GARNER | Hancock County veterans are reminded to register with our County Veterans’ Affairs office at 545 State Street in Garner (the County Public Health building). Hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and other hours/days by appointment. House calls are also made. Call 641-923-4427.
Widows/widowers of veterans can also apply as can surviving children. Doing so allows possible education, VA-guaranteed mortgages, health care, educational and/or death benefits for Veterans as well as potential benefits for survivors.
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Also ALL residents who wish to honor a relative, living or deceased, who is a Veteran from Hancock County by having his or her name inscribed at the County Veterans’ monument at the Court House, are encouraged to apply soon as names will again be added in May in time for Memorial Day. The cost is $100.
Lastly, all honorably discharged veterans who own a home in Iowa are reminded to have their DD-214 (Discharge) filed with the County Recorder so they may receive the Veterans’ Property Tax credit. If your paperwork is lost, we can work to replace it. The credit is NOT retroactive so get registered as soon as possible for the next tax year.