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To qualify for most Wisconsin state veterans' benefits, programs, or services, a veteran must first establish general eligibility for Wisconsin state veterans' benefits. Eligibility criteria for Wisconsin state veterans' benefits, programs, and services, including exceptions to minimum military service requirements, are set in state law (Wis.Stats.Ch.45). General eligibility consists of two broad requirements:

1. Military service (Character; Type; Duration), and
2. State residency

Specific programs/benefits may have additional requirements. Please check the specific program or benefit for any additional requirements.

Veterans with "less than honorable" discharges may be eligible for WDVA benefits if they qualify for federal benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Spouses and dependents of deceased veterans - who met the WDVA eligibility requirements - also may be eligible for many benefits and services.

For additional information, contact the Veterans Office or visit the WDVA website at:

Lincoln County Service Center
801 N. Sales Street, Suite 104
Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715-539-1083
Fax: 715-539-8324
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