Veterans Affairs Director: Larry Klemesrud
212 S. 5TH ST. Osage, IA 50461
Phone: 641-832-2920 or 641-220-1759
FAX Number: 641-832-2920 (Same as phone number)
Email address: email@example.com
The Mitchell County Veterans Affairs assists Mitchell County veterans and their legal dependents to apply for and maintain state and federal benefits including:
- Disability Compensation
- Disability Pension
- Widow/Survivor Benefits
- Education/Vocational Benefits
- Medical Benefits
- Application to the Iowa Veteran’s Home
The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act directly added three new Agent Orange presumptive conditions. The addition of these conditions is unusual that they were added by Congress and Not the VA. Those conditions are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, or Parkinson’s Disease-like symptom.
This covers veterans who were Boots-on-the-ground in Vietnam, veterans with service aboard a ship that operated in the inland waterways of Vietnam (i.e., Brown Water veterans), or veterans with service aboard a ship in Vietnam’s territorial seas (i.e., Blue Water Navy veterans) between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975. It also covers veterans who served on or near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) between September 1, 1967 and August 31, 1971.
So, any veteran who served in the above locations please contact Mitchell Co. Veteran Affairs at 641-832-2920 or 641-220-1759 to see if you may qualify for one of the new presumptive. Also, any veteran who served aboard a ship within the 12-mile limit of Vietnam please check to see if you may qualify for any of the other Agent Orange Presumptive.