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  • Be suspicious of media advertisements from companies which provide information about Settlements and suggest you can ONLY obtain compensation with THEIR help. These predatory companies are not with the VA and are targeting Veterans.
  • Be cautious of aggressive law firms or companies expressing a sense of urgency and insisting you must act now. Instead, use the VA Office of General Counsel (OGC) Accreditation Search to confirm and validate the credentials of anyone offering claims assistance at:
  • Do not agree to pay any fees to help with your VA claim. There are accredited Veterans Service Organizations, agents and attorneys who will assist you for free.
  • Be wary of companies claiming to be contacting you on behalf of the VA. Contact the VA directly at 1-800-827-1000 if you are unsure about the authenticity of a message you’ve received.
  • Veterans and their survivors who think they might be eligible for any PACT Act benefits should visit or call 1-800-MYVA411 for more information.
  • Apply directly to the VA. You may submit an application securely online at or in person at the Traill County Veterans Service Office. There are no costs or hidden fees to apply because the VA will never charge Veterans or their family members to apply for the benefits that they may be entitled to receive.
  • To make an appointment at the Traill County Veterans Service Office please call 701-430-7059.


2023 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Deer Hunt

WHO: Veterans who are 50% disabled or greater are encouraged to apply. Only 5 hunters allowed per day.

WHEN: Monday, November 13th and Monday, November 20th

WHERE: The Disabled Veteran Deer Hunt will take place at Camp Grafton, ND.

DEADLINE: Applications should be postmarked by April 29, 2023 to be considered.  Applications are available from your local County Veteran Service Office.  

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a shotgun with slug only hunt, no rifles will be allowed or provided this year.*


Guest speakers will provide information on the various programs and resources within their organization that are available to ensure homeless and at risk of homeless Veterans receive the support they deserve.


Thu. Mar 30, 2023, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CT


This is an online event.

Cost: Free

Virtual Homeless & Justice-Involved Veteran Outreach Symposium

Symposium Details:  The primary focus of this collaborative effort is to provide training and resources to VBA’s Homeless and Justice-Involved Veteran Outreach Coordinators and external stakeholders, as well as assisting these Veterans in obtaining benefits, services, and resources that may be available to them. Guest speakers will provide information on the various programs and resources within their organization that are available to ensure homeless and at risk of homeless Veterans receive the support they deserve.  This symposium will also provide attendees with information on the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act benefits and claims filing as well as ways to seek additional VA support.

Date:  Thursday, March 30, 2023

Time:  12:00-4:00PM(EST)  

Location:  WebEx Virtual Platform      

Quick Join:  Click Here to Join the Symposium

Phone:  1-404-397-1596, Access Code:  2762 132 4479


(1)QUESTION: “I’m being evicted what should I do?”

ANSWER: If you or a Veteran needs immediate assistance to avoid eviction or loss of housing, please call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID VET. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • VA staff are available to assist Veterans facing housing crises by directing them to the appropriate resources and supportive services offered by VA and other government entities. Below are details on several resources and services available for Veterans who are at an increased risk of eviction due to the ending of temporary renter protections.

(2)QUESTION: “I’m struggling to pay my rent and utilities who can help me?”

ANSWER: Call the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program at 701-232-2452

  • Contact: Holly Papineau at 701-306-0056 or email:
  • Contact: Jenny Gomke at 701-318-4430 or email:
  • Contact: Alesha Petermann at 701-388-6048 or email:
  • Address: 3233 University Drive South Fargo, ND 58104
  • SSVF provides case management and supportive services to prevent homelessness or to rapidly re-house Veterans and their families who are homeless.
  • The SSVF subsidy program may provide a modest subsidy for two years to extremely low-income Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

(3)QUESTION: “I need free legal help. Who can I call?”

ANSWER: Call Rachel Marsolek, LSW and VJO Coordinator at 701-200-2723 or email her at:  She will help you find legal aid resources in North Dakota.

(4)QUESTION: “Where do I find local help?”

ANSWER: Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can CALL or VISIT their local VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Fargo, ND and ask to speak with a Homeless Coordinator at 701-461-7330



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Medical Foster Homes are private homes in which a trained caregiver provides a safe and supportive long-term care for Veterans. This is an alternative to nursing home and assisted living care. It may be appropriate for Veterans who require nursing home care but prefer a non-institutional setting with fewer residents. The VA inspects and approves all Medical Foster Homes.

The Medical Foster Home program partners with people in the community who have caregiving experience and who have room in their homes to take in up to three Veterans and provide their daily care including 24-hour supervision, meals, laundry, med management, and personal care assistance.   VA Home Based Primary Care provides medical oversight via visits from a skilled team of professionals.

