Veterans Services

Home and Community Based Services for Veterans in collaboration with the Veterans Administration.

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255, PRESS 1
Text- 838255

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VA Benefits and HealthCare

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has many benefits available. Below is a brief list of benefits.  A Veteran's eligibility is determined by the VA.

  • Health Care
  • Disability
  • Education and Training
  • Careers and Employment
  • Pension
  • Housing Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Burials and Memorials
  • Records
  • Service Member Benefits
  • Family Member Benefits

If a veteran or family has questions, needs assistance in determining eligibility or filing applications for benefits, they may contact a Veterans Service Officer or Veterans Assistance Commission Office, listed below.  None of these offices charge for their assistance.

What is a Veterans Assistance Commission

Veterans Assistance Commissions aim to provide needed services, including financial aid, veterans services, and advocacy services, to military veterans and their families that reside within the county.  Veterans Assistance Commission offices are staffed by Veterans Service Officers.

St. Clair County Veterans Assistance Commission

19 Public Square
Belleville, Il 62220
(618) 277-0040

Madison County Veterans Assistance Commission

157 North Main Street, Suite 115
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1963
(618) 296-4554

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

St. Louis VA Medical Center

Eligibility office: 314-652-4100
Jefferson Barracks - extension 65036
John Cochran - extension 54165

Veterans Service Officers
through the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

Bond County Health Dept. - Temporarily Closed
1520 S. 4th St.
Greenville, IL 62246

VSO: Ed Barnes
Phone: (618) 664-1442
Cell Number: (217) 606-1930
Clinton County - Temporarily Closed
Female Service Officers Available
Clinton County Senior Center
630 8th St.
Carlyle, IL 62231

VSO: Stephen Radloff
Phone: (618) 594-2321
Cell Number: (217) 606-1919

VSO: Rebecca Miller
Phone: (618) 594-2321
Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Madison County - Temporarily Closed
Lewis and Clark Community College
600 Troy Road
Room N4203
Edwardsville, IL 62025
**Office is closed until further notice**
**Please contact VSO on his Cell for assistance**

VSO: Ed Barnes
Cell Number: (217) 606-1930
Phone: (618) 692-9550
Fax: (618)-692-9551
St. Clair County
Female Service Officer Available

VSO: Michelle Orlando
Phone: (618) 233-8445
or email:

VSO: Jason Vanselow
Phone: (618) 233-5140
Or email:
Randolph County - Temporarily Closed
City Hall
1330 Swanwick St.
Chester, IL 62233

VSO: Harold Power
Cell Number: (217) 836-6639
Phone: (618) 826-2326