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Veterans Assistance Commission  


The VAC promotes the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. The VAC acts as a central service office for all veteran organizations and has general oversight of the distribution of emergency assistance to military veterans and their families.

Veterans and their families

Types of assistance include:

  • Food vouchers for groceries if the veteran is eligible for food stamps/medical card
  • Assistance with rental and mortgage payments
  • Utility payment assistance
  • Transportation for medical appointments at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
  • Medical care is provided to any member of the veteran's immediate family who qualifies.  Medical care includes hospital payments, outpatient care provided by Lake County Clinics, and emergency dental and vision care
  • Claims for service- and non-service-connected disabilities

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Waukegan, IL 60085
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20 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
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Mike Peck
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Maryann Kornau-Bandurski
Sherry Kruse
Mike Hiley
Phone:  847.377.3344
Fax: 847.984.5750