits that are available to the Veteran, his or her family, the widow, and orphans of a Veteran. This includes, but is not limited to, Federal USDVA benefits, State of Minnesota DVA benefits, and the referral of persons to agencies and organizations that could provide for their immediate and long range needs. The CVSO works very closely with community health agencies, Public Health Service, the court system, the welfare system, financial institutions, and Veterans’ organizations for the benefit of the client. In addition, the County Veterans Service Officer meets in various outlying communities monthly to provide service to those who are unable to come to the County Services Building. Community centers and Veterans organizations provide no-cost meeting places throughout the county for this purpose. Home visits by the CVSO are made to those unable to leave their residences.

The CVSO processes claims primarily with the USDVA Regional Office and Insurance Center at Fort Snelling, St. Paul, through accredited representatives, such as the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US., AMVETS, Military Order of the Purple Heart and the State of Minnesota DVA. While the Houston County VSO is also accredited by the USDVA to process claims, it is beneficial to use these organizations as all of these people have offices at the USDVARO & IC, Fort Snelling. By federal and state law, there is no “fee” charged for any services provided by the USDVA, accredited representatives, or the CVSO.

The State of Minnesota has a limited Veterans benefit section which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). These benefits include a financial subsistence plan that parallels welfare programs and is called Veterans Financial and Emergency Medical, Dental, and Optical Assistance. Also, it has a limited education assistance program. The education assistance program is for war orphans and dependents of those veterans who are 100% service connected due to injury or illness caused by their military service. There is also education assistance for veterans who have exhausted their USDVA education benefits (36 or 48 months). Minnesota maintains a 200-bed Veterans’ nursing home in Minneapolis, a 90-bed Veterans’ nursing home in Silver Bay, a 90-bed Veterans’ nursing home in Luverne, and a 190-bed Veterans’ domiciliary in Hastings. An additional 90-bed Veterans’ nursing home is currently planned for Fergus Falls. Veterans and spouses with disabilities are eligible for placement in the Minnesota Veterans Homes.

The CVSO must remain cognizant of changes in both federal and state benefits by attending seminars, conferences, and schools provided by the MNDVA and USDVA. By doing so, we can best advise and assist the veteran or veteran-related client. There are approximately 2000 veterans residing in our county. Counting widows, orphans, and children, there are approximately 5000 persons in Houston County who are potentially eligible for our services.

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