The Milwaukee VA Regional Office has been a leader in Fiduciary Services for many years. Recognizing the special mission of fiduciary services and the vulnerability of the Veterans it serves, VBA consolidated the fiduciary oversight for Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin to the Milwaukee VA Regional Office in Fiscal Year 2012.
Milwaukee Fiduciary Hub Service Area
VA Fiduciary Services
For more information on VA's Fiduciary program, to include information on the responsibilities of appointed fiduciaries and the selection process, please see the VA Fiduciary Program site. You may also be interested in these additional references:
Account Titling and Fund Protection
To help ensure that VA benefit payments are used for the needs of the beneficiary, every fiduciary must ensure that VA payments are going into a properly titled account, that only includes the beneficiary's funds. As indicated on the Federal Fiduciary Agreement, the bank account must be titled as follows:
by Fiduciary's Name
If your financial institution doesn't want to use the term, "Federal Fiduciary", they can use another title, such as guardian or custodian, as long as the account title connotes a fiduciary relationship. Likewise, if you are a court-appointed fiduciary, you should use the title granted by the court, such as guardian or conservator.
Upon setting up a properly titled account, we recommend that you bring a Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form
to the financial institution, fill it out with them, and ask them to fax it to the Milwaukee Fiduciary Hub
at 414-336-7785. Annotated Copy with Guidance
To learn more about what Legal Instrument Examiners do to ensure proper fund usage, please see the Legal Instrument Examiner Program Guide.
U.S. Treasury Requires Electronic Federal Benefit Payments
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is requiring VA, Social Security, and Other federal benefits to be paid electronically by March 1, 2013. It's the law. The following are links to U.S. Treasury's "Go Direct" website, explaining your options.
VA Benefits and Healthcare
For more information about VA Disability Compensation, Pension, Survivor Benefits, the GI Bill, Dependents' Educational Assistance, Loan Guarantee, Life Insurance, Traumatic Injury Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, VA Medical Care, or VA Forms please either select the link in this paragraph, or explore the navigation options in the top right corner of this page or along the top menu bar.
Other Federal and State Sources for Assistance
The following sites are not managed by Veterans Affairs, who is not responsible for their content. They are provided as resources often used by Fiduciaries and family members to help care for Veterans and their dependents.
Tools for Field Examiners
The following tools are provided for Field Examiners, who travel around our states to ensure that Veterans' and their dependents' benefits are properly safeguarded.
How to Contact the Milwaukee FidHub:
PO BOX 14975
MILWAUKEE WI 53214-0975
Monday through Friday
Except Federal Holidays
8:00 am to 4:00 pm CST