The Veterans Assistance Commission of Vermilion County is an independent county commission established in fiscal year 2019-2020, authorized to act as the central committee for veterans assistance in Vermilion County under the Illinois Military Veterans Assistance Act (330 ILCS 45/1 et seq.) and is funded in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/1-1001 et seq.).
The VACVC helps veterans, their widows/widowers and dependents, navigate the complex process of accessing benefits and entitlements from various federal, state, and local agencies.
Key Services include:
- Application preparations for entitlements, benefits, and enrollments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Preparation of claims for Compensation and Pension from the Veterans Benefits Administration.
- Interim and emergency financial assistance for qualified applicants.
- Referrals and program coordination with other agencies to resolve homelessness, unemployment, barriers to transportation for work and/or medical services, food insecurity, personal hygiene and household cleaning supplies.
- Advocacy and Outreach.
** The veteran must provide DD-214 evidence of Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions character of service. Additional documentation may be requested/required based upon the nature of assistance.