Assist Honorably Discharged Veterans in applying for Federal & State Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans need to be a Winneshiek County resident and will assist veterans, spouses & dependents who are eligible providing temporary emergency assistance with basic needs (rent, utilities, emergent medical services, etc.) to vets and their families.

We do NOT work for the Veterans Administration or the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and have no direct influence on the granting of VA Benefits. However, we work with the Federal VA and Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs to inform veterans of various benefits which they are eligible. We are truly the Veterans Advocate and here to support our veterans.

If you have questions regarding any of the benefits, please contact our office:

  • VA Health Care Enrollment/Medical
  • Compensation for Service connected disability
  • Pension for Non-Service connected disability
  • Government VA headstone or marker
  • Burial Benefits
  • Burial Grave Markers
  • Surviving Spouse Benefits
  • Obtaining DD214 & military records
  • VA Home Loan
  • VA Education
  • Veterans Cemeteries
  • Veteran Designation on Drivers License or ID
  • Veterans Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)

The VA Hospital serving this area is Iowa City VA Medical Center - Iowa City, Iowa.

To record Military Documents, contact the Winneshiek County Recorder's Office, 563-382-3486.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs website
Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website:
National Center for PTSD:
Returning Veterans: OEF/OIF
GI Bill:

24 Hour Homeless Veterans Hotline: 877-424-3838
24 Hour Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Women Issues Hotline: 855-VA-WOMEN (82-96636) Mon. - Fri. 7am-8pm & Sat. 7am-5:30pm
Hotline Service for Family & Friends of Veterans. "Coaching into Care"  888-823-7458

NEW VA Dental Insurance Program:
To give enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries the opportunity to purchase dental insurance

Our office has a Counselor Greg Clark (a combat wounded Vietnam Veteran) who assists Veterans that are dealing with Combat Trauma, MST, other concerns regarding the military, work & home life. This is at no cost to the Veteran. For more information or for setting up an appointment, please contact our office.

To learn more about PTSD development, click on the link below:
Special Presentation: God & Horror - Where Combat & Religion Convene  by Greg Clark

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