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Veteran Resources

Iowa provides several benefits to veterans. Please find a brief list below. For additional details and services, please visit

  • Homeownership Assistance
    This $5,000 grant is available to a service member who is buying a home in the state of Iowa. 
  • Property Tax Exemption
    This benefit reduces a veteran's assessed home value for property tax purposes by $1852.
  • Disabled Veteran's Homestead Tax Credit
    This legislation, from the year 2014, provides 100% exemption of property taxes for 100% disabled service-connected veterans and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) recipients. 
  • Military Retirement Tax Exemption
    This legislation, from the year 2014, exempts federal retirement pay received for military service and survivor benefits from state individual income tax. 
  • Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License
    Veterans in receipt of at least a 0% service-connected disability can receive a lifetime hunting or fishing license for a $7.00 fee. To qualify, the Iowa resident must have served on active federal service and was disabled as a result of that service. 

Pottawattamie County's Veteran Relocation Incentive 


The Pottawattamie County Veteran Relocation Inventive Program was developed in partner with the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, Home Base Iowa, and the Pottawattamie County Veteran Affairs office. The program is run and funded by the Pottawattamie County Veterans Affairs office. 

The Pottawattamie County Veteran Relocation Incentive Program was created to encourage veterans to move within the county. The program is available to Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans. If interested, please visit the Pottawattamie County Veterans Affairs Office online here or by calling (712) 328-5797. 

Veteran Resources:

Visit the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce's website for a full list of resources available to veterans, including the YouScience program, information on veteran benefits, and more. 

Veteran Resources

This information was provided by the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. Ready to make the move? The CB Chamber is happy to help! Visit their website for more information or contact Alicia Frieze, the Workforce Development Director, at (712) 325-1000.   

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