Sangamon County says its veterans assistance program is not only helping hundreds of local veterans and their families, it’s having a multi-million-dollar economic impact on the community.

The Veterans Assistance Commission provided help to more than 25-hundred veterans or survivors during the first six months of this year, a 30-percent increase over the same period one year ago. Services range from help filing medical, disability, or pension claims with the VA to emergency assistance with food, rent, or medicine. VA claims brought in $59 million to Sangamon County last year alone.

To obtain help, contact the VAC at 217-753-6680.


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