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  • Peer-Run Respite for Veterans Now Open

    … The nation’s first respite home managed by veterans for veterans experiencing mental health and substance use challenges is now open in Pewaukee. Known … DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake. “The R&R House provides a community of support for veterans on their own recovery journeys by building on their common experiences to process …
    • Updated on January 28, 2021.
  • Consumer Guide: Health Insurance Benefits for Veterans in Wisconsin

    … may have certain health insurance benefits. The best place to start is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs . They can help you learn more about your options. Veterans health insurance options We’ve outlined some of the main health insurance plans and support for veterans: TRICARE —A health plan through the U.S. Department of Defense. Serves these groups all …
    • Updated on August 29, 2022.
  • Veterans Professional/Occupational Licensure Fee Waiver Program

    … Act 209 Wisconsin Act 209 (effective July 1, 2012) requires that the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) establish and maintain a program under which 13 state licensing agencies (including the Department of Health Services - DHS) grant fee waivers to qualified veterans when issuing initial licenses . DHS licenses eligible for the fee waiver program are … applicants who are deemed eligible for a fee waiver. To apply for a voucher, please visit the Veterans Professional/Occupational Licensure Fee Waiver Program . Redeem Your Voucher You may …
    • Updated on November 09, 2021.
  • Consumer Guide: Resources for Caregivers

    … VA Caregiver Support Program —Find clinical services and programs for caregivers of veterans. Veterans must be enrolled in the Veteran’s Affairs health care system. …
    • Updated on August 29, 2022.
  • Apply for Lead or Asbestos Certification

    … Fee Exemption Request for Government Employees, F-02992 (PDF) Veteran's fee waiver Veterans License Fee Waiver Program – Wisconsin Act 209 If you are a veteran of the U.S. armed …
    • Updated on January 11, 2023.
  • Consumer Guide: Paying for Health Care in Wisconsin

    … or Have Lost Your Group Health Insurance , learn about your options and protections. Veterans — Health Insurance and Benefits for Wisconsin Veterans . Young Adults — Getting Covered if You’re Under 30 from the U.S. Department of Health …
    • Updated on August 29, 2022.
  • WISH Injury-Related Health Outcomes Data Sources

    … psychiatric, rehabilitation, and alcoholism and other drug abuse hospitals. Data from Veterans Affairs and other federal hospitals are not included. The database was enhanced … psychiatric, rehabilitation, and alcoholism and other drug abuse hospitals. Data from Veterans Affairs and other federal hospitals are not included. The database was enhanced …
    • Updated on May 21, 2019.
  • Resilient Wisconsin: Locate Help and Support

    … Text LOVEIS to 22522 National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673 For service members and veterans R&R House Speak with a veteran who understands what you are going through 262-336-9540 Veterans Crisis Line Support for veterans struggling to cope with life's challenges 988, press 1 For youth and young adults TEEN …
    • Updated on January 16, 2023.
  • SCOB: Resources

    … National Federation of the Blind U.S. Department of Justice Service organizations Blinded Veterans Association Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Wisconsin Department of …
    • Updated on December 10, 2020.
  • Consumer Guide: How to Choose a Health Insurance Plan

    … on your own. You or your spouse is a veteran —Learn about health insurance benefits for veterans in Wisconsin . You need long-term care —Learn about long-term care insurance and see if …
    • Updated on August 29, 2022.
  • Crisis Services: Someone to Talk to

    … Suicide Wisconsin.) Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988 Crisis Text Line Text HOPELINE to 741741   Veterans Crisis Line 988, press 1. Text 838255 Disaster Distress Helpline 800-985-5990 Text … Respite) 414-877-5918 (Operated by Parachute House Peer-Run Respite) Available to all state veterans 262-336-9540 (Operated by The R&R House Peer-Run Respite) Available to residents of …
    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • Getting Certified to Do Asbestos Work

    … by money order or paper check. Instead, print and complete a paper application for mailing. Veterans License Fee Waiver Program Are you a veteran of the U.S. armed services? You may qualify to receive your first individual certification for free! Visit the Veterans Professional/Occupational Licensure Fee Waiver Program Page to learn how to get a fee …
    • Updated on September 28, 2022.
  • Wisconsin Music & Memory Program: List of Certified Programs

    … Inc., Milwaukee 44 Lake Country Health and Rehabilitation Center, Oconomowoc 94 Wisconsin Veterans Home Stordock 700, King 45 Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn 95 Wisconsin Veterans Home - Boland Hall, Union Grove 46 Lakeview Health Center, West Salem 96 Willowdale … Healthcare, Lakeshore Manor, Racine 66 Ladysmith Living Center, Inc., Ladysmith 140 Wisconsin Veterans Home - Ainsworth 800, King 67 Lake Terrace Health & Rehabilitation Center, Milwaukee 141 …
    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • COVID-19: Messages of Gratitude

    … that we would never have thought we had to deal with. — Matt  The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs oversees three skilled nursing facilities for veterans in Chippewa Falls, Waupaca, and Union Grove. My thank you goes to the incredible staff that remained steadfast in caring for Wisconsin veterans. Administrators, food service, nursing, volunteers, and so many more were there for our …
    • Updated on January 31, 2023.
  • SCOB: Advocacy

    … and impact. If you need information and support, this is a good place to start. Blinded Veterans Association Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center The Great …
    • Updated on February 21, 2022.
  • SSI Related Publications

    … ( PDF , audio ); Spanish ( PDF , audio ) Special Benefits for Certain World War II Veterans: PDF , audio Supplemental Security Income for Noncitizens: English ( PDF , audio …
    • Updated on January 18, 2022.
  • Deaf Disability Benefits Specialist

    … Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Unemployment Veterans' Benefits See a five-minute video in American Sign Language (ASL) about benefit …
    • Updated on December 22, 2022.
  • TAP: Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids

    … devices to secure or retain employment. DVR offices are located all around the state. U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) The Veterans Administration will provide hearing aids and eyeglasses to veterans who receive increased pension based on the need for regular aid and attendance; are …
    • Updated on October 29, 2021.
  • Hepatitis C: Resources for People with Hepatitis C

    … in Wisconsin Medicare National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable National Hepatitis C Program for Veterans General and special interests Hepatitis C Infection - General Information (Multiple …
    • Updated on January 19, 2023.
Last revised February 7, 2023