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Local Events and Happenings

Official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Event

The official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program. Free breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. The National Anthem will be sung by Lt. Col (Ret.) Tim Swanson, and “God Bless America” by Miss Minnesota 2016, Madeline Van Ert. Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are scheduled to attend. Veterans Memorial Community Center 8055 Barbara Avenue Inver Grove Heights, MN

State Capitol Grounds Veterans Day Event

Opening ceremony and presentation of colors at 11 a.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Patriotic music by the St. Paul Central High School Band directed by Matt Oyen. Guest speaker Joshua Christianson. Sponsored by the Midwest All Airborne Alliance.

Inside Veterans Benefits

Terry LabarFirst Steps in 33 Years

US Marine Veteran Terry Labar was paralyzed in 1984. VA fitted Labar with an exoskeleton that enabled him to stand. Soon he will live his life outside the confines of a wheelchair.

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Camp Lenjeune gateCamp Lejeune Update

VA's rule that establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune takes effect on 3/15.

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BLS sealVeteran Unemployment Rate

In February 2017, the unemployment rate for all Veterans decreased from 4.5% to 3.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased slightly from 4.8% to 4.7%

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Defense Finance and Accounting Service News ReleaseRetiree and Annuitant Address Change

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces new addresses for Military retirees and annuitants correspondence, effective May 1, 2017.

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VA's 5-millionth Claim Processing Data ImageVA's Faster Claim Process

In February, we processed our 5-millionth claim using the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS). Today, we process nearly 100 percent of disability compensation claims through VBMS.

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Office Information

St. Paul Regional Benefit Office

1 Federal Drive
Fort Snelling
St. Paul, MN 55111-4050
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

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