The cost for care is determined based on the Veteran’s care needs.   Care is paid via private pay, potential VA Regional Office funding, and/or county waiver funding if the Veteran is eligible for Medical Assistance.  On Thursday December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 2617. Part of this bill includes payment for VA Medical Foster Home for Veterans who are eligible for VA paid long term care. 



  • Personal care in a private home for eligible Veterans with complex chronic disabling disease or condition(s) who meet nursing home level of care.
  • Veterans are cared for in a safe and therapeutic environment, improving their quality of life.
  • Provides health care in a home setting, including end-of-life care.
  • Is an alternative to living alone by providing quality long-term care and companionship.
  • No more than three residents receive care in the home.
  • Gives Veterans the option to remain in a family setting.
  • Offers personalized care in the community.
  • Meets the increasing demand for long-term care services through care in a non-institutional setting.
  • Offers access to Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Home Care Services.


  • A furnished, private room
  • 24-hour care and supervision
  • Choice of Medical Foster Home placement and location
  • Stable loving home
  • Safeguards against abuse
  • Signed agreement between MFH caregiver and patient, family
  • Pets are possible
  • Assistance with daily care, transportation to appointments, and medication


VA Coordinator Kristin Swenson can help you decide if a Medical Foster Home is a good alternative for you or someone you love.

Contact: Kristin Swenson- Coordinator


Fargo VA Health Care System

2101 N Elm St

Fargo, ND 58102


701-232-3241 ext. 3940


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The Fargo Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (2101 Elm Street N., Fargo) will host a PACT Act Claims Clinic on March 1st from 4pm to 6pm in the 3rd floor auditorium of the hospital.

The PACT Act is perhaps the largest health care and benefit expansion in VA history. The full name of the law is The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.

During the Claims Clinic, participants will be able to meet with VA claims representatives one on one, to submit a claim and complete Toxic Exposure Screening.

The act expands care and benefits to Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide generations of veterans and their survivors with care and benefits they earned and deserve.

For more information, call the Fargo VA Public Affairs Office at (701) 239-3724.


The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN has announced that there will be a spring flight departing Hector International Airport in Fargo on April 30. 

The flight will have approximately 90 veterans on board from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam conflicts.

The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN is a 501c3 non-profit, 100 percent volunteer organization that takes veterans to Washington, D.C., free of charge to visit the memorials built in their honor.  

The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN does not solicit funds through calls or emails.

Veterans who served before May 7, 1975 and would like to apply to take part in the flight can download an application form online at


After Hours Telephone Care: 866-687-7382Medical Foster Home Program: 701-239-3700 extension 3940
Anesthesia Pain Clinic: 701-239-3700 extension 3510Medical Library: 701-239-3755
Appointments: 701-239-3700 ; toll-free: 800-410-9723Mental Health: 701-239-3700 extension 3150
Audioinquiry System – Current listing of appointments: 855-560-1718Military Sexual Trauma: 701-239-3700 extension 4523
Audiology: 701-239-3700 extension 3748Million Veteran Program: 866-441-6075
Bemidji VA Clinic: 218-755-6360Minority Veterans Program: 701-239-3700 extension 3562
Billing and Insurance: 866-347-2352Minot VA Clinic: 701-418-2600
Bismarck VA Clinic: 701-221-9152Minot Vet Center: 701-852-0177
Bismarck Vet Center: 701-224-9751MOVE! Weight Management Program: 701-239-3700 extension 3628 or 4428
Community Resource and Referral Center: 701-461-7330My HealtheVet: 701-239-3700 extension 4420
COVID-19 Vaccines: 800-410-9723Nurse Recruiter: 701-239-3700 extension 4325
Canteen – Veterans Canteen Service (PatriotCafe, PatriotBrew, PatriotStore): 701-239-3700 extension 3710Nursing Integrative Healing Therapies: 701-239-3700 extension 3425
Care in the Community, VA Community Care, MISSION Act: 866-517-9363 ; 701-239-3700 extension 3411Nutrition Education, Walk-In Dietitians: 701-239-3700 extension 3629 or 4437
Caregiver Support Program: 701-239-3700 extension 4399Nutrition and Food Service: 701-239-3745
Chaplain Service: 701-239-3700 extension 2795Oncology: 701-239-3700 extension 3522; infusion room: extension 3126
Chief of Staff: 701-239-3700 extension 3202Office of Integrity and Compliance Officer: 701-239-3700 extension 3214
Community Living Center: 701-239-3700 extension 3477Orthopedics: 701-239-3700 extension 3833
Community Resource and Referral Center: 701-461-7330Patient Advocate: 701-239-3700 extension 3738
Compensation and Pension: 701-239-3700 extension 3410 or 2982 or 3501Patient Location: 701-239-3700 extension 0
DAISY Award: 701-239-3700 extension 3661Pharmacy: 855-846-8154
Dementia Care: 701-239-3700 extension 4080Physician Recruiter: 701-239-3700 extension 2353
Dental Clinic: 701-239-3700 extension 3371Podiatry: 701-239-3700 extension 3833
Dental Eligibility: 701-239-3700 extension 2459Police Services: 701-239-3700 extension 3299
Dermatology: 701-239-3700 extension 2403Post 9/11 Transition and Care Management / Military2VA (M2VA) / Returning Servicemembers: 701-239-3700 Ext. 4310
Devils Lake VA Clinic: 701-662-5801Primary Care: 701-239-3700
Dialysis: 701-239-3700 extension 4500Privacy Office: 701-239-3700 extension 3978
Dickinson VA Clinic: 701-483-1850Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Services: 701-239-3700 Ext. 3039
Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence: 701-239-3700 extension 3810Public Affairs Office / Media: 701-239-3724
Ear, Nose and Throat: 701-239-3700 extension 3833Pulmonary Department: 701-239-3700 extension 3524
Eligibility: 701-239-3700 extension 3428Quality, Safety, & Value: 701-239-3700 extension 3686
Emergency Department: 701-239-3700 ; 800-410-9723Rehabilitation and Extended Care: 701-239-3700 extension 2093
Employee Education: 701-239-3700 extension 3662Release of Information: 701-239-3700 extension 3419 or 3718
Equal Employment Opportunity Program: 701-239-3700 extension 3837Renal Transplant Coordination: 701-239-3700 extension 2555 or 3522
Eye Clinic: 701-239-3700 extension 3748Research: 701-239-3700 extension 3348 or 3557
Fargo Vet Center: 701-237-0942Research Compliance Officer: 701-239-3700 extension 3214
Fergus Falls VA Clinic: 218-739-1400Safe Patient Handling Program: 701-239-3700 extension 2555
Finance Office: 701-239-3700 extension 3301Social Work: 701-239-3700 extension 4311
Former Prisoners of War Advocate: 701-335-4389Special Mode Transportation: 701-239-3700 extension 4506
Gastroenterology/Endoscopy: 701-239-3700 extension 3510Specialty Care: 701-239-3700 extension 2420
Grafton VA Clinic: 701-352-4059Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders: 701-239-3700 extension 9-3765
Grand Forks VA Clinic: 701-335-4380Suicide Prevention Program: 701-239-3700 extension 3556
General Surgery: 701-239-3700 extension 3833Telehealth: 701-239-3700 extension 3993
Gynecology: 701-239-3700 extension 2599Telephone Care: 701-239-3700 ; 800-410-9723
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program: 701-239-3700 extension 4039Therapy Services – Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Recreation: 701-239-3700 extension 3047
Home Based Primary Care: 701-461-7343Tobacco Cessation: 701-239-3700 extension 4406
Homeless Veterans: 701-461-7330Travel Office: 701-239-3700 extension 3429
Honors Escort Program: 701-239-3700 extension 2726Urology: 701-239-3700 extension 2403
Hospice and Palliative Care: 701-239-3700 extension 2726Vascular Surgery: 701-239-3700 extension 3383
Housing Assistance: 701-239-3700 extension 3472Veterans Drop-In Center – Gladys Ray Shelter: 701-364-0116
Human Resources: 701-239-3700 extension 3641Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record: 701-239-3700 extension 2876
Imaging – Radiology – Xray: 701-239-3700 extension 3204 or 3203Visual Impairment Services: 701-239-3700 extension 3047
Inpatient medical-surgical unit: 701-239-3700 extension 3467 or 3414Voluntary Service / Center for Development & Civic Engagement: 701-239-3700 extension 3395
Integrated Ethics Program: 701-239-3700 extension 3214Whole Health: 701-239-3700 extension 3990
Intensive Care Unit: 701-239-3700 extension 3312Williston VA Clinic: 701-572-2470
Jamestown VA Clinic: 701-952-4787Women Veterans Program – Women’s Health: 701-239-3700 extension 3893 or 3503
Lost and Found: 701-239-3700 extension 0Wound Care: 701-239-3700 extension 3833