Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

Contact Information:

833 South Spring Street 
P.O. Box 19432 
Springfield, IL 62794-9432

Phone: 217-782-6641

Director: Erika Jeffries   

To find your nearest Veterans Service Office, click here.



Included below are benefits and services available in Illinois. To learn more about a specific benefit, simply click on the provided link, or contact your local Veterans Service Office at the listed phone number or address. 



Benefits Assistance
Bonus Application and Armed Forces Certificate 
World War II Bonus Payment
Korean Bonus Payment
Vietnam Bonus Payment
Persian Gulf Bonus Payment 
Global War on Terrorism (Operation Iraq Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn) Bonus Payment 
POW Compensation

Global War on Terrorism Survivors Compensation 
Vietnam Veteran Survivors Compensation 

Camping and Admission Fees 
Hunting and Fishing Privileges 

State Fair
Survivor and Burial
Cartage and Erection Fees 
Graves Registration 

Indigent Veterans

Educational Opportunities for Children 
MIA/POW Scholarship
Illinois Veterans’ Grant 
Illinois National Guard Grant
Get Academic Credit for Military Training
Veteran Coordinators at Public Universities and Colleges in Illinois 
State Approving Agency GI Bill 
Approved GI Bill Programs

Educational Programs DirectoryTraining Programs Directory
Illinois Troops to Teachers
Illinois Board of Higher Education 
Children of Veterans Scholarship 
VA Work Study Locations (IDVA)

Illinois Job Link and Veteran Employment Services
Illinois Work Net
Unemployment Benefits
Resources for Illinois Businesses
Finding and Training Veteran Candidates
Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium (IHHC)
Veteran-Owned Businesses
Veteran’s Tax Credit 
State Employment and Licenses
Veteran Preference for State Employment
Education Waivers 
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
Commercial Driver’s License – Military Skills Test Waiver
Police Academy Intern Program at Southwestern Illinois College
Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs (MV2E)
State Procurement Benefits for Veteran-Owned
Illinois’ Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
Small Business Set-Aside Program (SBSP)
Advantage Illinois (Enhancing Small Business Access to Capital)
Capital Access Program
Participation Loan Program
Collateral Support Program
Invest Illinois Venture Fund
Illinois Angel Investment Program
Small Business Jobs Creation Tax Credit Program
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Veteran’s Tax Credit  
Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) Tax Credit


Group Veterans’ Homes
Veterans’ Homes at Anna, LaSalle, Manteno and Quincy
Prince Home at Manteno  
Mortgage Assistance
Property Taxes 
Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption 
Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption 
Specially Adapted Housing Tax Exemption 
Tax Exemption for Mobile Home 

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