Emmet County Veterans Affairs
Emmet County Courthouse
609 1st Avenue North
Estherville, IA 51334
Emmet County VA Director - Deb Tietje
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
Warren Evans, Estherville
Everett Schirm, Armstrong
Important Veteran Links
[Iowa Lakes Financial Aid for Veterans]
[Defense Finance and Accounting Service]
[Department of Veterans Affairs]
[Government Benefits Guide]
[Numbers To Know]
[TriWest Healthcare Alliance]