Veterans benefits

Learn About Your Veteran Benefits at a Local Event – Shaw Local

The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission continues to work with the Edward Hines VA Medical Center Outreach Team to educate veterans about their federal VA benefits.

The Hines Outreach Team and Grundy County VAC, with support from the Village of Channahon, will be available to answer questions and provide information on a variety of veteran benefits on Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. at 2 p.m. at the Village Hall in Channahon at 24555. S Navajo Drive.

This event is free and open to all veterans in the region, no registration is required.

The Hines VAMC team and the Grundy County VAC can answer questions and assist with VA health care enrollment, service-related disability claims, and burial benefits to name a few benefits available to you. honorably discharged veterans. They also have information regarding VA veterinary centers and Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.

You may be eligible for VA health care benefits if you have served in active military, naval, or air force service and have not received a dishonorable discharge. If you enlisted after September 7, 1980 or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, you must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which you were called to active duty. Other criteria may also make you eligible for VA health care. Please bring a copy of your DD214 and photo ID if you wish to register. If you do not have a copy of your DD 214, Grundy County VAC can help you obtain one.

“We are fortunate to have federal and state resources available to Grundy County veterans. Hosting these outreach events is just one of the ways we work to educate veterans and their families. said Grundy County VAC superintendent Ken Buck.

If you are unable to attend outreach events, you can find out more about your eligibility by contacting Grundy County VAC at 815-941-3152 or [email protected]