The Veterans Assistance Commission is a separate County
Government Agency that is operated by and for Veterans. The
mission of this office is to provide temporary emergency financial
aid, as well as as other various services, to indigent Veterans and
Veteran's families of Woodford County. The V.A.C. program is one
of emergency to provide payments towards the bare necessities of life for basic
living expenses. Assistance is not designed to be an ongoing financial supportive program over any considerable length of time.
Assistance eligibility is based upon at least 180 days of active duty service in the
Armed Forces of the United States & the presentation of a Honorable Discharge.
National Guard duty applies only if it was "Federalized" service.
THERE IS NO CHARGE TO THE VETERAN FOR OUR SERVICES.
* We assist with providing vouchers and payments for emergency situations.
* We assist in filing claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
* We assist with transportation for Veterans to and from their medical appointments at
VA Medical Centers in Danville, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Iowa City, Iowa.