Injured Veterans Grant Program

Injured Veterans Grant Application Form - PDF Document

Note: Please check eligibility requirements below before filling out form.

Program Guidelines

801—11.1(35A) Purpose. The legislative intent of this program is to provide immediate financial assistance to a veteran so that family members of the veteran may be with the veteran during the veteran’s recovery from an injury received in the line of duty in a combat zone or in a zone where the veteran was receiving hazardous duty pay after September 11, 2001.
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801—11.2(35A) Grant amounts. Grants will be paid by the Iowa department of veterans affairs in increments of$2,500 up to a maximum of $10,000 in the following manner:

$2,500

When veteran is medically evacuated from the combat zone following a combat-related injury.

$2,500

30 days after evacuation date if still hospitalized, receiving medical treatment or rehabilitation services by the military or Veterans Administration; does not include follow-up appointments.

$2,500

60 days after evacuation date if still hospitalized, receiving medical treatment or rehabilitation services by the military or Veterans Administration; does not include follow-up appointments.

$2,500

90 days after evacuation date if still hospitalized, receiving medical treatment or rehabilitation services by the military or Veterans Administration; does not include follow-up appointments.

 

11.2(2) Treatment or services must be provided in a location that is not the veteran’s home of record.
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801—11.3(35A) Eligible veterans.
11.3(1)For purposes of this program, the term “veteran” means:

a.    A resident of this state who is or was a member of the national guard, reserve, or regular component of the armed forces of the United States who has served on active duty at any time after September 11, 2001, and, if discharged or released from service, was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

b.    A nonresident of this state who is or was a member of a national guard unit located in this state prior to alert for mobilization who has served on active duty at any time after September 11, 2001, was injured while serving in the national guard unit located in this state, is not eligible to receive a similar grant from another state for that injury, and, if discharged or released from service, was discharged or released under honorable conditions.

11.3(2) In addition to the requirements set out in subrule 11.3(1), an eligible veteran must meet all of the following conditions:

a.   The veteran must have sustained a combat-related injury in a combat zone or hostile fire zone; and
b.   The combat-related injury was serious enough to require medical evacuation from the combat zone to a military hospital or the injury required at least 30 consecutive days of hospitalization at a military hospital; and
c.   The combat-related injury was or is considered by the military to have been received in the line of duty, based upon the circumstances known at the time of evacuation or injury.

11.3(3) The veteran shall remain eligible for the grant after discharge from the military so long as the veteran continues to receive medical treatment or rehabilitation services for the specific injury or illness.

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255