Health Insurance and Benefits for Wisconsin Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has information on health benefits that may be available to you.

TRICARE is a health plan run by the U.S. Department of Defense serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide.

CHAMPVA is a health care benefits program run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the dependents of veterans who are not eligible for TRICARE. It is available to spouses, widows/widowers, and children of veterans who have been killed or permanently disabled due to a service-related incident while on active duty.

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs administers the Assistance to Needy Veterans Grant program, which provides limited financial assistance to those in need and who have exhausted all other sources of aid. The grants may be used for specified health care and subsistence needs up to maximum grant limits.

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has information on financing the cost of care at Wisconsin Veterans Homes.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line is an emergency helpline for veterans. You can call to talk to a professional about your mental health or to get help for a family member or close friend who is struggling. Calls are free. Responders are available any time of day. If you need help, call 988, then press 1

Last Revised: August 9, 2022