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)

Call 217-424-1376, at the time of your call, we will need your name, last four numbers of your Social Security Number, phone number, the clinic your appointment is with and appointment time. Please let us know if you will be riding the City Bus to meet the Van. We leave K-Mart on Pershing at 7:05 a.m., arrive at Danville 8:30 a.m. We leave Danville between 12:30 – 1:00 p.m., arriving back at K-Mart between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Please call as soon as you have an appointment as we can schedule rides through the end of the year. Our Van is not wheel chair adaptable and we cannot carry oxygen tanks. You may also schedule your van ride via email,, please include the above information and we will send you a confirmation email in return.

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 Commander Rudy Escobar, 27 Madison Dr., Decatur, IL 62521.

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 217-554-3000. When the recording starts, you may dial your team extention.

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.