If you are having thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, please call the Veterans Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, press 1
O'Brien County Veteran Affairs staff is available to help County Veterans and their dependents obtain the benefits they’ve earned. Those seeking a VA benefit for the first time must submit a military discharge form DD214, which documents dates and character of service of the Veteran.
Services available include but are not limited to:
- Assistance filing for Federal, State and County Veteran benefits to include: VA disability pensions, service-connected disability compensations, medical care, home loan assistance, education, and burial benefits. Statistics show those who use an accredited Veterans Service Officer in filing their claims get better results.
- Assistance with application to the Iowa Veterans Home and Iowa Veterans Cemetery
- Temporary County assistance for food, shelter, utilities, medical care, and burial assistance for the indigent and poor (certain guidelines apply) click here to download application
- All services are free of charge
Free Transportation to the VA Medical Center - Sioux Falls
County Veterans can ride a DAV Transportation Van to the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center for scheduled appointments. Certain guidelines and rules apply. The van is staffed by a network of volunteer drivers. You must contact the office well in advance to reserve a seat and ride to the VA Medical Center. There may be times the van is full or a driver is unavailable.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver or wish to know more about transportation services to the medical center, contact the office.
Deanna L. Akeson
O'Brien County Veterans Affairs
O'Brien County Courthouse
155 S. Hayes Avenue, P.O. Box 97
Primghar, Iowa 51245
Monday by appt.
Tuesday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged