Veteran Affairs FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Veteran Affairs

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How do I receive assistance from the Pottawattamie County Veteran Affairs Office?

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Please call us at (712) 328-5797 to make an appointment.

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How do I receive a copy of my DD-214/discharge paperwork, service records, and/or medals?

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Please call us at (712) 328-5797 to make an appointment with us.

Q.

What is the process to have "Veteran" on my driver’s license?

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Please bring a copy of your DD-214 to our office and we will assist.

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What makes a veteran eligible for the VA Hospital?

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Veterans are eligible by meeting income guidelines or Active Duty Service or a service-connected rating of 10% or higher.

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How do I know If I’m eligible for Veteran Status?

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Please bring a copy of your DD-214 to our office and we will assist.

Q.

Where do I apply for Veteran License Plates?

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Please bring a copy of your DD-214 to our office and we will assist you.

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How do I apply for a Military Property Tax Exemption?

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  • Your DD-214 must be recorded at the Pottawattamie County Recorder’s Office
  • You can apply at the Pottawattamie County Assessor’s Office or the Pottawattamie County Veteran Affairs Office
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What are the eligibility requirements for Guard and Reserves for Veteran Benefits?

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Please contact our office at (712) 328-5797 for review of your discharge paperwork.

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How do I qualify for Aid and Attendance?

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  • You must have served during a wartime period of service
  • Contact our office at (712) 328-5797 for recognized federal wartime dates
Q.

What is the difference between Pension and Compensation?

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Pension is an income-based program with federal wartime service requirements. Compensation is based on a service-connected injury or illness sustained or aggravated while on active duty.  

Q.

Difference between survivors’ pension and widows DIC?

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Survivors Pension is for the widows of wartime veterans that would qualify for Pension. Widows DIC is for widows of veterans who die of a service connectable disability.

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How do I upgrade my discharge status?

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Please bring a copy of your DD-214 to our office and we will assist you.

Phone (712) 328-5797
Fax: (712) 328-5726
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Location Veteran Affairs
623 6th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501