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VAC Commission

President
Jack Picciolo


Vice President
Vacant


Secretary
Denise Williams


Sgt-At-Arms
Amanda Koch


Chaplain
Jim Singler


Members
Steve Benicke
Janet Blue
Tom Mlynek


Past Chairmen
Wayne Horne
John Kestle
Vic Martinka
John York

VAC Contact Info

Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County:

2400 Glenwood Ave. 1st Fl., Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: 815-740-8389 | Fax: 815-740-4329
E-mail: vacwc@willcountyillinois.com
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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About Us

The Veterans Assistance Commission is a separate County Governmental Agency that is operated by and for Veterans. The Commission provides needed interim and/or emergency financial assistance paid exclusively to honorably discharged military Veterans and their families, who reside in Will County, for basic living expenses.

Local Veterans’ organizations are responsible for forming a VAC as is allowed under The Military Veterans Assistance Act, 330 ILCS 45.

The VACWC provides advocacy service to Veterans and their families in applying to the proper local, state or Federal agencies to procure benefits.

The VACWC works closely with ALL Veterans Organizations, utility companies, landlords, local, state and Federal agencies to ensure the rights and benefits to which each veteran is entitled has been granted.

The VACWC provides assistance with filing and managing claims to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. We provide guidance, support, and claim management from the initial submission to representation before the Board of Veterans Appeals.

Services Provided

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Must meet income guidelines
  • Must adhere to the rules and regulations set by commission
  • If qualified; rent, food, and basic utility voucher payments supplied
  • DVA CLAIM WORK 
    • Service connected compensation
    • Non-service connected pension
    • Widows pension
    • Aid & attendance
  • ADVOCACY FOR VETERANS APPLYING AT/FOR:
    • Local agencies
    • State grants
    • Federal Programs
  • FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM OUR OFFICE TO HINES VA HOSPITAL

2022 Schedule of VAC of Will County Meetings

The public is invited to comment or pose a question by email at vacwc@willcountyillinois.com or speak during the public comments portion of the meeting, the emails will be read into the record. 


2022 Schedule of VAC of Will County Meetings - Second Tuesday of Every Month at 5PM.
 

January 11th, February 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th and December 13th.

All VACWC General and Executive board meetings will be held at the VACWC office. If the requirement for a larger facility is anticipated, the VAC Will select the location at the earliest possible time and availability in accordance with OMA regulations.