2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 45. Veterans' affairs, benefits and memorials.
45.41 Payments to veterans organizations.

45.41

45.41 Payments to veterans organizations.

45.41(1)

(1) In this section:

45.41(1)(a)

(a) "Regional office" means the U.S. department of veterans affairs regional office in Wisconsin.

45.41(1)(b)

(b) "State veterans organization" means the state organization or department of a national veterans organization incorporated by an act of congress.

45.41(2)

(2) Upon application the department shall make a payment to any state veterans organization that establishes that it, or its national organization, or both, has maintained a full-time service office at the regional office for 5 consecutive years out of the 10-year period immediately preceding the application. The payment shall be calculated based on the total amount of all salaries and travel expenses under sub. (3) paid during the previous fiscal year by the state veterans organization to employees engaged in veterans claims service and stationed at the regional office. The payment shall be as follows:

45.41(2)(a)

(a) If the total amount paid under sub. (3) is from $1 to $2,499, the organization shall receive the amount paid.

45.41(2)(b)

(b) If the total amount paid under sub. (3) is from $2,500 to $9,999, the organization shall receive $2,500.

45.41(2)(c)

(c) If the total amount paid under sub. (3) is from $10,000 to $119,999, the organization shall receive 25 percent of the amount paid.

45.41(2)(d)

(d) If the total amount paid under sub. (3) is $120,000 or more, the organization shall receive $30,000.

45.41(3)

(3) A state veterans organization shall file an application annually with the department for the previous 12-month period ending on March 31 of the year in which it is filed. The application shall contain a statement of salaries and travel expenses paid to employees of the organization engaged in veterans claims service activities at the regional office by the state veterans organization covering the period for which application for a payment is made. The statement shall be certified as correct by a certified public accountant licensed or certified under ch. 442 and sworn to as correct by the adjutant or principal officer of the state veterans organization. The application shall include the state organization's financial statement for its previous fiscal year and evidence of claims service activity that the department requires. The state veterans organization shall submit with its initial application sufficient evidence to establish that it or its national organization, or both, has maintained a full-time service office at the regional office for 5 consecutive years out of the 10-year period immediately preceding the application. Subsequent applications shall be accompanied by an affidavit by the adjutant or principal officer of the state veterans organization stating that the organization, on its own or with its national organization, maintained a full-time service office at the regional office for the entire 12-month period for which application for a payment is made.

45.41(4)

(4) From the appropriation under s. 20.485 (2) (s), the department shall annually provide a payment of $100,000 to the Wisconsin department of the Disabled American Veterans for the provision of transportation services to veterans.

45.41 - ANNOT.

History: 2005 a. 22.

45.41 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. VA 7, Wis. adm. code.

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