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The State of Illinois is committed to making sure that their military heroes and families receive the benefits they rightfully deserve when they return home. In addition to the federal benefits available, Illinois has a number of its own benefits for the states veterans and family members including compensation, education, burial, employment, real estate, and permits.

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"The State of Illinois remains fully committed to providing every single one of our Veterans the services, benefits and care that they deserve and earned through service.  I am proud to lead a team of over 1,300 professionals – state-wide – committed to our mission and our veterans.  Illinois is a national leader when it comes to benefits and programs for our Veterans and their family members, and we will strive to maintain that reputation and focus."

Rodrigo Garcia
Acting Director, IDVA



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