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Des Moines Regional Benefit Office

Services Offered by the Des Moines Regional Benefit Office

VA’s Des Moines Regional Benefit Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Iowa. We offer the following additional services:

  • Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to apply
  • Information about VA health care and memorial benefits
  • Outreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women Veterans
  • Public affairs

Visit Explore VA for an overview of VA’s benefits and services and for links to detailed eligibility and application information.

More About the Des Moines Regional Benefit Office

Reaching Out to Servicemembers and Veterans Around Iowa

The Des Moines RO reaches out to Servicemembers and Veterans across Iowa. Our Outreach Specialist conducts benefits briefings at Post-Deployment Health Reassessments at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa; Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island; and at the annual Iowa Veterans Parade in Des Moines. The Outreach Specialist also completes onsite visits with local homeless shelters in the Des Moines area to connect with onsite management staff and provide VA benefits materials and contact information. All of this work aims to raise the level of awareness about VA benefits and services among every Iowa Veteran.