Veterans who are determined by VA to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service (a service-connected disability) may be eligible for additional benefits and services.
Learn More about Federal Benefits Visit the Veterans Benefits Administration’s page on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website or call (800) 827-1000 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.
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.
Get Help with Your VA Disability Rating Call the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at (800) 827-1000 with concerns about your VA disability rating.
If you are separating from active duty within the next 60 to 180 days and are being considered for a medical discharge, this fact sheet describes how the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program can help you receive VA disability benefits sooner.
A fact sheet that describes the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) program that provides assistance to veterans with severe service-connected disabilities to purchase or build an adapted home or make home modifications.
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.
The National Resource Directory, a section of the eBenefits website hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans and their families and caregivers with supportive services and organizations.