Veteran’s Assistance Superintendent
110 W. Water Street, Suite #4 (lower level), Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: (815) 844-7378 ~ Fax: (815) 844-1178
The function of this commission is providing aid to indigent veterans and their families who qualify for and need assistance that may not be available from other agencies. In addition, the commission works closely with other service agencies who, at times, will share cost of assistance to veterans.
VETERANS ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
There are presently approximately 4000 veterans in Livingston County. The Livingston County Veterans Assistance Commission, formed by the County Board in 1989 at the request of county veterans organizations, is operated by and for veterans. The agency is funded by county funds, pursuant to Illinois statutes, to provide aid to indigent veterans and their families who qualify for and need assistance that may not be available from other agencies.
Tom Bailey presently serves as Superintendent of the Commission since April, 2005. The Superintendent and Commission officers meet monthly with representatives of the veterans posts from throughout the county and review requests submitted from the posts.
To qualify for assistance, an individual must be an honorably discharged veteran, a resident of Livingston County, and meet specific income requirements. Veterans are assisted with obtaining medical treatment at VA hospitals, pensions, compensation benefits, burial allowance, document processing, food, rent, employment, transportation to medical appointments, gas for personal vehicles when needed for medical appointments or travel for employment up to the first paycheck, utilities, and life skills. The agency also works closely with other service agencies who, at times, will share cost of assistance to veterans.
The Veterans Assistance office is located at 110 W. Water St. Suite #4, and the telephone number is 815/844-7378.
Links and Information:
- Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commissions
- Property Tax Relief for Veterans with Disabilities, Families
- Veterans Assistance Summary of Benefits (brochure)