Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services — as well as their spouses and family members — may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Examples of benefits include health care; compensation and pension; education and training; home loans; insurance; vocational rehabilitation and employment; counseling and assistance; and burial and memorial services.
Learn More about Federal Benefits Visit the Veterans Benefits Administration’s page on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website to learn more about the various federal benefits available to veterans, caregivers/family members or dependents/survivors.
Learn More about State Benefits The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website provides a list of benefits available to veterans who are residents of the State of Iowa. You may also call the IDVA office at (515) 252-4698 or (800) 838-4692 to speak with a benefits specialist.
Contact the Des Moines Regional Benefit Office The Des Moines Regional Benefit Office is located at 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines. The office serves all Iowa veterans and provides information on federal and state benefits. It can be reached at (800) 827-1000.
Find Your County VA Office The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website includes an interactive map of the county Veterans Offices in the state.
Request Your Service Records Veterans can request a copy of their service record (including DD/214 separation documents, personnel records, replacement medals and/or medical records) through the National Archives website.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website includes a page for the Veterans Benefits Administration, which provides information about federal benefits for veterans, answers to frequently asked questions and links to a variety of counseling and assistance services.
This online service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense helps veterans and their family members and caregivers apply for benefits, manage benefits and file benefits claims.
The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website includes information about benefits available to veterans who are Iowa residents as well as pages dedicated to eligibility guidelines, education and employment services, additional resources and the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.
The National Association of American Veterans works to assist eligible veterans with obtaining due benefits, counseling referrals, single parenting and emergency assistance referrals; empower disabled veterans by giving them access to information on programs and resources; advocate for veterans’ rights; and support the timely processing of VA disability claims.