What we do
The Illinois AMVETS
has been a leader since 1944 in helping to preserve the freedoms secured by America's Armed Forces.
Today, our organization continues its proud tradition providing not only support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements but also an array of community services that enhance the quality of life for this nation's citizens. AMVETS strongly supports VA's effort to provide extended care services to enrolled veterans and legislation to improve VA's response to the care needs of our aging veteran population.
AMVETS Service Officers
offer information, counseling and claims service to all honorably discharged veterans and their dependents concerning disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment and other benefits. Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, AMVETS Service Officers are trained in all aspects of veteran's benefits and are knowledgeable about changes in VA regulations, entitlements, policies and procedures. Each Service Officer personally develops and manages claims to ensure his or her clients receive the maximum benefits to which they are legally entitled. Our Service Officers also provide representation at VA hearings if appeals are warranted. The assistance we provide is free of charge, and you are not required to be an AMVETS member to receive it.
Thousands of households have been helped by Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Veterans Service Officers through the Veterans Administration. These benefits are vital for supporting veteran's lives and the communities in which they live in. The Veterans and their families depend on these benefits to put food on the table, purchase medication, clothing for their family, transportation, paying their utility bills and any other needs they may have.