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Memorial Day Services & Parades - 31 May 2021 (See Calendars & Special Events Page For More Details)

Annual Birthday Dinner Party - 22 June 2021 (See Calendars & Special Events Page For More Details)

Walworth County Fair - 1 September 2021 (See Calendars & Special Events Page For More Details)

Please continue to practice social distancing, and mask up if needed, so that all may enjoy these events...

Oratorical winner 2021!!
Veterans Benefits In Walworth County

Braiya Nolan

Our Post 102 Oratorical contestant, Braiya Nolan has done it again!! In 2020 Braiya competed at the post, county, district, and state level and won at every level. She was slated to compete at national level but due to COVID-19 , it was canceled. This year she did it again! She has once again won at the post, county, district level  and State Level! Although it has been canceled once again, Braiya did receive a scholarship at National level from the American Legion.

Visit us virtually!!

If you would like to MEET VIRTUALLY with your County Veterans Services Specialist, Joan Sallee, send her an email at jsallee@co.walworth.wi.us 

Leave a date from Monday through Friday, and a time between noon and 4pm that you would like to virtually meet with her and she will set a meeting up, and email you with a confirmation and the meeting code and instructions within 2 business days.

** New Conditions Added to Agent Orange Presumptive List **

The recently established Public Law 116-283, adds three conditions that the VA must presume are caused by exposure to the dangerous herbicide known as Agent Orange; they are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, or Parkinson’s Disease-like symptoms.

Three categories of veterans are presumed to have been exposed: Vietnam Veterans who served Boots-on-the-ground in Vietnam, or aboard a ship that operated in the inland waterways of Vietnam, or veterans with service aboard a ship in Vietnam’s territorial seas between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975; Veterans who served on or near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) between September 1, 1967 and August 31, 1971, and active duty and reserve personnel who had regular contact with C-123 aircraft between 1969 and 1986.

Diseases already presumed to be caused by Agent Orange exposure are:
• AL Amyloidosis
• Chronic B-Cell Leukemia
• Chloracne (if it presents within one year of exposure to a degree of 10 percent disabling)
• Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
• Hodgkin’s Disease
• Ischemic Heart Disease (including Coronary Artery Disease, stable and unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death)
• Multiple Myeloma
• Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Peripheral Neuropathy, Early Onset (if it presents within one year of exposure to a degree of 10 percent disabling)
• Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (if it presents within one year of exposure to a degree of 10 percent disabling)
• Prostate Cancer
• Respiratory Cancers, including Lung Cancer
• Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and mesothelioma)

Veterans with at least one of these conditions, or the survivors of a veteran whose cause of death included one of these conditions, should immediately contact the County Veterans Service Office at 262-741-4222 for assistance in applying for valuable compensation benefits.

Other Updates

  • COVID-19 testing is still available for free HERE
  • Follow the link below to meet Holly Sieren of the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP). VORP is a comprehensive, coordinated outreach, treatment and recovery support program that brings together government and community resources to eliminate barriers for Veterans who are struggling. https://dva.wi.gov/Documents/benefitsClaimsDocuments/Holly%20Anderson.pdf

Walworth County Volunteer Connection

 

Click on Mailbox to see what the Walworth County Volunteer Connection is doing in your community and how you can help.

 

 


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