Administrator: Amy Davis

The Guthrie County Veteran Affairs office is located at 200 North 5th Street, Guthrie Center, Iowa. The office can be reached at (641) 747-2546. Office hours are 8:00- 12:30 & 1:30-4:30. When the courthouse is open, it is requested that you make an appointment.

The Guthrie County Veteran Affairs Commission provides assistance to all eligible Veterans discharged from active military service under honorable conditions and/or their family members in applying for federal benefits and other Veteran’s aid, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Service-connected disability compensation
  • Non service-connected pension
  • Surviving spouse pension
  • Aid and attendance/housebound
  • Application for VA Healthcare System
  • Headstones
  • Obtaining Military Records
  • Application to Iowa Veterans Home
  • Applications for Iowa Veterans Trust Fund Assistance

For more information about services and benefits available to veterans, visit the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website:

Veterans Assistance Program

The Guthrie County Veteran’s Relief program is funded by the county to provide emergency assistance for basic needs to resident Veterans and families. Call the office, email, or CLICK HERE for application. During courthouse closure, applications can be accepted by mail, email, and via the drop box at the east entrance of the courthouse.

Basic needs available:

  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Food and provisions
  • Prescription medication
  • Transportation (fuel)
  • Burial Assistance
  • Grave markers

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a Veteran with an Honorable Discharge
  2. Be a resident of Guthrie County
  3. Meet county income guidelines
  4. Apply for any and all benefits available from federal, state, and local sources
  5. Program is for emergency needs that cannot be met by other means