Veteran Benefits & Assistance

Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.

Contact a VFW Representative for Help With VA Benefits & Claims at our post.
Call: 608-255-5955


Or contact
Dane County Veterans Services Office:

210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4158


  Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
    A-Z Benefits Information
    VA - Find a form
    VA Benefits Fact Sheets
    VA Benefits and Services
    eBenefits - Apply for VA Benefits Online
    eBenefits - Check the status of your VA claim online - Benefits - How to Maximize Your Military Benefits
    National Resource Directory, Benefits & Compensation
    Burial Benefits
    Headstones & Markers - Available Types
    Military Funeral Honors
    All About Military Wreaths and Veteran Support
    How To Write A Cover Letter
    Military To Civilian Cover Letter Examples
    Military To Civilian Resume Examples
    Best Jobs for Servicemen
    Google Resources for Veterans & Families
    How to Start a Small Business - A Veterans SMB Guide With Tools and Financial Resources -
    Start Your Own Business - U.S. Small Business Administration
    U.S. Department of Labor - Resources for Veterans Seeking Employment and Training
    VA Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
    VFW Transition & Employment Services
  Finance - Military Family Guide to Finance
    Home Loans
    Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan
    Home Buying - Veterans Resources
    VA Loans
    How VA Loans Work
    Additional VA Home Loan Programs
  Health Care
    Health Care Benefits
    Community-Based VA Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling)
    COVID-19 Military Support
    Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors (SSI)
    Grand Valley State University Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project
    Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
    PTSD / Stress Management
    PTSD - VA Informational Site
    Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans
    Survivor & Dependent Benefits
    Transition and Care Management OEF/OIF/OND Service Members
    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Information
    TRICARE Benefit Info
    VA Health Benefits
    Laws Protecting Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities
    Legal Practioners, Department of Justice - SCRA and USERRA Laws
    Legal Services ABA Pro Bono
    Legal Resources for Veterans,
    Legal Resources for Veterans,
  Life Insurance
    Life Insurance Benefits
  Long-Term Care
    VA Aid and Attendance Benefits and Housebound Allowance
    Armed Forces Retirement Home, Eligibility
    Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans
    Medical Foster Care Program, Geriatrics & Extended Care
  Prior Service Connected Medical Conditions
    VFW Medical Services
      Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure
        Agent Orange Exposure and VA Disability Compensation
        Agent Orange Registry Health Exam for Veterans
        Agent Orange Herbicide Tests & Storage Outside of Vietnam
        Agent Orange, Military Benefits,
        Korean Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange (Between 1968 to 1971)
      Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
        Illnesses Related to Gulf War Service
        Gulf War Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
        VA Recognizes 'Presumptive' Illnesses in Iraq & Afghanistan
    Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
  VA - Misc
    VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
    VA Compensation Benefits
    VA Pension Benefits
    VA eBenefits
    VA Transition and Care Management (OEF/OIF/OND)
    VA Web Automated Reference Material System (WARMS)

  Aid & Charity Associations -
  Air Force Aid Society
  American Red Cross
  Armed Forces Relief Trust
  Army Emergency Relief
  Cell Phone, Government Supported
  Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
  Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
  DTE Senior Citizen Electric Service Rate
  Emergency Relief, Non Government, National Resource Directory
  Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund
  Family & Caregiver Support, National Resource Directory
  Financial Assistance for Mortgage or Rent Payments
  Fisher House - Wisconsin
  Friends of the Fisher House - Illinois
  Goodwill Industries
  Help for Homeless Veterans
  Homeless Assistance, National Resource Directory
  Homeless Vet 24 Hour Hotline (VA) 1-877-4AID VET
  Homeless Veterans, VA
  Military Onesource - National Guard Online Community
  Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
  Salvation Army
  Service Members Civil Relief Act, Overview,
  Shelters (near Dane County)
  Social Security Administration
  Social Security Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
  United Way, Dane County 2-1-1 Phone Numbers
  United Way, Nationwide 2-1-1 Phone Numbers
  Veterans Assistance Foundation
  Veterans' Organizations
  VFW Assistance
  VFW Troop Support
  Volunteers of America
  Warrior Care, DoD & VA Resources Site
  Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project - Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - Grand Rapids, MI

  Historical Documents of Interest to Veterans
  Locating Veterans & Service Members
  Military Discharge, Upgrade Application
  Military Records & Discharges, Correction Application
  National Gravesite Locator
  Replacement Military Records
  Replacement Medical Records
  Replacement Military Awards & Decorations (National Archives)
  Social Security Credit for Military Service (1957 - 2001)
  U.S. Dept of Justice - Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans
  VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
  VA National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
  VA Center for Women Veterans