Welcome to Palo Alto County Veterans Affairs of Iowa!
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a wide range of benefits
for our Nation's veterans, service members, and their families.

Office Hours & Location




Palo Alto County Courthouse,
1010 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA

Phone: 712-852-2066

Fax: 844-274-1190


Quick Links

My Health-e-Vet


Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)

Veterans ON-line Application (VONAPP)

Women Veterans

Please visit the Resources link for more options and information

What benefits are available?


VA benefits and services fall into these major categories:

  • Disability Benefits
  • Education & Training Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits & Employment
  • Home Loans
  • Burial Benefits
  • Dependents’ and Survivors’ Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Care
  • Compensation
  • Pension

Who is eligible?


You may be eligible for VA health care benefits if you are a veteran. You may be eligible for other VA benefits if you are:

  • A veteran
  • A veteran’s dependent
  • A surviving spouse or child of a deceased veteran
  • A member of the military reserves or National Guard
  • An active duty military service member