Veteran Affairs

Satisfaction Survey 

Linn County Veterans Affairs staff works hard to provide quality service to veterans and their families.  Please click on the link to complete a survey to let us know how we are doing.  Survey Link

Service Programs

Linn County's Veterans Affairs (VA)-certified staff helps eligible veterans apply for compensation and pension programs to assist veterans and their dependents, including the following:
  • Compensation for Service-Connected Disability / Death
  • Nonservice-Connected Disability Pension
  • Death Pension for Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children
  • Aid and Attendance for Nursing Home and Housebound Veterans
  • Appeals of Unfavorable VA Rulings
  • Eligibility Verification Reports (EVR)
  • Application for Iowa Veterans Home

Staff Services
The staff also assists with:
  • Obtaining military records and awards
  • Distributing grave markers and flag holders for Linn County
  • Networking with VA hospitals
  • Networking with other VA facilities and social service agencies
  • Conducts mind body medicine support groups for PTSD

The veteran must have been discharged under honorable conditions and have served 90 days or more of federal active duty service.

To apply for assistan

  • Call ahead to make an appointment with a Veteran Service Officer (VSO).
  • Present a DD214 Military Discharge
  • Bring in marriage certificates, birth certificates for all minor children, and social security numbers for all family members.