Harrison County Veteran Affairs director can assist veterans, their widows, widowers, wives and minor children with VA pensions, compensations, medical care, nursing care, aid and attendance, home loan assistance, education, and burial benefits.
The veteran must have the following qualifications:
Discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active service means full-time service as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or reserve units. Certain VA benefits and medical care require wartime service.
Under the law, VA recognizes these war periods:
Mexican Border Period
May 9, 1916, through April 5, 1917 – for veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders or in adjacent waters
World War I
April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918
for veterans who served in Russia, April 6, 1917, through April 1, 1920
extended through July 1, 1921, for veterans who had a least one day of service between
April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918
World War II
December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946
June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955
August 5, 1964 (February 28, 1961, for veterans who served “in country” before August 5, 1964), through May 7, 1975
August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation
Iowa Deptartment of
Visit the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs for more information available to veterans.