Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Benton County Iowa

Benton County - Veterans Affairs

Toni Parizek, Director



Our office is going to be moving.  We do not have an exact date but I anticipate sometime close to 1 July 2018.  The office will be located at the old West School Building in Vinton, 811 D Ave.

We have Vietnam Veterans Books commemorating the 50th Anniversary.  These complimentary books are for any Veteran who resides in Benton County that was active duty during Vietnam.  Please bring your DD214 to the office to receive your book and "Thank You" for your service.

Veterans Appreciation Dinner

The Benton County Veterans Affairs Office hours are 8am-4:30pm.  Walk-Ins are always welcome, although it is encouraged to make an appointment to ensure that I am in the office.

M-F 8am-4:30pm

303 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 472-3150
(319) 472-4260


Mary Lee Summy, Chairman (Vinton)

Monica Becker, Secretary (Belle Plaine)

Michael Silhanek (Elberon)


Benton County Veterans Affairs assists Veterans and their dependents:

  • Obtaining VA Medical Care - Health care and medications.
  • Compensation - Monthly benefit for injury incurred or aggravated by service (No time limit).
  • Pension - Income based financial assistance programs for veterans.
  • Applying to the Iowa Veterans Home and nursing home care.
  • Military Records - obtaining and upgrading.
  • Burial Benefits and Grave Markers.
  • Educational Benefits.
  • Home Loan Benefits.
  • Maintain Grave Registrations for all persons who served in the military of the United States whose mortal remains rest in Benton County, Iowa
  • Emergency Assistance.

For Additional Information please refer to the National Veterans Affairs website:

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