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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), portrayed in an illustration created at the CDC. ALISSA ECKERT, MS; DAN HIGGINS, MAMOur Response to COVID-19

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work with you during this time of crisis.

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Appointments for Interviews with Benefits Counselors

To ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Benefit Counselors are available by appointment only.

Benefit Counselors are available to meet with Veterans and their families face-to-face at our Regional Office, VA Central Iowa Health Care System, and Iowa City VA Health Care System Veterans also have the option to set up a telephone interview or virtual meeting via WebEx with a Benefits Counselor.

If you would like to set up a meeting with a Benefits Counselor, click HERE to set up an appointment.

Assistance is also available by contacting our National Call Center at 1-800-827-1000.

Virtual Benefits & Services Symposium for Faith-based, Non-Profit & Community Organizations

The Office of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement (O&E) will host a Virtual Benefits & Services Symposium for Faith-based, Non-Profit & Community Organizations.  This informative and educating symposium will allow faith-based and community leaders the opportunity to learn about VA Benefits and Services that may be available to Veterans within their congregation, their organization, and the communities they serve.  Presenters from VBA, VHA, NCA, as well as, VA Central Office will share important information on topics like benefits, healthcare services, memorial services and direct resources for the faith-based communities.  This event will educate and empower leaders from these community organizations with benefit and service knowledge that they can utilize to assist our Nation’s Veterans. 

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2020

Time:  12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Location:  WebEx Virtual Event


Phone:  1-404-397-1596, access code 199 267 9327

Are you an Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veteran?

You may be entitled to a Native allotment selection, if you are an Alaska Native Vietnam Veteran who served between 1964 and 1971, AND have not received a Native allotment, OR are a heir to someone who meets the above criteria. For more information, visit the Bureau of Land Management web site and CLICK HERE for more information.

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Des Moines Regional Office

210 Walnut St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm



Some regional offices have re-opened with limited hours and services. We may be screening visitors due to COVID-19. For your safety and convenience we continue to offer help online and by phone.

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