VA’s Des Moines Regional Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Veteran Readiness and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Iowa. We offer the following additional services:
Visit Explore VA for an overview of VA’s benefits and services and for links to detailed eligibility and application information.
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.