A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200, takes steps to safeguard veterans from organizations wanting to charge individuals for benefit assistance, when veterans are entitled to these services free of charge at a county veteran’s office.

This bill requires that these organizations provide veterans with a disclosure at the beginning of events related to veteran’s benefits indicating that the event is not sponsored by a governmental agency or by any officially recognized organization. The disclosure must include that those in attendance may qualify for benefits other than, or in addition to, the benefits discussed at the event.

To view more information relating to veteran benefits, please visit: https://va.iowa.gov.