Veterans with VA disability ratings in Wisconsin can utilize healthcare, education, employment, tax, recreation, and other benefits at the federal and state level. Key programs help with medical expenses, home buying/repairs, job training, tuition aid, licenses, and more.
The VA Central Iowa and Iowa City VA Health Care Systems provide medical services like inpatient/outpatient care, mental health treatment, prescriptions, and more for enrolled Wisconsin veterans.
The Wisconsin Veterans Trust Fund offers grants up to $7,500 lifetime for emergency medical expenses and up to $10,000 lifetime for durable medical equipment costs.
The Military Homeownership Assistance Program provides a $5,000 grant to help with down payments and closing costs when buying a home in Wisconsin.
Veterans can also get help with home repairs and modifications, as well as transitional housing, through Trust Fund grants and the federal Specially Adapted Housing program.
The Wisconsin GI Bill offers tuition remission at UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System schools for qualifying veterans. Spouses and dependents can utilize transferred federal GI Bill benefits.
The VetEd grant program reimburses tuition and fees at approved colleges and universities in Wisconsin for eligible veterans who have not yet earned their bachelor's degree.
Wisconsin provides veterans preference points on civil service exams to help disabled veterans get state government jobs. Recently unemployed veterans can also receive up to $3,000 per year for two years from the Veterans Retraining Grant program while acquiring new job skills.
100% disabled veterans and survivors can receive a property tax credit in Wisconsin. Military retirement pay, VA disability compensation, and survivor benefit payments are also exempt from state income tax.
Any veteran with a VA disability rating can purchase lifetime hunting and fishing licenses in Wisconsin for just $7. The Disabled Veteran Recreation Card program offers reduced state park admission fees as well.
So in summary, Wisconsin has extensive education, employment, healthcare, housing, tax, and recreation programs benefiting veterans with VA disability ratings based on their service history and residency status. Contact the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
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