Hardin County Veterans Affairs Commission
Serving Those Who Served

The Hardin County Veterans Affairs Commission is a member of the Iowa County Commissions of Veterans Affairs. The Commissioners and Executive Director are certified to handle veterans' issues and update their certifications each year. Two comprehensive programs for military veterans are currently offered:

Veterans Relief Programs

The Hardin County Veterans Relief Program is funded by the County to provide assistance to resident veterans with emergency basic needs. These basic needs include:

  • Rent
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Medical
  • Burial
  • Special Needs

To be eligible for this program you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a veteran with an honorable discharge.
  2. Be a resident of Hardin County.
  3. Meet certain income guidelines.
  4. Apply for any and all benefits.
  5. Register for work (unless disabled) and participate in promise jobs and JTPA.
  6. Have emergency basic needs that cannot be met by other means.


Veterans Services Programs

The Hardin County Veterans Service Program provides assistance to all veterans, and their dependents, in applying for federal benefits, and other related matters, concerning the federal government. These include:

1. Application assistance for

  • Compensation for Service-Connected Disability
  • Non-Service Connected Disability Pension
  • DIC Benefits
  • Certificates of Eligibility for Home Loans
  • Aid and Attendance for Nursing Home and Housebound Veterans
  • Overpayments
  • Appeals of Unfavorable VA Rulings
  • Eligibility Verification Reports (EVR)
  • Application for Iowa Veterans Home

2. Obtaining military records and awards.

3. Distributing grave markers and flag holders from Hardin County.

4. Networking to Veterans Hospitals.

5. Networking to other Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and agencies.


Community Affairs Presentations 

The Hardin County Veterans Affairs Office is available for presentations and guest speaking concerning federal and county veterans' benefits. Please contact the office for information or to schedule a presentation.


Other Veterans Services Links

Veterans Affairs
Contact Information

Phone: 641-939-8240
Fax: 641-939-8137

Hardin County Office Building
1201 - 14th Ave.
Eldora, Iowa 50627

Office Hours:
Monday in Eldora
7:30am - 4:00pm

Tuesday in Iowa Falls
American Legion
7:30am - 4:00pm

Wednesday in Eldora
7:30am - 12:00pm

Don Orgel