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Veterans Assistance Commission

Contact Us

Steve Fixler, Superintendent
dupagevac@dupagecounty.gov 630-407-5655

Fax: 630-407-5656

Veterans Assistance Commission

The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) of DuPage is a distinct unit of local government created by State Law under the Military Veterans Assistance Act and funded by DuPage County. The VAC also has an Intergovernmental Agreement between the County of DuPage. The VAC is managed by a Board of Directors who are Veterans representing the various Veteran service organizations in DuPage County.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Veterans Assistance Commission is to provide temporary and supportive financial assistance to eligible Veterans and their families and to assist in filing VA Federal Claims. The Commission seeks to improve the quality of life for those who have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States thereby recognizing the significant contribution they have made to their families, community, and nation. The Commission seeks to serve beyond the initial assistance provided by coordinating services with other governmental agencies, Veterans groups, private service agencies, the media, and the public, to further serve our Veterans as a facilitator or additional support services.

Program

The Veterans Assistance Program is a temporary emergency financial assistance program and should not be considered an on-going financial supportive program over any considerable period.  It is designed to provide needed services to eligible Veterans and their families who are in need of meeting basic living expenses.

It is financial assistance paid exclusively to military veterans with a Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions Discharge, their spouses, and dependents.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for assistance to veterans and their families is based upon service in the armed forces of the United States. To receive VAC financial assistance, all applicants shall first verify their eligibility by submitting requested information and documentation:

  • Military Discharge Papers (DD-214) – Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions
  • DuPage County Resident
  • Federal Poverty Level – Under 300% - (Single Veteran - $3765, Married - $5110)
  • Unexpected Financial Event

Examples of Assistance

A partial listing of available services provided include assistance with the following:

  • Mortgage or rent payments.
  • Utility payments.
  • Emergency medical prescription.
  • VA Medical Transportation needs.
  • Burial expenses.
  • Work or Home related expenses.
  • Food/Family Essentials
  • Auto Expenses

The VAC of DuPage also offers information and referral, location and retrieval of discharge documents, and other services for the Veteran Community.

Board Meetings

The VAC board meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
DuPage County - 2nd floor Cafeteria
421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton
Agenda and Minutes

Privacy Notice

When you request services from the VAC, your information is entered into the DuPage County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Learn more about the HMIS Privacy Practices.

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