The WDVA Wisconsin Veterans Assistance Grant program provides financial assistance to resident Veterans and eligible Family members who have exhausted all other sources of aid. The grants may be used for specified health care and subsistence needs. There is a lifetime cumulative grant award limit per applicant of $7,500.
Health care grants can be provided for:
- Dental care – may not exceed $800 in a consecutive 12-month period, aid for extended dental care – may not exceed $4,000 in a consecutive 24-month period
- Vision care – may not exceed $400 in a consecutive 12-month period
- Hearing care – may not exceed $200 in any consecutive 12-month period, assistance for each required hearing aid may not exceed $1,875 in a consecutive 24-month period.
Subsistence grants can be provided when there is a loss of income due to illness, injury, or natural disaster and no other sources of aid are available. Applications for Subsistence Aid must be submitted no later than 12 months following the verified loss of income. Grants are awarded for any 30-day period, up to a maximum of three months. Grants cannot exceed $3,000 during any consecutive 12-month period.
Grants can also be provided for eligible Family members for economic emergencies that include:
- Failure of the only means of transportation
- Failure of a stove, refrigerator, heating, electrical or plumbing systems, etc.
- Medical emergency
- Severe damage to home as a result of a natural disaster.
Who is eligible Wisconsin Veterans Assistance Grants? Veterans must meet the following requirements:
- Veteran as defined in Wisconsin Statutes 45.01 (12)
- Household income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines
- Does not have household liquid assets in excess of $1,000 for a health care grant or six months in available liquid assets and income to meet basic needs for a subsistence grant.
Family members must meet the following requirements for assistance:
- Experienced an unexpected financial emergency
- Unremarried Surviving Spouse and dependent Children of a Veteran who died in the line of duty while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty (including active duty for training), or
- Spouse and dependent Children of an activated or deployed resident U.S. Armed Forces Service member
- Family members are not required to meet household income requirements.
Applications for the assistance must be submitted through WDVA County Veterans Service Offices.
WDVA, Veterans Assistance Grant Application (Health Care Aid)
WDVA, Veterans Assistance Grant Application (Subsistence Aid)
Wisconsin County Veteran Service Officer Directory
Learn more about the Wisconsin Veterans Assistance Grants
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