© 2019 Department of Minnesota VFW

Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars Claims Office

VFW Claims Office is

Closed to Walk-in Clients.

  • They are suspending all BVA Hearings that were scheduled up to May 1st.  They will reschuled after May 1st, 2020. 
  • The VFW Office will still be working and taking claims through telework.


as of 3/16/20

ALL VFW Post Meetings should be CANCELED through March 2020

***Please see 'COVID-19 UPDATE for MN VFWs' at the top of this page for more information regarding VFW Business & Activities

Lynette Bonin
Assistant Claims Director



VFW Claims Office

Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building

1 Federal Drive

Room G900

St. Paul, MN. 55111

Mon-Fri 7 AM-3:30 PM

Jon Gohn 
Claims Director



Steve Walker

Veterans Benefit Representative



Jeff Cowell

Claims Examiner


Scott Sutherland 
VFW Hospital Representative 


Minneapolis VAMC 
(612) 725-2000 ext. 4448 
Mon-Fri  9 AM-3:00 PM

What is the Claims Office?
Frequently Asked Questions
Means Test 
Things To Do When a Veteran Dies 
Veterans Data Record

The Department of Minnesota Claims Service Program appreciates annual grant funds from

the Citizens of Minnesota through the

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)