RECENTLY DISCHARGED VETERANS

  • Correction of military discharge
  • VA Medical Benefits
  • 90 day Dental
  • Recording DD214's
  • Information and Referral
  • Compensation Claims
  • Combat related special compensation (retired veterans)
  • Education and training

 

EDUCATION BENEFITS

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Survivors' & Dependents' Education Assistance (Chapter 35)
  • Chapter 1607 and 1607

** Time Limits - Generally, veterans discharged after 09/11/01 have 15 years from the date they were last released from active duty to use their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. Spouses generally have 10 years from the date veteran first found eligible. Qualified children are generally eligible from age 18 until age 26

 

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • TRICARE referral
  • CHAMPVA - for certian eligible dependents
  • VA Medical Care
    1. Hospital, outpatient medical, pharmacy, prosthetic services, and local clinic enrollments
    2. Nursing home for eligible veterans
    3. Sexual trauma counseling
    4. Specialized health care for women veterans
    5. Health and rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans
    6. Alcohol and drug dependency treatment
    7. Medical treatment for exposure to Agent Orange, radiation or environmental hazards
    8. Wausau Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)
    9. Readjustment Counseling Services
    10. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

 

HOME BUYING 

VA home loan guaranties are issued to help eligible servicemembers, veterans, reservists and unmarried surviving spouses obtain homes, and to refinance loans.

 

DISABLED VETERANS

  • Compensation Claims
  • Non-service connected disability pension  - fact sheet
  • Assistance with Appeals
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Benefits for former POW's

 

DEATH BENEFITS

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is payable to survivors of:
    1. Service members who died on active duty
    2. Veterans who died from a service-connected disability
    3. Certain veterans who were being paid 100% VA disability compensation at time of death
  • Death Pension - based on financial need - fact sheet

 

BURIAL BENEFITS

  • Burial allowance
  • Military burial marker or medallion
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • Government Life Insurance
  • Burial in a Wisconsin State Cemetery
  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery

 

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

  • Obtaining military awards
  • Obtaining military service records
  • Complete VA annual income form (EVR's)
  • Medals replacement

 

See VA Web Site (Federal Benefits) for detailed information on these benefit programs, or call the Marathon County Veteran Service Office at 261-1141.