Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Veterans Affairs
Chapter VA 1 - General Provisions
Section VA 1.001 - Definitions

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง VA 1.001

Current through February 27, 2023

For the purposes of chs. VA 1 to 18, the following terms shall have the designated meanings, unless a different meaning is expressly indicated:

(1) "Board" means the board of veterans affairs.

(2) "Department" means the department of veterans affairs.

(3) "Dependent" has the meaning given under s. 45.01(6), Stats.

(4) "Duly authorized representative" means any person authorized in writing by the veteran to act for the veteran, the veteran's guardian if the veteran is adjudicated incompetent, or a personal representative of the estate if the veteran is deceased. Where for proper reason, as determined by the department, no duly authorized representative has been or will be appointed, the applicant's spouse, an adult child, or if the applicant is unmarried, "duly authorized representative" means either of the applicant's parents.

(4m) "Member" means an individual who is eligible for membership in a veterans home as specified under s. 45.51, Stats.

(5) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of veterans affairs.

(6) "USDVA" means the U.S. department of veterans affairs.

(7) "Veteran" has the meaning given under s. 45.01(12), Stats.

Adopted by, Cr. Register, April, 1986, No. 364, eff. 5-1-86; cr. (3), Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89; correction made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, June, 2001, No. 546; correction in (intro.) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2014 No. 700; CR 20-011: renum. (intro.), (1), (2), (5) from VA 1.15 and am. (intro.), cr. (3) to (4m), (6), (7) Register September 2021 No. 789, eff. 10/1/2021

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