Veterans Affairs


Veterans Affairs

Business Hours: Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | (Except County Holidays)

Executive Director:

Mitch Holmes


Terry Duggan

Christine Short

Dawn Walton

Cass County Courthouse
5 West 7th Street
Atlantic, IA 50022

(712) 243-6662
fax. (712) 243-6666

“To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” — Abraham Lincoln

Mission Statement

The Cass County Veterans Affairs Commission provides assistance to all military veterans discharged under honorable conditions and/or their family members in applying for federal benefits and other veterans aid, which include but are not limited to:

  • Service-connected disability compensation
  • Special monthly compensation
  • Non-service connected pension
  • Surviving spouse pension
  • Aid & attendance/housebound
  • Military records upgrade and military records replacement
  • Agent Orange/PTSD/Desert Storm Sickness/Type II Diabetes/HepC
  • Application for VA HealthCare System
  • Application for admission to the Iowa Veterans Home
  • Headstones
  • All other federal programs for which veterans and/or dependents may be eligible

The VA Commission also provides assistance to honorably discharged Cass County veterans and/or their family members. Help with the following needs is available, subject to eligibility guidelines:

  • Rent payments
  • Utilities
  • Food and provisions
  • Medical and dental assistance
  • Prescription medication
  • Transportation
  • Burial assistance
  • Grave markers