Veterans Services

The Clay County Veterans Service Office is a great resource for information and assistance regarding any veteran related question or benefit. Both Curt and Jennifer can provide you with advice and/or assistance on a wide variety of issues you might face, such as admission to a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, obtaining a copy of your discharge record or other state and federal veterans benefits.


If you are a veteran and have not had the occasion to meet Curt or Jennifer, it would be to your advantage to meet with them and let them know that you are a veteran living in Clay County. Please call the Veterans Service Office at 218-299-5041 to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you.

Veteran Benefit Meetings

If you would like a personal visit with one of our representatives to better explore or obtain your earned veteran benefits, please complete the Office Intake Form (PDF), to help us schedule you for that appointment. Upon completion, please print and fax the form to 218-291-5801 or mail it to the following address:
715 11th Street N.
Suite 103
Moorhead, MN 56560

Success Story

Read about how the Clay County Veterans Service Office helps connect former soldiers with the benefits they're entitled to in the article Veterans Service Office Helps Soldiers Find Benefits (PDF). This copyrighted article first appeared in the Barnesville Record Review. It is reprinted here with their permission.

Definition of a Veteran

Federal Definition

"Veteran" means any person who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces after having served at least 90 days on active duty. One day must have been during wartime service.

State Definition

"Veteran" means any person who has been separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States after having served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty, or who has active military service certified under Section 401, Public Law 95-202, and who is a citizen of the United States or is a resident alien. A "general under honorable condition" discharge qualifies the veteran for all benefits, provided the other conditions of length of service are met.

National Guard & Reserves

The term "veteran" does not include any member of the national guard or the reserve component of the armed forces ordered to active duty for the sole purpose of training.

This definition comes from Minnesota Statute 197.447.