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Temporary Financial Assistance

Temporary Financial Assistance is the landmark program of The American Legion. Begun in 1925 as a form of direct aid to children, the TFA program is still unique in the social work field today.

Through TFA, veterans can call upon The American Legion to lend a hand in providing cash assistance to help meet the basic needs of their children when it is established there are no other resources available to provide the required assistance. These payments, as the name of the program implies, are “temporary” and this cash assistance is in the form of a grant.

Payments from the program may be made to, or on behalf of, the family for a variety of expenses necessary to maintain the health and welfare of the children involved.

For more information, visit Temporary Financial Assistance.

Click on the link below to donate to the Temporary Financial Assistance program.


Hiring our Heroes Job Fair

November 11, 2014


Iowa State Fairgrounds

4H Exhibits Building

3000 E Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA  50317


Click here for details

VA Health Care System Facilities & Iowa Veterans Home Tours - September & October


Each year The American Legion of Iowa conducts an annual tour of Veterans Affairs Health Care System facilities serving the veterans of Iowa and the Iowa Veterans Home.  All Legion, Auxiliary, and SAL members are welcome to participate.  Click here for dates and locations.

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year


Each year, The American Legion of Iowa gives its Department Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. Nominations are due November 30.  Click here for details.

Firefighter of the Year


The American Legion of Iowa will give its Department Firefighter of the Year Award to a firefighter who has exceeded the requirements expected of his or her position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement.  Nominations are due November 30.  Click here for details.

American Legion of Iowa Electronic Newsletter


The American Legion, Department of Iowa, has started an electronic newsletter.  The newsletter is produced twice per month, with special editions when necessary.  Subscribe today to get the latest information from the Department delivered right to your email.


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LEGIONCARE:  $5,000 Accidental Death Benefit at NO COST to You.

Legionnaires now have the opportunity to assure their enrollment in LegionCare, the newly enhanced Accidental Death benefit available at No-Cost to Legionnaires. LegionCare is a one-of-a-kind benefit offered exclusively to Legionnaires. LegionCare provides all Legionnaires with:

  • $5,000 in Accidental Death Coverage for covered accidents that occur if you are traveling on official Legion business.

  • $1,000 for all other covered accidents.

  • 24/7 protection that covers Legionnaires at home, at work and while they are travelling away from home available for all Legionnaires in your Department.

IMPORTANT: All Legionnaires must activate their $5,000 in protection in order to be covered. Post Adjutants should provide members with an enrollment postcards when processing membership. The Adjutants are also asked to provide the postcards to Paid Up For Life (PUFL) members.  Legionnaires may also activate their coverage by going online at


Don’t let any of your fellow Legionnaires let this opportunity pass them by. Please help ensure that all of the members in your Post are aware of this important benefit.


Click here to learn more.


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