WINNESHIEK COUNTY VETERANS
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, 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 / Medical
- Compensation for Service connected disability
- Pension for Non-Service connected disability
- Government VA headstone or marker
- Burial Benefits
- Burial Grave Markers
- 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.
Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website: https://va.iowa.gov
National Center for PTSD: www.ptsd.va.gov
Returning Veterans: OEF/OIF
GI Bill: www.gibill.va
24 Hour Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Women Issues Hotline: 855-VA-WOMEN (82-96636) Mon. - Fri. 7am-8pm & Sat. 7am-5:30pm
NEW Hotline Service for Family & Friends of Veterans. "Coaching into Care" 888-823-7458
To learn more about PTSD development, click on the link below:
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