The Franklin 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. Two comprehensive programs for military veterans are currently offered:
1. Veterans Relief Programs The Franklin County Veterans Relief Program is funded by the County to provide assistance to resident veterans with emergency basic needs. These basic needs include:
To be eligible for this program, you must meed the following requirements:
Be a veteran with an honorable discharge.
Be a resident of Franklin County.
Meet certain income guidelines.
Register for work (unless disabled) and participate in promise jobs and JTPA.
Have emergency basic needs that cannot be met by other means.
2. Veterans Services Programs The Franklin 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:
Application assistance for
Compensation for Service-Connected Disability
Non-Service Connected Disability Pension
Certificates of Eligibility for Home Loans
Aid and Attendance for Nursing Home and Housebound Veterans