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:

Please check the specific program or benefit for some may have additional requirements.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please visit the WDVA Tool-Kit ​for fact sheets, forms, and other materials.
NOTICE:  The WDVA receives a statewide support lien docket listing all individuals who have a delinquent child-support obligation in Wisconsin. According to state law, the WDVA may not approve a tuition and fee reimbursement grant, or part-time study grant for any applicant on the docket unless the applicant provides one of the following items:

  • A statement signed by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families or its designee showing that the delinquent obligation has been paid and is now current.
  • A copy of a child-support repayment agreement that has been kept current for the six-month period before the date the WDVA receives the application.