By Tim Kowols
County veterans’ service officers (CVSOs) are working against several barriers to get residents the benefits they deserve. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, over 363,000 veterans call Wisconsin home with more than half of them above the age of 65. While today’s military members have classes about how the VA can help them in the future, older veterans came home under much different circumstances. It can especially hard in more rural areas where clinics are often far away and Internet connections are sub-par. Kewaunee County Veterans Service Officer Jane Babcock says they have outreach in different ways just to find people who might need their help.
Babcock encourages veterans and their spouses to visit their local CVSO and learn more about the benefits they are entitled to because of their service.