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To be eligible for emergency assistance the veteran/applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Must be a resident of Linn County for at least 30 days
Veteran must have received an Honorable Discharge or General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions. If the veteran has more than one military discharge, all discharges must meet this requirement
Veteran must have served 90 consecutive days of federal active duty for other than training purposes or have a VA recognized service-connected disability
Must have an emergent need that cannot be met by other means and is not due to their own financial misconduct
Applicant must provide proof of an unexpected expense that caused a financial hardship
Must meet the income guidelines established by the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund
Questions? Call 319-892-5160 or stop by our office at: 1240 26th Ave Ct SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Contact Linn County Veterans Affairs at 319-892-5160 and we would be happy to help you apply for your VA medical benefits. You can also go to https://www.va.gov/health-care/ to learn more.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a 24-hour crisis line. The number is 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. Or text 838255. https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Please note that on 7/16/2022 this number will change to 988 and press 1
Mental Health Access Center 501 13th St. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 or call (319) 892-5612 https://www.linncountyiowa.gov/1423/Mental-Health-Access-Center
Foundation 2 Crisis Services 1714 Johnson Ave NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 or call (319) 362-2174 https://foundation2.org/services/crisis-center/
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health 520 11th St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 or call (319) 398-3562 https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/abbe-mental-health-center.aspx
Veterans that have an appointment scheduled at the VA Hospital may call DAV Transportation for a ride. Please call at least 72 hours ahead of the scheduled appointment. The DAV VAN phone number is 319-339-7061. Rides are available Monday through Friday.
For a wheelchair accessible ride contact VTS 319-338-0581 extension 6009.
You must meet the definition of Veteran from Iowa Code Chapter 35.1 or Retired Military. Bring in your Retired Military ID and Driver’s License or the DD214 Military Discharge. We have forms available at our office or you can download from the link below. https://iowadot.seamlessdocs.com/f/CertofEligibilityforVeteranDesignonDLIDCard. Call the office to make an appointment to bring form in and we will certify it. After we sign the form, take it to the DOT station and present it along with your Drivers License. If your license is not set to expire the DOT may have a charge.
The VA Cedar Rapids Medical Clinic is located at 3500 Dalton Way SW, Ste. 400, Westdale Town Center, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 and can be reached by phone at (319) 369-4340.
The Iowa City VA Hospital is located at 601 Highway 6 W, Iowa City, IA 52246 and can be reached by phone at (319) 338-0581.
The Cedar Rapids Vet Center is located at 4250 River Center Ct NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 and can be reached by phone at (319) 378-0016.
Veterans looking for employment can visit VA Vocational Rehabilitation at 1642 42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or call (319) 378-5582.
Iowa Works 4444 1st Ave NE, Suite 436 Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (319) 365-9474
Homeless or near homeless vets can visit the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) at 1585 1st Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or call (319) 365-0898.
Willis Dady Homeless Services 1247 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 or call (319) 362-7555 Email: [email protected] https://www.willisdady.org/
To request a copy of your discharge papers visit https://archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records.
To learn more about the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund visit https://va.iowa.gov/iowa-veterans-trust-fund.
To get documentation of your current VA Disability Rating call the VA Benefits line at 1-800-827-1000.
Contact a local VSO or go to the ebenefits website: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage.
Visit the Community Resources page on the Linn County website: https://www.linncounty.org/130/Community-Resources.
For Linn County veteran resources information visit https://www.linncounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/3077/Veterans-PDF.
Freedom Foundation 609 Center Point Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 or call (319) 826-2010 https://usfreedomfoundation.org/
If you live within the city limits of Cedar Rapids, Iowa - https://cedarrapids.iowaassessors.com/forms.php
If you live anywhere else in Linn County, Iowa - https://linn.iowaassessors.com/exemptions.php