Chairman - Roger A. Johnson, Hawarden, US Army 1966-1968
Commissioner - Peter DeBeer, Orange City, US Army 1972-1975
Secretary - Virginia L. Linneman, Hull, US Air Force, retired, 1980-2000
CVSO/Administrator – Kathi Wetter
Monday-Friday 8a.m.- 4:30p.m. (by appointment only)
The PACT Act is a new bi-partisan law, signed by President Biden on August 10, 2022, that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.
This website: VA.gov/PACT will help answer your questions about what the PACT Act means for you or your loved ones. You can also call VA at 800-698-2411 (TTY: 711). And you can file a claim for PACT Act-related disability compensation or apply for VA health care now.
What does it mean to have a presumptive condition for toxic exposure?
To get a VA disability rating, you must have a current disability that can be connected to your military service. For many health conditions, you need to prove that your service caused your condition.
But for some conditions, we automatically assume (or “presume”) that your service caused your condition. We call these “presumptive conditions.”
We consider a condition presumptive when it's established by law or regulation.
If you have a presumptive condition, you don’t need to prove that your service caused the condition. You only need to meet the service requirements for the presumption.
Please call 712-737-1775 to set up an appointment with the Veterans Service Officer to discuss your qualifying service, diagnosed conditions related to your service (presumptive or otherwise) and if criteria to do so are met, file a claim for service connection.
Things to bring with you to your appointment include: DD214(s), names/birthdates/social security numbers for your dependents living in your household; a current medical diagnosis list; names/addresses/phone numbers of your private care medical doctors and treatment facilities for the claimed conditions.
Veteran-Specific COVID-19 Resources:
Iowa Workforce Development (to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits):
Office Locations: Sioux City: 712-233-9030 ext. 46054 / Spencer: 712-262-1971, ext. 42005
MILITARY HEROES FUND - COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program: Click here to view the site
Effective January 1, 2020 the DOD is expanding Access to Military Commissaries, Exchanges & Recreation Facilities to include Purple Heart Recipients, former POWs, Service-Connected Veterans & eligible family members - Click Here for more details.
Attention Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans! A new interactive map is available to help determine Vietnam veterans who served on U.S. ships during the war figure out their eligibility for Agent orange-related benefits. This link is provided for use as a tool only, and is not an endorsement of the website services offered, it’s owners or affiliated parties, nor a guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. For more information click here.
The office of Sioux County Veterans Affairs is located across the street from the courthouse in Orange City, above ‘Community Health Partners’ (Public Health), on the second floor of the Sioux County Annex Building. There is an elevator available for those who are unable, or do not wish, to use the stairs.
The office will close when necessary for trainings, veteran outreach events, holidays, illness, etc. (so please call to make sure the VSO is available for your needs!)
Sioux Prairie Quilters Guild -Monument Quilt: Bill Van Zanten, Orange City
Sioux Prairie Quilters Guild Patriotic Star Quilt: Ken Vander Plas, Hawarden
Orange City Blocks & Knots Comfort Quilt: Jim Keizer, Hull
Sioux Prairie Quilters Guild Table Runner: Wayne Van Voorst, Sioux Center