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Quick updates: Immigration Roundtable and Veterans’ Day

10 Nov

Thanks to all those that attended last night’s immigration roundtable.

We’ll have a recap of the event later this month and for the time being we can share the notes and program from the event.

South Asian Immigration Roundtable Program

Also, we’ll be closed tomorrow November 11, 2011 for Veterans’ Day. We want to thank our veterans for their service. After the break, there is information and resources for Veterans.

A survey indicates there were 21.9 million military veterans in the United States in 2009 (click here for more).

To better serve veterans and their families, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is seeking feedback on the use of their services. Veterans, current service members, and their families are encouraged to participate in a “Serving You Better” survey  at www.MinnesotaVeteran.org.

LinkVet Linkage Line for Minnesota Veterans:

LinkVet simplifies the identification of services for veterans and their families. During business hours, trained MDVA staff will provide information on veterans’ benefits, healthcare, education, and reintegration. The line will roll to Crisis Connection counselors for 24-hour, seven-days-a-week coverage (including holidays) for immediate crisis intervention and psychological counseling. For more information on LinkVet, click here or call 1-888-546-5838.

Minnesota GI Bill:

The Minnesota GI Bill program provides postsecondary educational assistance to eligible Minnesota veterans, and to the children and spouses of deceased or severely disabled Minnesota veterans. For eligibility requirements and financial assistance information, click here or call 651-642-0567.

Minnesota Veterans’ Email Newsletter:

The MDVA now offers a Minnesota veterans’ email newsletter. To sign up please click here or call 1-888-546-5838.

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