Veterans Links
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1   Link   Request Veterans Records
Request your DD214 and personal records from your military service.
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2   Link   Illinois Veterans Benefits
STATE OF ILLINOIS VETERANS' BENEFITS

BONUS PAYMENT

World War II. A bonus of $10 per month for domestic service and $15 per month for foreign service is payable to a veteran who was a resident of Illinois at time of entering service, served at least 60 days on active duty between September 16, 1940 and September 3, 1945, and received an honorable discharge. Survivors are entitled to a benefit of $1,000, if the veteran's death was service-connected and within the period specified.

Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflict Bonus. A $100 bonus is payable for service during one of the following periods:
Korea - June 27, 1950 - July 27, 1953
Vietnam - January 1, 1961 - March 28, 1973
Vietnam Frequent Wind - April 29, 30, 1975
Persian Gulf - August 2, 1990 - November 30, 1995.
The claimant must also be in receipt of one of the following medals: Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Era or the Southwest Asia Service Medal; and have been a resident of Illinois for 12 months immediately prior to entering service and have received an Honorable Discharge. (Individuals currently on active duty who served in the Persian Gulf may apply prior to discharge.)
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3   Link   VA Watchdog.org
Keep an eye on the VA, because somebody has too. News affecting veterans, rumor control etc. Very good site.
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4   Link   Illinois Lost Veterans Project
This NEW Pilot project is designed to assist Veterans (at this time ONLY those in Illinois) in getting the benefits they deserve. It is a FREE service provided by the Veterans Affairs. If you served in the Military, then this service is for you.
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5   Link   Honor Flight Chicago
The American veteran is one of our greatest treasures...those men and women who answered our nation's call, especially at times of our greatest need. Our mission is to honor and thank those veterans - especially now our WWII veterans by bringing them to Washington DC, at no cost to them, for a day of honor.
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6   Link   Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission
The Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County, Illinois Inc. is a County Agency operated by and for veterans. The Commission provides services and financial aid to veterans, their dependents and survivors who reside in Kane County and qualify for and need assistance as follows:

Preparation of and filing for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) entitlements and other documents which relate to benefits available.
Answering questions about benefits applied for or are receiving.
Applying for additional benefits for which you are entitled.
Follow up services on claims.
Assistance for those whose benefits have been discontinued.
Information on Educational Benefits, G.I. Home Loans, Disability Compensation, Pensions, Burial, VA Healthcare, Lost Discharges and other entitlements administered by the USDVA.
Pamphlets pertaining to programs of the USDVA, Veterans Assistance Commission and other federal, state and local human service agencies. These pamphlets are available at the Commission Office.
Non-emergency transportation to and from Hines VA Medical Center is provided for veterans residing in Kane County requiring medical treatment. Advanced notice is required to arrange transportation.
Emergency Financial Assistance Program. This is not an ongoing financial supportive program. Financial assistance is provided to veterans and their dependents who reside in Kane County whose last discharge from service was Honorable. The veteran must provide proof of an Honorable Discharge(DD-214) at the time of application. Reserve or National Guard Duty for training only is Non-Qualifying. This program is designed to assist veterans and their families who meet income guidelines and are in need of meeting basic living expenses for food, shelter, utilities, personal needs considered essential to the health and well-being of the individual or family. All assistance is paid by voucher directly to the vendor. Applicants receiving financial aid from other governmental agencies, whether Federal, State, County or Township programs are not eligible.




Superintendent
Phone: 630.232.3550
Fax: 630.232.5403
Email: carrjohn@co.kane.il.us

Frequently Asked Questions
Website Links and Phone Numbers
Kane County POW-MIA and War Deaths
History of the Kane County Veterans Memorial
County Board Pays Tribute to Fallen
FOIADocument LibraryEthics
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7   Link   Wounded Warrior Project
To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.


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8   Link   Veterans Affairs
The United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans
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9   Link   Vspann.Org
American Veterans Forum and V-SPANN are dedicated to helping veterans find important information quickly and easily through internet and television..
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