The following is a list of websites that can provide Veterans with the information they need.
Please contact us if you find any of the links disabled or inappropriate.
VFW Illinois State Headquarters
VFW National Headquarters
VFW National Auxiliary Headquarters
VETERANS ASSISTANCE OFFICES AND LINKS
VFW Illinois Service Office
This site has a lot of links and information about veterans’ benefits. It is specifically designed to assist veterans seeking disability compensation, but has many links useful to all veterans
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Veteran Service Office
Machesney Park Armory
10451 N. 2nd St., Rm. 158
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Prime Survivor – Help for Veterans: Housing, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Jobs and Vets Support
VETERANS RECORDS & MEDALS
Veterans’ Benefits, including the bonus for service in World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflicts
Presidential Memorial Certificates
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased veterans
VETERANS HEALTH SERVICES
Illinois Veterans CareIllinois offers health insurance to veterans who do not qualify for VA health care. There is a small premium based on income. Check this site out to see if you might be eligible
Mesothelioma: The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders
through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals is available.
Veterans Guide to Strength Sports Not only can strength sports help veterans maintain or regain their physical fitness, but they can also help fill the need for a friendly support structure made from a community of like-minded individuals.
PTSD Substance Abuse and mental Health Help for Veterans
Find A PTSD Therapist
Addiction Group Our comprehensive site will provide you with everything you need to know about alcohol misuse, abuse, and addiction. Learn about alcohol’s effects on the body and mind, alcohol use disorder, and treatment options.
HOMELESS VETS INFORMATION
Building Their Life Back – The Guide for Homeless Vets
Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets
Homeless Vets Guide to Finding a Home
VETERANS FINANCIAL & LEGAL INFORMATION
Financial Fitness from a Military Career
TurboTAP – Help for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to find jobs
Disabled Travelers and help for disabled veterans
Celebrity Cruises Military Discounts
VETERANS SHOPPING & DISCOUNTS
Direct Energy Military Discount for Active & Veteran Customers
LHavensGames – Where you can learn about and purchase the new board game “Who’s the Leader Now?” A part of each game sold goes to sending packages to deployed troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, etc.