The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) was created in 1945 to consolidate separate veterans programs under one agency. Today WDVA provides grants, loans and a variety of services to eligible Wisconsin veterans and their families.

To deliver these benefits and services, the WDVA works closely with County Veterans Service Officers (CVSOs). Each county has a veterans service officer who offers outreach, counseling and processing of benefit applications for both state and federal programs.

To obtain WDVA and federal benefits, you should contact your county’s veterans service office. Benefits that CVSOs can help with include:

  • Personal loans
  • Home mortgage loans
  • Home improvement loans
  • Job retraining grants
  • Health care aid grants
  • Transportation to VA medical appointments
  • Subsistence aid grants
  • Help for the homeless
  • Nursing home care
  • State veterans cemeteries
  • Education benefits
  • Federal benefits
  • Military funeral honors

Source: Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs