Veterans Assistance Commission
American Legion Dornblaser post 203
The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) 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 the 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 on the nature of assistance
Point of contact for the VAC:
E. Marti Carroll - Superintendent - Veterans Assistance
123 N. Hazel St
Danville, IL 61832
Hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Mon - Fri (Excluding Federal and County Holidays) - Office visits are by appointment only
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.)