Vietnam Veteran Memorial - Dedicated March 27, 2015
Vietnam Veteran Memorial Committee
World War II veteran Ed Anderson, seated, poses with 7th Dist. U.S. Rep Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, right, and his daughter and son-in-law, To and Sandy Cherney (standing to the left of Duffy) after receiving a POW medal from the Congressman and the Barron County Veterans’ Service Office.

Veteran Services & Benefits

Office Closed for 2024 Holidays: July 4, July 5, September 2, November 28 & 29, December 24 & 25.

Training Conferences (Office Closed):  April 15 - 19.  October 14 - 18.                                                       

Mission: To efficiently assist eligible veterans, spouses and dependents obtain state, federal and county benefits and services, act as a veteran advocate, provide resources, and to reach out to Barron County citizens to acquire services and earned benefits.

Programs & Services:
  • Aid To Veterans
    • Contact Veteran's Service Office
  • Recently Discharged Veterans
    • Service Connected Disability Claims
    • Registration of DD-214 with the Register of Deeds office.  Provides a permanent resource for certified copies when required in the future
    • Assistance with VA Medical Application
    • SGLI Conversions to VGLI
    • Establish State of Wisconsin (WDVA) Eligibility
    • Local area information and referral
    • Assist with applications for Federal/State Certification
    • Eligibility for federal home loans (State home loans are currently unavailable)
    • Assist with application for Service Connected Disability Compensation claims
  • Education
    • Post-9/11 GI-Bill (Remember that you must use your Federal GI Bill benefits with 15 years from date of discharge.)
    • Wisconsin GI-Bill
  • Seniors
    • Veterans Nursing Homes at King & Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
    • VA Healthcare Enrollment
    • Non-Service Connected Disability Pension
    • Assist in applying for special programs
    • Assist in applying for awards and decorations
    • Assist in applying for military personnel/medical records and discharges
  • Health Care Benefits
    • VA Medical Care for Veterans.  There are income and asset restrictions that apply.
    • Champus/Tricare Information
    • Champva claims for family members whose veteran died from Service Connected disabilities
    • Healthcare Aid Grant, a program for low-income veterans with few, if any assets, to assist with emergency healthcare needs.
    • Subsistence Aid Grant, a program for low-income veterans and dependents that provides temporary emergency financial aid when loss of income, because of illness, disability or death (all emergency financial resources must be exhausted)
    • Referral for other State, Federal and County Programs
  • Time of Death
    • Burial Allowance for veterans who had service connected disabilities or were in receipt of VA Pension at the time of death, or died in a VA Facility, or the State Veterans Home at King, Wisconsin
    • Burial markers for any veteran. Federal government pays for the marker, but the family must pay for installation
    • Registration for interment to Federal Cemeteries
    • Registration for interment to State Cemeteries
    • Burial Flag coordinated through local Funeral Homes
    • Presidential Memorial Certificates
    • State of Wisconsin Veterans Cemeteries. The Federal Cemetery is located at Ft. Snelling (Minneapolis).  Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI
    • Flagholders
    • Death Indemnity Compensation available to the surviving spouse of a veteran who died from Service Connected Disabilities
    • Death Pension available to the surviving spouse of a war-time veteran, who is also low income
  • Other Services
    • Obtaining Military Records
    • Obtaining Military Awards/Decorations
    • Grave Registrations
    • Homeless Veterans Programs 
    • Liaison between veterans organizations
    • Speaking Engagements for Organizations
    • Ride Program for veterans to/from VA Medical Center Appointments