2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 45. Veterans' affairs, benefits and memorials.
45.43 Veterans assistance program.


45.43 Veterans assistance program.


(1) The department shall administer a program to provide assistance to persons who served in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated as part of the U.S. armed forces and who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. The department shall provide assistance to persons whose need for services is based upon homelessness, incarceration, or other circumstances designated by the department by rule. The department shall designate the assistance available under this section, which may include assistance in receiving medical care, dental care, education, employment, single room occupancy housing, and transitional housing. The department may provide payments to facilitate the provision of services under this section. From the appropriation under s. 20.485 (2) (ac), the department shall provide $15,000 annually during fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09 to the Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd., of Milwaukee, to provide outreach services to homeless veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.


(2) The department may charge fees for single room occupancy housing, transitional housing, and for other assistance provided under this section that the department designates. The department shall promulgate rules establishing the fee schedule and the manner of implementation of that schedule.


(3) The department shall annually provide the governor, and the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3), with the number of veterans that were referred to the U.S. veterans administration hospitals, veterans centers, or other health care facilities as a result of telemedicine facilities. This subsection does not apply after June 30, 2009.

45.43 - ANNOT.

History: 2005 a. 22; 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28.

45.43 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also ch. VA 13, Wis. adm. code.

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