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INJURED VETERANS GRANT PROGRAM

Injured Veterans Grant Application Form - Microsoft Word Document

- Please Check eligibility requirements below before filling out form.

2006-2007 Program Guidelines

801-11.1(35A, S.F. 2312) PURPOSE. Senate File 2312 enacting the injured veterans grant program, which is retroactively applicable to veterans injured after September 11, 2001.  A total of $1 million has been appropriated to the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) to fund this program.  The purpose and legislative intent of this program is to provide immediate financial assistance to the veteran so that family members may be with the veteran during recovery and rehabilitation from an injury or illness received in the line of duty in a combat zone or in a designated hostile fire zone.  Since the program is retroactive, it is also intended to reimburse veterans injured after September 11, 2001. 

801-11.2(35A, S.F. 2312) GRANT AMOUNTS. Grants will be paid by the 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.

            $2,500…………..30 days after evacuation date if still hospitalized, receiving   

                                          medical treatment or rehabilitation services by the military or

                                          Veterans Administration.

            $2,500……………60 days after evacuation date if still hospitalized, receiving   

                                          medical treatment or rehabilitation services by the military or

                                          Veterans Administration.

            $2,500……………90 days after evacuation date if still hospitalized, receiving   

                                          medical treatment or rehabilitation services by the military or

                                          Veterans Administration.

801-11.3(35A, S.F. 2312) ELIGIBLE VETERANS.

11.2(1) For purposes of this program the term "veteran" means a person who is currently serving or has served in the active military, naval, coast guard, or air force armed services of the United States; for those persons who have been discharged or released from service, that discharge or release must be under honorable conditions.

11.2(2) In addition to the requirements set out in sub rule one; an eligible veteran must meet all of the following conditions:

a. The veteran must be a resident of the State of Iowa at the time of injury; and

b. The veteran must have sustained an injury or illness in a combat zone or hostile fire zone; and

c. The injury or illness was serious enough to require medical evacuation from the combat zone; and

d. The injury or illness was or is considered by the military to be “in line of duty, based upon the circumstances known at the time of evacuation; and

e. The veteran, if discharged from the military, was discharged under honorable conditions.

11.2(3) The veteran will 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.