Plymouth County Veteran Affairs Director Eugene Schultz, 59, of Westfield, died unexpectedly Dec. 8, according to Stacey Feldman, Plymouth County auditor.
Veterans and their families will receive services for the rest of this month and into January during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The temporary hours and days of service for veterans will be offered at the courthouse, 215 Fourth Ave. S.E, Le Mars, and will be staffed on a temporary basis by Martin Balmer, former county veterans affairs director, a press release from Feldman stated.
People may call the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 546-7090; send faxes to 546-5784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth County Veteran Affairs Commissioners will meet Thursday to determine a plan to fill the vacant position, Feldman also stated in the press release.
The veteran affairs office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, which is New Year's Day.
The county's veteran affairs director helps eligible veterans apply for compensation and pension programs to assist veterans and their dependents including:
* Compensation for service-connected disability/death
* Non-service-connected disability pension
* Death pension for surviving spouse and dependent children
* Aid and attendance for nursing home and housebound veterans
* Appeals of unfavorable Veterans Affairs rulings
* Eligibility verification reports (EVR)
* Application for Iowa Veterans Home