We are now open for walk-ins in all offices; Drivers license and Passports(located in Recorders Office) still appointment only. 

To schedule drivers license appointments online please go here

Wed, Jan 26, 2022
Benton County Iowa

Benton County - Veterans Affairs


Cara Martin, Director


Email: [email protected]

M-F 8am-4:30pm

811 D Ave, Suite 34
Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 472-3150
(319) 472-4260

Walk-ins are welcome, though it is encouraged to make an

appointment to ensure that I am in the office and available. 

Benton County Veterans Affairs assists Veterans and their dependents with:

  • Applying for VA Medical Care - health care and medications
  • Compensation - monthly benefit for injury incurred or aggravated by service
  • Pension - income based financial assistance program for veterans
  • Applying to the Iowa Veterans Home
  • Military Records - obtaining and upgrading
  • Burial Benefits and Grave Markers
  • Educational Benefits
  • Home Loan Benefits
  • Emergency Assistance

Please click here for a Summary of VA Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Members and Veterans.

To arrange for a Veteran's ride to a VA appointment at the medical center or one of the community-based outpatient clinics, please call at least one week prior to your appointment to allow time for the arrangement of a volunteer driver. 

Turning miles into smiles! We are looking for more volunteer drivers!

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer driver please call or email the service office.

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-276-8255  (press 1)

Confidential chat also available at VeteransCrisisLine.net or by sending a text to 838255

Veterans Affairs Board of Commissioners

Michael Silhanek, Chairman (Elberon)

Dale Henry (Vinton)

Courtney Long (Newhall)