Sangamon County, Illinois

Veterans Assistance Commision


Veterans serving Veterans. It’s not just our motto, it’s our way of life. At the VAC, we assist Veterans and their dependents in obtaining VA benefits and act as professional advocates on their behalf. Beyond the VA, we provide emergency financial assistance, transportation to VA appointments, and so much more! Best of all, these services are completely free of charge, just think of it is one way the citizens of Sangamon County give back to those who have given so much to this country.


(217) 753-6680



901 S. 11th St. Springfield, IL 62703


830am – 12pm
1pm – 430pm

830am – 12pm

What we do.

The Veterans Assistance Commission is a not-for-profit, independent government agency. Unique within Illinois, we are considered a state agency but funded by local county taxes. As such, our primary focus is on the Veterans and their families of Sangamon County. However, as Federally accredited VA agents, we are able to assist Veterans no matter where they are.
The VAC offers a wide range of services entirely free of charge. Among these, we assist Veterans in obtaining VA disability compensation, VA non-service-connected pensions, VA Healthcare, VA aid & attendance, State Veterans benefits, and more. Locally, we assist with emergency financial assistance, transportation to VA appointments, SHEVD property tax exemptions, and much more!


For Veterans, by Veterans.

At the VAC, we are Veterans. Per regulation, every paid employee has done their time in the Armed Forces. We believe this makes us uniquely suited to assist and advocate for our fellow Veterans.

Better service at no cost.

The internet is awash with attorneys and other itching to take your money for the same services we offer for free. What’s more, as highly trained professionals who do this every day, you’ll find the results are far better.

By the numbers.

At the VAC, we get results and there is no better way to show this then through the numbers.

Clients assisted in 2022

Compensation or Pension Claims Filed in 2022

VA forms completed for our clients.


Service Area

Serving Sangamon County

We are funded by Sangamon County tax payer dollars, and as such, our local Veterans are our priority. However, as Federally-accredited VSO’s, we are happy to serve those Veterans in need of claims assistance beyond our borders.


901 S. 11th St.

901 S. 11th St.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
—John F. Kennedy


Quick Links.

Check out the quick links below or use the general contact form. There is no better time than now to get this show started!


Prefer an in-person meeting? Schedule an appointment now!

File a Claim

Let’s get this started! Click here to begin your claim.

Property tax

Need to file for the Veterans Property tax exemption?

DD214 Requests

Looking for a Military Discharge? Click here to make a request.

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