Wisconsin GI Bill - The Wisconsin GI Bill waives tuition and fees at University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Technical College schools. Eligible veterans and certain dependents may receive the greater of eight full-time semesters or 128 credits for technical, undergraduate, professional or graduate study.
See WDVA Eligibility requirements-Military Service for more details.
Veterans Education Reimbursement Grant (Vet Ed Grant) - Serving as a payer-of-last resort, the VetEd Grant reimburses eligible veterans for study at qualifying institutions. You must attend an approved program or couse and your school must award academic credit. Grant amounts are based on the length of your qualifying active duty service. Reimbursement never exceeds the actual payment you make and maximum limits apply. You have up to ten years from your date of separation to use a VetEd Grant for full-time study. After ten years, up to 60 unused credits may be "banked" for additional part-time study.
Retraining Grant - If you become unemployed or underemployed (your annual wages are below federal poverty guidelines within the last year) you may qualify for a grant of up to $3,000 per year while receiving educational or on-the-job retraining, or have received a notice of termination within the last year, you may qualify for a grant of up to $3,000 per year while receiving educational or on-the-job retraining.
Assistance to Needy Veterans Grant (ANV) - ANV grants provide limited health care and subsistence aid to low-income veterans. The lifetime maximum amount is $7,500. Aid is primarily available for veterans. The spouse and dependent of a veteran killed in action or in the line of duty are eligible to apply. Spouses and dependents of service members who experience a loss of income due to the veteran's activation or deployment and suffer an economic emergency may also qualify.
Veterans Assistance Program (VAP) - The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) administers a program to assist veterans who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. The Veterans Assistance Program helps veterans receive the support services necessary to: successfully re-enter the work force; establish a consistent source of income that will enable them to live independently; or access long-term, inpatient health care. Transitional housing is provided, along with services focused on education and training, employment, health care, housing referral, counseling and legal assistance.
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Veterans Home at King and Union Grove - Veterans and their spouses may receive skilled nursing care at either Home, King is located on Rainbow Lake near Waupaca. It is the largest, and one of the most modern, nursing homes in the United States. Union Grove is located in Racine County , a modern and affordable residence offers countless opportunties to enjoy the companionship of fellow veterans in a variety of social settings.
For more information: Veterans Homes. Or, call toll-free:
State Veterans Cemeteries - Veterans, their spouses and family members may be buried at the state veterans cemeteries. There is no charge for the burial of an eligible veteran with use of the burial items supplied by the cemetery.
For more information: Veterans Memorial Cemeteries.
See WDVA Web Site (State Benefits) for specific details on these and other programs. Generally to qualify for these benefits, veterans must have entered service on active duty from Wisconsin or have been a resident for at least one consecutive year after entry or reentry into service. Veterans who received dishonorable discharges are NOT eligible.
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