Welcome to the Commission on Veteran Affairs Website!
The Commission is responsible for the management of a program which provides emergency
assistance to eligible veterans and their families including temporary shelter
costs, utility payments, food, and health supplies.
Veteran Affairs assists with funeral expenses to those veterans and their families
who are eligible; provides complimentary flags and grave markers for Polk County
citizens; and maintains veterans' graves in cooperation with the Des Moines Parks
This Commission also acts as the local referral agency for elderly and/or disabled
veterans and spouses who are seeking application/admission to the Iowa Veterans
Home in Marshalltown.
Assistance to military veterans and their families to meet basic needs, funeral
expenses, filing claims, and possible placement at the Iowa Veterans Homes in Marshalltown
Polk County Veteran Affairs provides financial assistance programs to eligible veterans.