CHAPTER 45
VETERANS
SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
45.001   Recognition of persons who served in the armed forces.
45.01   Definitions.
45.02   Eligibility for benefits.
45.03   Department of veterans affairs.
45.04   Release of information and records.
45.045   Veteran registry.
45.05   Registration of certificate of discharge.
45.06   Security.
45.07   Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
45.08   Memorial Day.
45.09   Veterans as classroom volunteers.
45.095   Donation of abandoned vehicles.
45.10   Veteran appearances.
45.12   Wisconsin veteran-owned business logotypes.
SUBCHAPTER II
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
45.20   Tuition reimbursement.
45.21   Retraining assistance program.
SUBCHAPTER IV
ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
45.40   Assistance to needy veterans.
45.41   Payments to veterans organizations.
45.42   Veterans personal loans.
45.43   Veterans assistance program.
45.437   Veterans employment and entrepreneurship grant program.
45.44   Veterans fee waiver program.
45.46   Grants to nonprofit organizations that serve veterans and their families.
45.47   Record-keeping and audit requirements for grant programs administered by the department.
45.48   Veterans outreach and recovery program.
SUBCHAPTER V
VETERANS HOMES
45.50   Veterans homes; management.
45.51   Eligibility for membership.
45.55   Notes and mortgages of minor veterans.
45.57   Veterans homes; transfer of funding.
45.58   Grants to local governments.
SUBCHAPTER VI
FUNERALS, BURIALS, AND CEMETERIES
45.60   Military funeral honors.
45.61   Wisconsin veterans cemeteries.
45.62   Burial places compiled.
SUBCHAPTER VII
MEMORIALS
45.70   Veterans memorials.
45.71   Catalog of memorials.
45.72   County and municipal memorials.
45.73   Sites for veterans memorial halls.
45.74   Memorial corporations organized under 1919 act.
45.75   Memorials in populous counties.
SUBCHAPTER VIII
LOCAL RESPONSIBILITIES
45.80   County veterans service officer.
45.81   County veterans service commission.
45.82   Grants to counties and tribes for improvement of services.
45.83   Transportation services grants to counties.
45.84   Burial allowance.
45.85   Care of graves.
45.86   County tax for needy veterans.
Ch. 45 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also VA, Wis. adm. code.
subch. I of ch. 45 SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
45.001 45.001 Recognition of persons who served in the armed forces. The state of Wisconsin recognizes, as veterans, the men and women of Wisconsin who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces, the men and women who served in a reserve unit of the U.S. armed forces, and the men and women who served in the national guard.
45.001 History History: 2005 a. 22.
45.01 45.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
45.01(1) (1)“Active duty" does not include active duty for training purposes.
45.01(2) (2)“Active duty for training purposes" has the meaning given in 38 USC 101 (22).
45.01(3) (3)“Board" means the board of veterans affairs.
45.01(4) (4)“Child" means any biological child, any adopted child, any stepchild, or any other child who is a member of the veteran's household, or any nonmarital child if the veteran acknowledges paternity or paternity has been otherwise established.
45.01(5) (5)“Department" means the department of veterans affairs.
45.01(6) (6)“Dependent" includes any of the following:
45.01(6)(a) (a) A spouse, a surviving spouse, or a divorced spouse, but only if the divorced spouse is not remarried and is receiving child support or maintenance from the veteran under a court order.
45.01(6)(b) (b) Any child under 18 years of age, or under the age of 26 if in full attendance at a recognized school of instruction, or of any age if incapable of self-support by reason of mental or physical disability.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 46, through all Orders of the Controlled Substances Board filed before and in effect on June 16, 2021, and through all Supreme Court Orders filed before and in effect on April 15, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 16, 2021, other than those made by Supreme Court Order No. 20-07, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-16-21)