Housing Benefits and Programs

  • 4 Veteran Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • The Prince Home for the Homeless & Disabled
  • Welcome Home Heroes Homebuyer Financing Package
  • Specially Adapted Housing Grants
  • Tax Exemptions for Returning & Disabled Veterans
  • Tax Exemption for Specially Adapted Housing

Financial Assistance Benefits

  • World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf War and Global War on Terrorism Bonus Payments
  • Vietnam and Global War on Terrorism Survivors Comp.
  • Global War on Terrorism Survivors Compensation
  • POW Compensation
  • Military Family Relief Fund

Employment Benefits and Programs for Veterans

  • Employment Search Assistance
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • State Government/Employment Preference
  • Credit toward State Licenses
  • Education Waiver for State Police & Conservation Police
  • Specialized Training Programs & Entrepreneurial Seminars
  • Veterans Business Program (preference for state contracts)
  • Illinois Reemployment Rights

Education Benefits and Programs

  • Illinois Veterans' Grant
  • Illinois National Guard Grant
  • Educational Opportunities for Children (10-18 Yrs)
  • Children of Veterans Scholarship
  • MIA/POW Scholarship
  • Troops to Teachers

Other State Benefits and Programs

  • Illinois Joining Forces
  • Veterans Care (Health Care)
  • Warrior Assistance Program (Health Care)
  • Women Veterans Program
  • Cartage and Erection Fees
  • Graves Registration
  • Indigent Veterans Burial Benefit
  • 6 Veteran Treatment Courts
  • Hunting and Fishing Privileges
  • Camping and Admission Fee Exemptions
  • CTA Military Pass
  • Employment Resources for Businesses
  • Veteran’s Tax Credit
  • Illinois Hire Heroes Consortium


Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs              

833 South Spring Street

P.O. Box 19432

Springfield, IL 62794-9432

Phone: 217-782-6641


POC: Harry Sawyer

Phone: 317-814-2745


State Director: Erica J. Borggren

Phone: 217-785-4114


National Guard TAA: Darlene Bertoni

Phone: 217-761-3382