Veterans Benefits

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.



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