May 18, 2024


HELP LINE CENTER – 24 hour information and referral line, referrals to community programs for financial assistance, food, clothing, medical assistance, social service programs, government agencies, child care and much more. Just dial 211 on your phone to speak to a representative.

Job Links The following are links to job positions for employment with South Dakota, Minnehaha County, the city of Sioux Falls, Federal Government, as with the VA, and various local businesses. Some of these links may not always have a job listing, but come back every now and then to find your perfect job. State and Federal employment do give Veterans preference, I’m not sure about city and county.

Military to Civilian Transferable Skills Identifier – Access a descriptive crosswalk between Military occupations to thier related occupations. Helps you with keywords when filling out online applications

Sioux Falls VA Jobs- Click on the link to view job listings with in the Sioux Falls VA region area. The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, Human Resource Offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. If you need additional information please contact them during normal business hours at (605) 333-6855. The Sioux Falls VA Human Resource Office cannot process any applications sent by Electronic Mail (E-mail), Fax, or delivered by person.

Minnehaha County Jobs – Minnehaha County invites you to apply for an opportunity to join thier team of skilled and dedicated employees. By clicking on the link you can apply for jobs that interest you.

Federal Government Jobs – The federal government needs your talent, energy, and creativity. working for America will afford you the opportunity to address the tough challenges that our country is facing today. Contribute to projects that affect the lives of over 300 million people and help make a difference.

SD Department of Labor – Find businesses in your local area that are hiring. 1000’s of jobs to search for, one must be right for you.

South Dakota Jobs – Browse a complete list of current job openings. When you’re ready to apply register with the career portal, build your profile, and complete your application.

The Big Job Fair – The Goal of this site is to serve as a connection between employers and a wide spectrum of employment ready job seekers.

Veteran Organizations 

American Legion – The American Legion is the nations most influential, effective, and dependable advocate of veterans affairs fighting for better active duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families, and helping to ensure that the VA’s medical system can properly care for veterans.

Veterans of Foreign War – The VFW strives to do good things for good deserving people; Particularly veterans, their families, and their communities. From local grassroot ideas to national influence, they work everyday to make a difference. It’s their strength as an organization, and with each individual membership, they only grow in strength.

Disabled American Veterans – The DAV is exclusively of men and women disabled in our nations defense, the Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to one single purpose – Building better lives for all of our nations disabled veterans and their families.

Paralyzed Veterans of America – For more than 65 yrs., Paralyzed Veteran of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes – To empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they  fought for: Freedom and Independence.

Other Veteran Organizations – A listing of Veteran Service Organization located in South Dakota.

Financial Aid 

Minnehaha County Dept. of Human Services – Based on eligibility, assistance with rent, utility bills, ID’s, food and non-food items, dental and medical care, out of town transportation ( bus tickets, gas, prescriptions, and burials ) 521 N. Main St. Suite 201 367-6649

211 HELPLINE – Are you looking for community resources, but don’t know where to start? Call 211. 211 has referrals to community programs for financial assistance, food, clothing, medical assistance, social service programs, government agencies, childcare, and much more.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act – The (SCRA) provides a wide range of protection for individuals entering, or called to, active duty in the military, or deployed servicemembers. For more information click on the link.

South Dakota Veterans Bonus – South Dakota is paying a bonus to members of the armed forces who were legal residents of the state for no less than six months immediately preceding their period of active duty. 


Vocational Rehabilitation– VOC REHAB provides services and assistance to certain veterans with disabilities to get and keep a suitable job.

GI Bill – It has been heralded as one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the federal government—one that impacted the United States socially, economically and politically. It gives servicemen and women the opportunity of resuming their education or technical training after discharge.


Veterans Health Administration – Apply for determination of eligibility for health care services.

My Health-e-Vet – VA’s new veteran health portal specifically designed for veterans, their advocates and their families. It provides one stop shopping for VA Benefits, special programs, health information and services.

Tricare for Life explained – This gives a general explanation on the benefits of Tricare for Life, and how it works with Medicare Part “A” & “B”, it is worth checking out if this is something you have, and are reaching the age of 65, or have a disabled spouse.

Mesothelioma – During the early part of the 20th century the United States armed forces used Asbestos in the production of ships, buildings, and vehicles, exposing soldiers, sailors, and workers to this terrible mineral. Click on the link for more information.

Mesothelioma Help  Asbestos was widely used by the military during the 20th century. So many of those who proudly served their country were exposed to asbestos or asbestos containing materials during their service. Many veterans have experienced high rates of mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Veteran Center – United States Military veterans make up over 30% of all patients with malignant mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos. Learn more about your benefits options with our VA-accredited claims agents, all free of charge.

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Mesothelioma Guide  – Is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. 

Drug Dangers – Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications. 


Homeless Veteran 


Veterans Administration 


Veterans Benefits 

Codified Federal Regulations (Title 38) – Title 38 of the (CFR) Codified Federal Regulations are federal laws concerning veteran benefits.

Burial Flags – The VA provides American flags for service, and a flag to be given to the next of kin or a close associate of the deceased at no cost, to drape over the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran honorably discharged from the armed forces. Fill out VA Firm vba-27-2008-ARE


Other Resources 

South Dakota Department of the Military and Department of Veteran Affairs – This site gives valuable information for aid and assist veterans, and their dependents in securing local, state, and federal entitlements and services for which they are eligible.

Mortgage Guide for Veterans – This guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans. 

Veterans & Debt -Just like most Americans, you and other current or former members of the military may struggle with debt and personal finances. Your bills may have piled up while you were deployed, or you may be facing unemployment without a good education or other safety net to fall back on. Fortunately, we can help you discover programs and tools to help you control your finance

Debt consolidation – is a means of combining multiple loans. In addition to reducing the number of bills you have to pay each month, it can lower your monthly payments and reduce the long-term cost of your loans or debts.

Dealing with debt – is often a family affair. This is especially true when you have major changes in your life, like a wedding, a divorce or a death in the family. It’s also important to teach your children about finances.

Tax Extensions for Military – The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the fact that members of the United States armed forces are often deployed outside of the U.S. at tax time and gives many military and support personnel an extension on their tax deadlines. 

Identity Theft Protection – Veterans and their families have easy access to our free, comprehensive research all in one place in order to save time and effort.