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Veteran Services

Veterans Service Officer: Erik Stoker
Address: 311 E Miner Avenue, Suite C230    Ladysmith, WI 54848                                                   

E-mail address: estoker@ruskcountywi.us

Telephone: 715-532-2299

Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Monday – Friday

Fly your flag
Thank a Veteran
And thank you!

General information and assistance available with applications for local, state, and federal veterans’ benefits to include:

Recently Discharged Veterans: Complete benefits review, Record DD-214, Dental Care, Military pay problems, SGLI insurance.

Disabled Veterans: Any illness or injury that happened in service that is a problem now or could be a problem in the future,

  1. Claims for compensation

  2. Filing appeals

  3. Vocational rehabilitation

Education Benefits: A chance to expand on skills learned in the military,

  1. GI Bill (all types)

  2. Part-time study grants

  3. Work-study jobs

  4. Education loans

  5. Retraining grants

  6. 100% Tuition reimbursement

Home Buying & Improvements: For a better place to live,

  1. Obtaining Certificates of Eligibility for VA guaranteed loans 

  2. Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant

  3. Special Housing Adaption (SHA) Grant
     

Financial Assistance:A place to turn for essential or emergency needs,

  1. Low-interest loans

  2. Business loan information

  3. Veterans Commission Funding

In Time of Illness: Health care for veterans and their dependents,

  1. VA Hospital enrollment veterans and dependents

  2. Subsistence grants

  3. Medical bill loans

  4. Tri Care

  5. CHAMPVA

Senior Citizens: Retirement options,

  1. Vets Home at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

  2. Vets Home at King, Wisconsin

  3. Vets home at Union Grove, Wisconsin

  4. Non-service-connected pension

  5. Completion of VA Annual Income Questionnaire Forms
     

In Time Of Death and Memorial:Help for families as we honor and remember those who served our country:

  1. D.I.C.

  2. Death pension

  3. Burial allowance

  4. Burial markers

  5. Survivors benefits

  6. Burial flag

  7. Government life insurance

  8. Flag holders

  9. Presidential certificates.

Other Services:

  1. Active duty discharge upgrade assistnace

  2. Obtain military awards

  3. Obtain military records

  4. Speaking to organizations

  5. Home and hospital visits

  6. Outreach to prisoners

  7. Pre-death counseling

  8. Grave registrations

  9. Liaison among vets groups