Veteran's Assistance Commission
Brad Gould, Superintendent
The Veteran's Assistance Commission (VAC) of Champaign County is a distinct unit of local government created by State Law and funded by Champaign County. The VAC is a temporary financial assistance program designed to help veterans that find themselves in need. The VAC is managed by a Board of Directors who are veterans representing the various veteran organizations in Champaign County.
Made possible by dedicated veterans via the Military Veterans Assistance Act /Illinois Compiled Statutes and the Intergovernmental Agreement between the County of Champaign and the Veterans Assistance Commission, the VAC can provide an additional link in your life to assist you to get through some difficult times.
The mission of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Champaign County, Illinois, is to provide temporary financial assistance to veterans and their families. To seek first to understand and to improve the economic well being and quality of life for the veterans of Champaign County, who have served our country honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States. The VAC also provides non-financial services and seeks to identify and provide for other needs that veterans and their families may have.
Examples of AssistanceA partial listing of available services provided include assistance with the following:
- Mortgage or rent payments
- Utility payments
- Food/Family Essentials
- VA Claims
The VAC of Champaign County also offers advocacy, information and referral, location and retrieval of discharge documents, and other services for the veteran community.