Provides Veterans and their families with the information and services they need to take advantage of the benefits that may be due them under Federal and Wisconsin state laws. Holds office hours once a month at the Western Racine County Service Center, 209 N. Main Street in Burlington for the convenience of Veterans living in that area.
Both the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) and The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offer loan programs for home-buying veterans. Your County Veterans Service Officer can explain the differences and advantages of these two programs.
Federal G.I. Bill applications as well as State of Wisconsin Veteran's Tuition and Retraining Grants can be applied for through the County Veterans Service Office. Specialized retraining programs related to local industry or labor situations should be investigated through the Veterans Employment Representative who is the Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist.
The State of Wisconsin offers grants to vets unable to meet the cost of certain health care, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates one of the largest hospital/clinic systems in the world. Check with your County Veterans Service Officer for your eligibility to apply for either State or Federal Veterans health benefits.
Grave markers, cemetery lots, military funeral honors and burial flags are available to veterans and, in some cases, reimbursement of funeral expenses up to specified amounts can be awarded to the families of qualifying, deceased veterans. Your County Veterans Service Officer can provide details on eligibility.