Veterans benefits

Illinois Attorney General Updates Veterans Benefits Guide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office has released an updated guide to benefits for Illinois veterans and their families.

The “Benefits for Illinois Veterans” guide was developed by the Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veterans Rights. It provides veterans and their family members with information about assistance available under federal and state law.

“My office is dedicated to ensuring that veterans and active duty members receive the benefits they have earned,” Attorney General Kwame Raoul said in a statement. “This comprehensive guide to veterans benefits will ensure Illinois veterans and their families know their eligibility and how to apply for federal, state, and municipal benefits.”

The 2022 edition includes information on new programs and benefits, including:

—Health care for female veterans;

—Veterans facing homelessness;

—Exhibition related to the Vietnam War, such as Agent Orange;

—The effects of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune;

—Service-related illnesses in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Additional information about services is available on the Office of Military and Veterans Rights website.