Veterans Disability Benefits in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, celebrated for its rich history, diverse landscapes, and the warmth of its residents, is honored to be the residence of more than 330,000 valiant veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to supporting these individuals through a variety of benefits and services structured specifically to aid their lives following military service.

A significant benefit is the Veterans Disability program, which awards monthly financial assistance to Wisconsin veterans who have disabilities due to their military service.

The VA Disability Program

To effectively measure a veteran's disability, the VA uses a rating system. Each disability is assigned a rating between 10% and 100%, based on the level of its severity. This rating affects the amount of monthly financial aid a veteran is eligible to receive.

A medical evaluation, known as a Compensation & Pension (C&P) examination, is typically required for most disability claims. Performed by a VA doctor, this evaluation helps determine the disability rating.

For veterans struggling with multiple disabilities, the VA assigns a rating for each one. Then, the ratings are combined into a single, overall disability rating.

Eligibility Guidelines for VA Disability Benefits

Before Wisconsin veterans can qualify for VA benefits, they must satisfy several requirements.

Both of these must be true:

  • You have an existing condition, either physical or mental, that impacts your health, and
  • Your service history includes active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.

And, at least one of the following must be true:

  • You incurred an injury or sickness during your military service that can be connected to your current condition. This is known as an in-service disability claim.

  • An existing injury or illness from before your military service worsened due to your service — called a pre-service disability claim, or
  • You have a disability that is associated with your active-duty service but it only manifested after your service ended. This is known as a post-service disability claim.

Keep detailed medical records and military reports, along with any proof that connects your current health problem to your time in service. Ask your medical provider for copies of these records if you don't already have them.

Applying for VA Disability in Wisconsin

Before applying for VA disability benefits, have the following information ready:

Personal Information: Full name, Social Security number, and contact details.

Military History: Detailed information about your military service, such as dates of service, branch of service, type of discharge, and details about any injuries or exposure to hazardous materials or conditions.

Medical Information: Comprehensive medical records related to your disability, including diagnosis, treatment records, and reports from healthcare providers that show the link between your disability and your military service.

Disability Details: A clear description of each disability you're claiming, the symptoms, and how it affects your daily life.

Dependency Information: If you have dependents (spouse, children, or dependent parents), you'll need personal details like their Social Security numbers and birthdates. You may also need marriage certificates, birth certificates, or other documents to prove your relationship.

Employment History: Details about your employment history, particularly if your disability has impacted your ability to work.

Direct Deposit Information: Account and routing numbers for your bank account to receive your disability payments.

DD214 Form or Service Records: This form or record provides evidence of your military service.

To apply for disability benefits, visit and click on "Sign in to start your application." Then follow the prompts to complete your application.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

Need help? Call the VA benefits hotline: 800-827-1000

You can also mail your application or apply at a VA office in person.

To apply by mail, download and fill out the Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension (VA Form 21-526EZ), and mail it to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

To apply in person, visit your nearest Wisconsin VA office.

More VA Benefits Available to Wisconsin Veterans

In addition to disability benefits, the VA provides many more benefits to eligible veterans.

Wisconsin veterans can access these additional VA benefits:

  • VetSuccess on Campus
  • VA Life Insurance
  • Health Care
  • Education and Training
  • VA Pension
  • Dependents and Survivor Benefits
  • VA Loans
  • VA Burial Benefits

These benefits serve as vital support for veterans who have honorably served their country. Alongside disability compensation, programs such as health care, life insurance, and job training help facilitate a smoother transition to civilian life.

VA Disability benefits are available for Wisconsin veterans grappling with disabilities related to their military service. If you're dealing with service-related health issues, contact the VA today and apply for the benefits you deserve.

Wisconsin — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Milwaukee Regional Office 5400 West National Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53214 800-827-1000

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Forest Hill Cemetery Soldiers' Lot One Speedway Road Madison, WI 53705 414-382-5300
Forest Home Cemetery Soldiers' Lot 2405 West Forest Home Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53215 414-382-5300
Fort Crawford Cemetery Soldiers' Lot 413 South Beaumont Road Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 414-382-5300
Fort Winnebago Cemetery Soldiers' Lot Highway EE Portage, WI, WI 53901 414-382-5300
Mound Cemetery Soldiers' Lot 1147 West Boulevard Racine, WI 53405 414-382-5300
Northwoods National Cemetery 4520 Lakewood Road Harshaw, WI 54529 Mailing Address: 5985 Highway K Rhinelander, WI 54501 906-396-9276
Wood National Cemetery 5000 W National Ave., Bldg. 1301 Milwaukee, WI 53295-4000 414-382-5300

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center 5000 West National Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53295-1000 414-384-2000
Tomah VA Medical Center 500 E. Veterans Street Tomah, WI 54660 608-372-3971
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital 2500 Overlook Terrace Madison, WI 53705-2286 608-256-1901
Appleton VA Clinic 10 Tri-Park Way Appleton, WI 54914 920-831-0070
Baraboo Clinic 1670 South Blvd Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-9318
Beaver Dam Clinic 215 Corporate Drive, Suite D Beaver Dam, WI 53916 920-356-9415
Clark County VA Clinic 8 Johnson Street Owen, WI 54460 715-229-4701
Cleveland VA Clinic 1205 North Avenue Cleveland, WI 53015 920-693-5600
Green Bay Health Care Center 2851 University Avenue Green Bay, WI 54311 920-431-2500
Janesville Clinic 1141 Black Bridge rd. Janesville, WI 53545 608-758-9300
Kenosha Clinic 8207 22nd Avenue Kenosha, WI 53140 262-653-9286
La Crosse VA Clinic 4000 Highway 16 Onalaska, WI 54650 608-784-3886
Madison Central Clinic 2500 Overlook Terrace Madison, WI 53705 888-856-9039
Madison West Annex Clinic 1 Science Court Madison, WI 53711 608-280-7059
Rhinelander Clinic 639 West Kemp Street Rhinelander, WI 54501 715-362-4080
Union Grove VA Clinic 21425 Spring Street Union Grove, WI 53182 262-878-7000
Wausau VA Clinic 1105-A East Grand Ave Rothschild, WI 54474 715-842-2834
Wisconsin Rapids VA Clinic 700 Hale street Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 715-424-4682
Community Resource and Referral Center - Milwaukee 1818 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Milwaukee, WI 53212 414-263-7673
Green Bay Vet Center 1600 S. Ashland Ave Green Bay, WI 54304 920-435-5650
La Crosse Vet Center 20 Copeland Ave. La Crosse, WI 54603 608-782-4403
Madison Vet Center 1291 N. Sherman Ave Madison, WI 53704 608-264-5342
Milwaukee Vet Center 7910 N. 76th Street, Suite 100 Milwaukee, WI 53223 414-902-5561
Wausau Vet Center Outstation 605 S 24th Ave, Suite 24 Wausau, WI 54401 715-842-1724
Chippewa Valley VA Clinic 475 Chippewa Mall Drive Suite 418 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 715-720-3780
Hayward VA Clinic 10369 State Highway 27 Hayward, WI 54843 715-934-5454
Rice Lake VA Clinic 320 South Access Road, Suite 100 Rice Lake, WI 54868 715-236-3355
Twin Ports VA Clinic 3520 Tower Avenue Superior, WI 54880 715-398-2400