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State of Iowa Veterans Benefits
Types of State Benefits
Please visit the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website to view state benefits available in the following areas:
  • Driver's License Designation
    • Honorably discharged veterans may obtain a veteran designation on their Driver's License or ID card in either of the
      following ways:
      • Present a copy of their DD 214 or other required documentation to their county Veterans
        Affairs office to confirm veteran status, fill out an Iowa DOT application form, and present the completed form to any driver’s license location.
      • Present a copy of their DD 214 that meets all the required criteria indicating they served active duty, and they were honorably discharged, directly to a driver’s license location.
  • Education
  • High School Diploma
  • Homeownership Assistance
  • IDVA Benefit Specialists
  • Injured Veterans Grant
  • Iowa Veterans Cemetery
    • Click here to view photos taken at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery
  • License Plates
    • Honorably discharged veterans (as defined in the Code of Iowa 35.1) are eligible to purchase specialty veteran license plates for their vehicle. These special plates are available through the Iowa Department of Transportation. As of 2014: The special plate issuance fees charged for plates associated with military service have been eliminated. Note: This is the issuance fee and not the registration fee.
  • Lifetime Hunting and Fishing
  • Property Tax Exemption
  • Veterans Trust Fund
  • Vietnam Conflict Bonus
  • War Orphan Tuition Assistance