Eligibility for State Benefits

In general, to be eligible for Wisconsin state veterans’ benefits, programs, and services, a veteran must meet at least one of the following:

  • Wisconsin resident before entering active duty.
  • Moved to Wisconsin and taken residency for 12 months after entry or re-entry into the service.
  • Has been  a WI resident for a consecutive 5 year period or longer, and currently is a WI resident.
  • Active Duty Members do not need to be living in WI at the time of application.

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