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I am happy to assist veterans with obtaining their military records and medals, with questions they have concerning eligibility for benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or who may be experiencing difficulties with the VA Health Care System or the VA claims and appeals process.

While it is important to know that I cannot act as the "veterans representative" for an individual's VA claim, such assistance can be obtained at no charge from accredited Veterans Service Organizations (VSO). Please visit my Wisconsin VSO contact information web page, or the VA's online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations for additional VSO contact information.

If you are unable to secure the help you need from the following resources, I am happy to try to help you. However, I will need your written permission to help with most veteran-related issues. A Privacy Act Release form will need to be completed and sent with a detailed explanation of your request for assistance to: 

Congressman Paul Ryan
20 South Main Street, Suite 10
Janesville, WI  53545   
Fax: (608) 752-4711


Websites

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

U.S. Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records
Repository for millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century.

Feds Hire Vets
U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide veterans employment website

Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011
Seamless transition for Servicemembers; Expanded education, vocational rehabilitation and employment assistance, and hiring incentives for Veterans.

eBenefits - Job Seeker Employment Center for Veterans
Career tools, employment resources and services, Veterans Job Bank search

Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans for future generations.

eBenefits - National Resource Directory
Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their Families and Caregivers with those who support them.



Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the VA?

What type of benefits are available from the VA?

How do I apply for VA health care benefits?

Are Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) veterans eligible for VA health care?

Who can provide me assistance with a VA claim?

How can I get a copy of my military records?

How can I get replacement medals?