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How to Apply for VA Benefits: Fillable Forms and Details on Programs

Link to Veterans Benefits Administration page on the VA website.

Iowa County Commissions on Veterans Affairs

Links to county Veterans Affairs offices which may assist you with compensation/pensions, medical care, military records, grave markers and veteran home loans. Some counties may also have dedicated funds to assist you with temporary shelter/utilities, food/health supplies, medical/dental, job placement, counseling and transportation.

Iowa's County Veterans Relief Program

If you are a veteran, you might be able to get financial help from the county in which you live. Each county must have a County Commission of Veterans Affairs.

Online Applications for Disability for Veterans

Apply for compensation, pension or vocational rehabilitation benefits online.

Service-Connected Conditions

Do you or does someone close to you have a service-connected medical condition? Do you need more information on where to go or how to begin filing for compensation? Follow these helpful resources and get the answers you need.

The Effective Date of your Veterans Affairs Compensation or Pension Claim

On March 24, 2015, the VA established a more formal process for filing claims. The main change was eliminating the informal claim. Now the VA will only accept applications for benefits on a specific VA form for purposes of establishing an effective date.

VA Survivors Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children, and parents of Servicemembers and Veterans who are deceased or totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability.

Veterans' Issues Fact Sheet: Overpayments

You got a letter from the VA saying you were overpaid. You cannot afford to pay the money back – in fact, you’re barely scraping by as it is. What can you do?

Veterans' Issues Fact Sheet: VA Compensation

Are you a veteran with a disability or other health problem related to your service? You may be eligible for compensation.

Veterans' Issues Fact Sheet: VA Pensions

Are you are a veteran with a disability or other health problem not related to your service? You may be eligible for a pension from the Veteran’s Administration or “VA.”

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