HOURS OF OPERATION:
Appointments not needed but highly recommended
MON: 8 AM - 12 PM 1 PM - 4 PM
TUE: CLOSED 1 PM - 4 PM
WED: 8 AM - 12 PM 1 PM - 4 PM
THU: 8 AM - 12 PM 1 PM - 4 PM
FRI: 8 AM - 12 PM CLOSED
Closed: Mon.-Fri. 12 PM - 1 PM
The Sheboygan County Veterans Service Department will provide timely and quality service for veterans seeking assistance with local, state, and federal benefit programs. We advocate for and support the military veterans and their families in our county.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
“Serving Those Who Served”
The Veterans Service Department exists under Chapter 45, Wisconsin Statutes, which mandates that each county in Wisconsin shall elect/appoint an honorably discharged veteran of the U S military service to the position of County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO). These duties include:
- Advise persons living in the service officer’s county who served in the U S armed forces regarding local, state, and federal benefits to which they may be entitled.
- Assist in resolving any problems veterans encounter accessing the programs provided by the federal or state Veteran’s Administration.
- Provide service and assistance to qualified dependents and/or surviving spouse to ensure they are informed of benefits they may be entitled to.
- Maintain a record of burials of all veterans within the county.
- Cooperate with other local, state, and federal agencies to provide services to veterans and answer questions regarding veteran’s issues.
- Serve as executive secretary of the County Veterans Service Commission (CVSC). The CVSC is comprised of three honorably discharged veterans who monitor a program to provide financial aid to needy veterans and their dependents.
VETERAN OF THE QUARTER
MSGT US. Airforce
Purple Heart recipient
Awarded the Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Member of the American Legion
Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award Recipient
In 1944, on his first mission, Don had to parachute out of the B-24 he was in. The Squadron received heavy fire from the enemy while on this mission. Don saw 12 other B-24’s go down. With a bad leg wound Don received from the enemy fire, and 17 other stranded men, they hiked over 30 miles to get to safety, dodging the enemy all the way. Don went on to fly over 30 more missions after this. When you thank Don Harder for his service he will tell you that he considers it an honor and blessing to have served his country.
For information on adding a name to the Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial "Click Here"
If you served in the active military, Naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health benefits as well
Minimum Duty Requirements
Most Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum duty requirement may not apply to Veterans who were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, for a hardship or “early out,” or those who served prior to September 7, 1980. Since there are a number of other exceptions to the minimum duty requirements, VA encourages all Veterans to apply so that they may determine their enrollment eligibility.
Reserves or National Guard members with active duty for training purposes only do not meet the basic eligibility requirement
We encourage all veterans who think they are eligible to fill out the healthcare work sheet and set up an appointment to meet with a Veterans Service Office (VSO) representative to finish the application process. Please do not leave any information blank as it is required to complete the application process. Let’s take the time to let the VA know that there are veterans interested in the VA healthcare!
Non Service Connected Pension
Pension is a needs-based benefit paid to wartime Veterans and eligible family members, who meet certain age or non-service connected disability requirements.
You may be eligible if:
• You were discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions, AND
• You served 90 days or more of active duty with at least 1 day during a period of war time*,
• Your countable income is below the maximum annual pension rate (MAPR), AND
• You meet the net worth limitations, AND
• You are age 65 or older, OR, you have a permanent and total non-service connected disability,
OR, you are patient in a nursing home, OR you are receiving Social Security disability benefits.
*Veterans who entered active duty after September 7, 1980, must also serve at least 24 months of
Active Duty Service. If the total length of service is less than 24 months, the Veteran must have completed their entire tour of active duty.
Please fill out or download and fill out the Non Service Connected Pension Worksheet. Once the worksheets are completed call for an appointment to work with a Veterans Service Office (VSO) staff member to complete the application process.