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Rules, Procedures and Eligibility Standards:
The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) of HENRY County is a County Governmental Agency operated by and for U.S. Veterans. The VAC is authorized to act as the central committee for veterans' assistance in HENRY County under the Military Veterans Assistance Act (330 ILCS 45/1 et.seq.) and is funded in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/1-1001 et.seq.).
The Veterans Assistance program is an emergency and interim financial assistance program and should not be considered to be an ongoing financial supportive program. Beginning June 01, 2017 - continual and ongoing assistance exceeding 60 calendar days shall on the 90th consecutive calendar day render the household ineligible for assistance for the period of 45 calendar days; eligibility may be renewed after the 45 day period of ineligibility. All assistance provided by the VAC is predicated on the established standard of need as set forth by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). It is not the intent of either the Commission or the County to provide assistance either less than or in excess of the levels of assistance adopted by the IDHS.
Applicants for Veterans Assistance shall be residents of HENRY County and unable to provide food, shelter, and medical care for themselves or their dependents. Applicants must have applied for Public Aid INCLUDING THE TOWNSHIP WHERE THE VETERAN LIVES, (examples include but are not limited to AFDC, Food Stamps, and medical) and registered and working with IDES, Vet Reps; if able to work.
To be determined exempt from employment, a veteran must provide documentation from the VA, the veteran's VA physician or another federal or state agency which unambiguously states that the veteran is presently unable to work due to a disability. If the documentation does not state that the reason for remaining unemployed is PERMANENT and TOTAL, the veteran shall update the VAC as to employment every 3 months.
Every veteran has the right to receive and submit a written application for Veterans Assistance.
ASSISTANCE PROVIDED UPON QUALIFICATION:
Food orders and personal items: Dependant upon the number of qualifying household members. Dependant
Utilities and fuel: Utility payments will be made, providing the applicant qualifies in other respects. No deposits or past due bills will be paid to the utility company.
Rent Payments: This Veterans Assistance office does not pay security deposits, back rents or home finding fees. Rents shall not be paid to relatives; unless it is a separate rental dwelling,
DEFINITION OF TERMS:
Honorable Discharge: Is a discharge in which the character of discharge is described as Honorable and General Under Honorable Conditions.
Last Period of Active Military Service: Refers to the last period of active military service or discharge, whether the veteran has served one or more terms of Active Military Service.
Active Military Service:
Is full time service in a branch of the United States Military as opposed to Reserve duty where a member is still in the military but not actively engaged. Active duty for training, service as a Cadet or Midshipman at the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy, or in any component of the Reserve Officers Training Corps is not considered as qualifying service