Veterans Assistance Commission

Mission:

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

217-554-7950 

E-mail: mart.carroll@vercounty.org


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.)