Detailed Information
Services Provided

Federal Benefits
Benefits Information
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) offers many benefits to eligible veterans and their dependents. Some benefits include:
Service Connected Disability Compensation
Non-Service Connected Disability Pension
Medical Benefits
Widow’s Pension
Disability Compensation Table
NSC Pension Table
Additional Services
Other services offered include recording and locating military discharges, replacement of service medals, applying for home loan certificates, education and burial benefits. For a complete coverage of federal DVA benefits, please visit the Veterans Affairs website, or talk to your local County Veterans Service officer.

VA Compensation – monetary benefit for disability occurring in the military.
VA Pension – monetary benefit for a non-military disability causing permanent disability.
VA Widow Benefits for Veteran’s war-time widows with minimal income.
VA Home Loan Certificate Applications
VA Burial Benefits/Military Markers/Presidential Certificates
VA Healthcare Enrollment Applications: 10-10EZ
Veterans Organization Memberships – VFW, DAV, American Legion, AMVETS
VA Education Benefits Registering Military Discharges (DD214s) General Information for Military Veteran

Additional Info

Brock Gilstad
Veterans Service Officer

Heather Rahn
Administrative Assistant

225 SE Third St., Suite 124
P.O. Box 5005
Minot, ND 58702-5005

Ph: 701-857-6492
Fax: 701-857-6491

Mission Statement

The Ward County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) is responsible for assisting veterans, widows of veterans, children or other eligible relative of veterans in making claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefits included but are not limited to, applications for service-connected disability compensation, non-service connected pensions, medical care, education, home loan guarantees and burial benefits, This office also advises veterans and refers them to the appropriate professional people to alleviate their problems. We assist veterans and their spouses in application to the North Dakota Veterans home at Lisbon and the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery at Mandan. The CVSO can refer veterans to area aid organizations for assistance. The CVSO attends Veterans Organization meetings and participates in veterans functions. The CVSO also accomplishes home, nursing, home and hospital visits to assist impaired veterans and accepts speaking engagements for the purpose of informing people of benefits due them as a veteran or a dependent of a veteran.

Veterans, widows of veterans, children or other eligible relatives of veterans.
Area Served
Ward County including the City of Minot
Contact Information
Bradley Starnes, Director
Street Address
225 3rd St SE #124 Minot, ND 58701
Mailing Address
PO Box 5005 Minot, ND 58701