Veteran's Assistance

The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission (GCVAC) is an independent county commission that is operated by and for veterans for the purpose of promoting the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service, and their families; to act as a central service office for all veteran organizations and to assist with all VA claims work referred to the commission by member organizations and the community; and to have general oversight of the distribution of all relief and supplies that may be appropriated for the benefit of military veterans and their families.

We offer free assistance with the following federal, state and local Veterans benefits:

  • Assistance with enrollment in the VA health care system
  • Assistance with applying for VA compensation claims (for service connected illness or injury)
  • Assistance in applying for VA disability pensions for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses
  • Non-emergency transportation to and from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
  • Financial Assistance for eligible veterans and dependents for basic needs
  • VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill)
  • Burial Benefits to include grave markers
  • Military record retrieval
  • Referral to other program and services to include those offered by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and other Will & Grundy County agencies.