Local Benefits

The following are benefits provided locally in Palo Alto County. Please contact your CVSO for assistance.

  • Obtaining military records (see below for information)
  • Distributing markers/flag holders for veterans graves
  • Coordination of transportation to a VA Medical Center
  • Iowa Veteran’s Home
  • Veteran lifetime hunting and fishing license
  • Veteran vehicle license plates
  • Iowa Workforce Development
  • County funded Veterans Relief Program in
    • Rent
    • Utilities
    • Food
    • Emergency medical
    • Special needs
    • Burial

Military Medals & Medal Replacement

Medals awarded while in active service are issued by the individual military services if requested by Veterans or their next of kin. Requests for replacement medals, decorations and awards should be directed to the branch of the military in which the Veteran served. Requests can be submitted to your CVSO. When requesting medals, please include:

  • Veteran’s full name
  • Branch of service
  • Service number or SSN
  • Approximate dates of military service
  • Signature of the Veteran or next of kin if the Veteran is deceased
  • Copy of the discharge or separation document, if available