Veterans Services

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Polk County Veterans Services will be closed on March 20th at 1200 p.m. to the public. We will continue to serve Veterans needs during this time through non-face to face contact. Please contact our office at 218-281-3066 or 218-280-5506 for any assistance you may need.  

Also please, call your VA medical center before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room, especially if you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Calling first helps us protect you, medical staff, and other patients. Ask your VA health care team about the option of care by phone or video instead of an in-person visit. We also ask that visitors who feel unwell postpone their visits to VA facilities.


Assistance

The Polk County Veterans Service Office provides guidance and assistance to Veterans and their family members regarding federal and state Veteran benefit programs.

Goals & Vision

It is our goal, in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, to provide benefits and services to Veterans and their families in recognition of their service to the Nation. Our vision is to provide compassion, honesty, trust, respect, open communication and accountability in our day to day behavior.

Services

The Polk County Veterans’ Services Department provides assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding federal and state veteran benefit programs. It considers, prepares, and processes various forms relative to petition and application for various veterans’ benefits.

Services are performed independently but within the regulations and policies of the state and federal governments and under general supervision of the Board of Commissioners.

Benefits

Some of the benefits available to veterans and their dependents are as follows:

  • Burial Benefits
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Disability Compensation
  • Educational Benefits
  • Federal/ State Veterans Cemetery
  • Home Loan Guarantees
  • Non-Service Connected Pension  
  • Nursing Homes
  • Obtaining Discharge Papers (DD-214)
  • State Subsistence/Dental/Optical
  • State Veteran Homes
  • Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
  • Widows' Pension