Veteran's Assistance Department

Vets for Vets – It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are

The Veterans Assistance Commission is an agency that is operated by and for veterans. The Commission provides aid to those veterans and their families that reside in our county that may qualify for and need assistance.

Local veteran’s organizations in the county are responsible for forming a Veterans Assistance Commission as is allowed under state statutes.

The Veterans Assistance Commission provides services to the veterans and his/her family that may not be available from other agencies. We as veterans must accept the responsibility and duty to care for those who cannot care for themselves.

The Veterans Assistance Commission assists in filing claims to the Veterans Administration for such benefits as:

  • Service Connected Compensation
  • VA Home Loans
  • VA Healthcare Benefits
  • Educational Benefits
  • Widows/Survivors Benefits
  • GI Insurance Claims
  • Non-Service Connected Pension
  • Transportation to VA Hospital

…or for any other benefits that the veteran or his/her family may be seeking from the Veterans Administration.

The Veterans Assistance Commission works closely with all Veterans Organizations, local, state and federal agencies, to ensure the rights, that each veteran is entitled to, have been granted.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please email us at gcollins@maconveterans.us to schedule a ride or call us at 217-424-1376.  Give us your name, date of birth, and appointment type and place.   Our Van leaves at 0700 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  You must have an appointment scheduled with us in order to ride.   Round trip drop-off and pickup is at VA Decatur Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at: 792 N. Sunnyside Road, Decatur, IL 62522.  The bus will return/leave Danville between 1130-1230 normally returning to the VA Clinic in Decatur between 1300-1400.

All Military Last Rites must be scheduled through your Funeral Home. If you would like to make a donation to the Honor Guard, please mail to:

Charles Loury
1781 E. Division St.
Decatur, IL 62526
217-781-0105
MrLoury62@sbcglobal.net

Please call our office for an informational packet to be mailed to you. Future plans include a possible website dedicated to the memorial.

Call 800-320-8387 or 217-362-5442. When the recording starts, you may dial your team extension.

Team Extensions
Gold – x46337
Silver – x46336
Bronze – x46338
Copper – x46339
Platinum – x47660

Please use the DD214 form to request a copy of your DD214 from our office.