All veterans who serve their country are entitled to certain benefits, but those who join The American Legion have additional ones. Legionnaires qualify for a variety of services and special offers, ranging from health-care aid to discounts on computers and electronics
Click here to learn more: http://www.legion.org/benefits
Walworth County Veterans Services Office 1910 County Road NN Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 741-4222 Email: email@example.com
Supportive Resources for Suicide
Walworth County Crises Line (262) 741-3200
Hopeline TextLine - text HOPELINE to 741741
Veterans Crises Line (800) 273-8255 (press 1)
Dental and Life Insurance Plans
The VA offers a group-plan for dental and MetLife insurance programs, VADIP.
1st District Service Officer Benefit Updates
1st District Officer Richard Strelow updates Veterans Benefits in his Monthly Report. Some updates include:
Additional information on Agent Orange and other dioxin-containing herbicides in Guam.
Debt Relief for veterans facing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic is extended through Sept. 30, 2021.
Revamped policy for those exposed to mustard gas and lewisite experimentations during WWII.
The Dental Lifeline Network helps to provide free dental services to eligible veterans. Their number is 303-534-5360.
A "Green Altert" would set up a system to help find missing veterans. This is in the works in Congress.
Visits to Aspirus Urgent Care clinics or walk-in locations in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are now covered for eligible vererans through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Community Care Network. You can still receive care at your VA facility but now you have the option of visiting a clinic closer to home. Urgent Care Benefit covers illnesses/injuries that need immediate attention but are not life-threatening such as strep throat, ear infections, minor injuries, flu shots, etc.
**For additional information on any of these items, please contact Adjutant Gary Wendorf (414-217-4323 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Richard Strelow (262-641-0977)