Transition to Civilian Life for Veterans
Returning to civilian life after military service is different for every person. Luckily, there are resources available to help you make the transition.
Getting Help with Your Transition — Best Places to Start
Minnesota Association County Veteran Service Officers
Connects Minnesota veterans to county veteran service officers (CVSO). They can help you navigate the transition process.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Serves Minnesota veterans, their dependents, and survivors. It provides information about local veterans centers, regional offices, and medical centers.
Transition Support for Special Needs Audiences
Lists programs and services that help veterans and service members with service-related disabilities.
People with Disabilities
Provides a wide collection of resources, services, and valuable links for those with disabilities.
Links to resources for female veterans, including the VA's Center for Women Veterans.
Help with Benefits, Health Issues, and Relocation
Provide easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs.
US Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits and Health Care
Allows veterans to apply for health care, disability compensation, and education benefits.
Benefits and Assistance
Government and local assistance programs that provide health care, housing, family support, financial counseling, and other services.
Obtaining Military and Civilian Records
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Obtain official copies of your military papers. This may include your separation or discharge papers (DD Form 214) or medical records.
Learn how to obtain your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) records. This will help you prepare a resume or fill out applications for college or civilian vocational training.