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VETERANS BENEFITS COMMITTEE

MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE: The Committee shall have three (3) members, a Chairman and two (2) Vice Chairmen. The terms of the members of the Committee shall be staggered and each new appointment shall be for a term of three (3) years. The Department Commander shall designate the Chairman and Vice Chairmen annually from the members of the Committee.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Committee shall supervise, direct and conduct all programs concerning Veterans Administration non-medical benefits including but not limited to education, housing loans, insurance, claims, ratings, burial benefits, veterans preference and employment and all other benefits granted to Iowa veterans by the State of Iowa. The Chairman shall serve as liaison to the National Veterans Cemeteries in Keokuk and Rock Island and the State Veterans Cemetery. The Committee shall recommend to the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission suitable awardees for the National Economic Awards Program and the Val Likens Post Service Officer of the Year.

AUTHORIZED MEETINGS:

Department Convention: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for purposes of attending the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission meeting and to report to the Convention. The Vice Chairmen shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purpose of attending the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission meeting.

Mid-Winter Conference: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for the purposes of attending the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission meeting and to report to the Department Executive Committee. The Vice Chairmen shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purpose of attending the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission meeting. The Committee shall also be responsible for operating an informational table at the Programs Fair.

In the event an additional Committee meeting is required, the Department Commander may authorize said meeting upon petition by the Chairman of the Health Administration Committee at mileage only.


 

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Department Operating Structure (PDF)

Commission & Committee Members (PDF)

Commissions & Committees Web Page


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