Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I receive assistance from the Woodbury County Veteran Affairs Office?

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Please call us at 712-279-6606 to make an appointment.

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How do I receive a copy of my DD-214/discharge paperwork, service records, and/or medals?

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Please call us at 712-279-6606 to make an appointment.

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What is the process to have "Veteran" added to my driver's license?

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Provide a copy of your DD-214 and visit our address so that we may assist.

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What makes a veteran eligible for the VA Healthcare?

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Veterans are eligible by meeting income guidelines or Active Duty Service or a Service-Connected.

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Where do I apply for Veteran License Plates?

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Provide a copy of your DD-214 and visit our office so that we may assist.

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How do I apply for a Military Property Tax Exemption?

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You can apply at the Woodbury County Assessor's Office and your DD-214 must be recorded at the Woodbury County Recorder's Office.

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What are the eligibility requirements for Guard and Reserves for Veteran Benefits?

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Please contact our office at 712-279-6606 for review of your discharge paperwork.

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How does my Surviving Spouse qualify for Survivor's Pension?

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  • You or your spouse must have served during a wartime period of service.
  • Contact our office at 712-279-6606 for recognized federal wartime dates.
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What is the difference between Pension and Compensation?

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  • Pension is an income-based program with federal wartime-service requirements.
  • Compensation is based on a service-connected injury or illness sustained or aggravated while on active duty.
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What is the difference between Survivors Pension and Widows DIC?

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  • Survivors Pension is for the widows of wartime veterans that would qualify for Pension.
  • Widows DIC is for widows of veterans who die of a service connectable disability.

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