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    Emmet County Veterans Affairs
    Emmet County Courthouse
    609 1st Avenue North
    Suite #5
    Estherville, IA 51334

    Phone: 712-362-7431

    Emmet County VA Director - Deb Tietje
    Email: dtietje@emmetcountyia.com

    Duties

    The commission shall assist, in completion of applications for state and federal veteran benefits.

    The director administers a small relief budget, approved by the county board of supervisors, for eligible poor or indigent veterans and their dependents. The commission may provide short-term assistance with the necessities of life normally including shelter, utilities medical. The commission shall provide funeral payment for eligible poor or indigent veterans and their dependents/survivors in an amount established by the county board of supervisors.

    The director shall secure from the undertaker in charge of the burial, a grave record for each veteran buried in the county. One copy of the grave record shall be forwarded to the Iowa Commission of Veteran Affairs. A copy, maintained by the county commission, shall be recorded alphabetically and by cemetery where the veteran is buried.

    The director shall assist in processing applications for placement of veterans/dependents/survivors in the Iowa Veterans' Home, Marshalltown.

    The director may refer veterans/dependents/survivors to other agencies for assistance.

    The commission maintains an office on the ground floor of the courthouse. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or any time with prior coordination. As the office is normally very busy, appointments are appreciated, please call 712-362-7431.

    The Emmet County Veterans Affairs Commissioners are:
    Gene Haukoos, Estherville [esthervilleambulance@mchsi.com]
    Warren Evans, Estherville
    Everett Schirm, Armstrong


    Important Veteran Links

    [Iowa Lakes Financial Aid for Veterans]    [Defense Finance and Accounting Service]    [Department of Veterans Affairs]

    [Burial Benefits]    [Government Benefits Guide]    [Numbers To Know]    [DAV VAN]    [TriWest Healthcare Alliance]