WINNESHIEK COUNTY VETERANS
Assist Honorably Discharged Veterans in applying for Federal & State Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We do not work for the Veterans Administration but work with the Federal and Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs to inform veterans of various benefits which they are eligible. Veterans need to be a Winneshiek County resident. Will assist Veterans, spouses & dependents, who are eligible. Provides emergency assistance with basic needs (rent, utilities) to vets and their families. Our office assists with:
- Application for VA Health Care Benefits
- Compensation for Service connected disability
- Pension for Non-Service connected disability
- Government headstone or marker
Winneshiek County provides bronze flag holders to honor our deceased Military Veterans (who are buried in Winneshiek County) & their service to country, who are eligible. Will need to see a certified DD214 (discharge form).
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
Veterans may have "veteran" designation added to license or ID. This can be done at renewal time or anytime by paying the replacement fee of $10 (replacement fee effective July 1, 2013). This designation does not entitle veterans to VA Benefits. An honorably discharged veteran must present a copy of their DD214 or applicable discharge document to a County Veterans Affairs Office. Veterans may expedite the process by bringing a completed application form with them to the County Veterans Affairs Office, along with a copy of their DD214 or applicable discharge document. Forms can be picked up at a County Veterans Affairs Office, Treasurers Office or online at https://va.iowa.gov
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