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197.609 EDUCATION PROGRAM.
    Subdivision 1. Establishment and administration. An education program for county
veterans service officers is established to be administered by the commissioner of veterans affairs.
    Subd. 2. Eligibility. To be eligible for the program in this section, a person must currently
be employed as a county veterans service officer as authorized by sections 197.60 to 197.606,
and be certified to serve in that position by the commissioner of veterans affairs or be serving a
probationary period as authorized by section 197.60, subdivision 2.
    Subd. 3. Program content. The program in this section must include but is not limited to
informing county veteran service officers of the federal, state, and private benefits and services
available to veterans, training them in procedures for applying for these benefits, updating them
on the changes in these benefits and the eligibility criteria and application procedures, informing
them of judicial and regulatory decisions involving veterans programs, training them in the legal
procedures for appealing decisions disallowing benefits to veterans, and providing education,
information, and training for any other aspects of the veteran service officer position.
History: 1993 c 192 s 80