Monday is the last day for military veterans and their families to fill out an online survey to provide feedback about state and federal benefits.
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos says information from the questionnaire will help the state direct programs, benefits, and services to those who need them. He says the federal VA did a similar survey two years ago.
“The federal government’s recent survey showed that 50 percent of our veterans did not know where to go or what they are offered for benefits,” Scocos says, “And we think that’s a tragedy. A veterans serves, they should be able to use their benefits and we should be able to assist them in any way possible.”
The department reaches out to veterans through employment fairs and other methods, and Scocos says this survey is yet another way to get valuable feedback from those who are directly impacted. The agency head says it’s important veterans know about benefits related to education, nursing facilities, health care, and other areas.
“Wisconsin offers a tremendous variety of benefits for our veterans and we’re here to serve our veterans and their family members from all the different eras and all the different issues they face.”
Scocos says the department wants to improve its quality of service by supporting veterans and their families in the most current and effective way possible.
The department says survey responses are confidential.
That survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, can be found at www.WisVets.com/survey.