Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Law Provides $68,900 in additional GPR for WDVA Military Funeral Honors Program

Email:  Headquarters@dva.state.wi.us
Website:  www.WisVets.com

June 30, 2011
WDVA Bulletin No. 960
TO:  Veterans Service Organizations, County Veterans Service Officers

SUBJECT:  Military Funeral Honors (MFH) Stipend Funding

The purpose of this bulletin is to announce that $68,900 of additional funding has been approved for funeral
honors stipend reimbursement requests for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011 by the Wisconsin State
Legislature as part of 2011 Wisconsin Act 27.  This legislation provides funding to cover the stipend program
funding shortfall previously identified in WDVA Bulletin No. 958.

Veteran Service Organizations are encouraged to submit reimbursement requests for stipends using the normal
submission process in an expeditious manner.  Reimbursement requests for fiscal year 2011 will be processed
with the approved additional funding as part of the biennial budget.  Payment of these stipends will occur on or
after July 5, 2011.

Please check our website at www.WisVets.com/FuneralHonors#Stipend for future program updates.  For more information on WDVA funeral honors program, please call 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387) and ask to speak with someone in the Military Funeral Honors Section.

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