The following is a list of websites that can provide Veterans the information they need.  Click on the star to be directed to the websites.

Please contact us if you find any of the links disabled. 

  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
8:00-4:30 Daily
815-633-5875

  Illinois Veterans Care

Illinois 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.

  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.  Click the star link  to read more or download an application.
   Military Medals can be requested here.
  Military Service Records can be requested here.
  Veterans’ Benefits, including the bonus for service in World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflicts
  VFW Illinois State Headquarters
  VFW National Headquarters
  VFW Illinois State Auxiliary Headquarters
  VFW National  Auxiliary Headquarters
Link to the WWII diary of Robert Alderman, a now deceased, longtime member of VFW Post 1461.  This was transcribed and posted on the web by his son, Richard.
    VA Federal Benefits Book for 2013 
   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.
   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.
    Disabled Travelers  and help for disabled veterans.
  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.
  TurboTAP – Help for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to find jobs.

  Veteran Online Shopping Benefits


 Boone County Veterans Assistance Commission


 PTSD  Substance Abuse and mental Health Help for Veterans

 

  Find A PTSD Therapist


  Homeless Vets Guide to Stop Living On The Streets


  Building Their Life Back – The Guide for Homeless Vets


  Coalition For Homeless Vets


  Financial Fitness from a Military Career


  Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets


  Homeless Vets Guide to Finding a Home


  Community and Support for Veterans


  Affordable Legal Advice for Veterans


  Recovery Village


 

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