Summary of Benefits

County Benefits | State Benefits | Federal Benefits

WEBSTER COUNTY
VETERANS AFFAIRS
 Summary of Benefits
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Dan Lewandowski - Director
Webster County Veterans Affairs
 723 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge
515-573-1479
 
Webster County Veterans Affairs Commission
      Tom Dorsey 515-408-2609
      Rich Lennon 515-574-9838
       Marie Sheeder 515-570-5356
 
Veterans Helping Veterans

The Veterans Affairs office assists Veterans and or family, in obtaining benefits from the County, the State or the Federal government for benefits earned.

WEBSTER COUNTY BENEFITS

Assistance With

  • County relief providing emergency assistance for indigent Veterans, surviving spouse, and/or minor children, living in Webster County in the areas of:
    • Rent
    • Utilities
    • Burial
    • Transportation
  • Assist with having the word VETERAN added on your drivers-license.
  • Obtaining military records
  • Veteran discount / exemption on real estate taxes

Eligibility

  • Must be a resident of Webster County
  • Must meet income guidelines
  • Must have an honorable discharge

STATE OF IOWA BENEFITS

Home Base Iowa

  • Web base job bank especially designed for Veterans living or moving back to Iowa seeking employment.

Hunting & Fishing License

  • Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License for $7.00. Must have a disability rating of at least 10%.

License Plate

  • Veterans License Plates are free, if numbered. Personalized costs $25.00.

Trust Fund

  • Funds available for those at or below the 300% income poverty level needing assistance with a variety of categories to include dental, vehicle repair, housing repair etc.

Veterans Cemetery

  • Admittance Assistance to the Iowa Veterans cemetery located in Van Meter, Iowa.

Veterans Home

  • Admittance Assistance to the Iowa Veterans Home located in Marshalltown, Iowa.
For additional information on Iowa benefits visit https://dva.iowa.gov/

FEDERAL BENEFITS

Disability Compensation

  • Documented injuries, incurred while on Active Duty. Compensation payments start with a disability rating of 10%.
  • Disability Pension: Wartime Veteran, (and/or over the age of 65), with limited income.

Survivor’s (Death) Pension

  • Paid to the surviving spouse of a wartime Veteran with limited income.

Death & Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

  • Paid to the surviving spouse, if the service member died while on active duty, died from a service-connected disability, or was-rated 100% permanent and total.

Burial

  • $2,000 Burial Allowance if death is service-related.
  • $948.00 Burial Allowance if death is not service related.
  • $948.00 Burial Plot Allowance if receiving disability compensation.
  • Burial option at State cemeteries
  • Flag Holder w/Flag depicting Veterans time of service.
  • Headstone or Grave Marker free for Veterans.

Education

  • Dependent Education Assistants: 36 months of benefits for spouse and each dependent under the age of 26 if the Veteran is rated 100% permanent and total.

Health Care

  • Eligibility requires having at least a 10% disability rating or meets income guidelines.

Home Loans

  • Assist with obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility for a VA home loan.

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE IF YOU ARE

  • a Veteran
  • a Veteran’s dependent
  • a surviving spouse or child of a deceased Veteran
  • a member, or retiree of the Guard or Reserves
  • an active duty service member