​Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

For Veteran services, please call or email your nearest Veteran Service Officer.  They are now available by appointment for in-person visits, or remotely via telephone, email, or video conference. 
All CDC recommended COVID-19 protocols are in place.

For information on services available to the aging population, please visit the Illinois Department on Aging.

  • Operation Rising Spirit

    We've launched "Operation Rising Spirit" to challenge service organizations, volunteers, and patriots of Illinois to raise the spirits of military veterans and the heroic staff who care for them at state veterans' homes. To participate, click here to see the contact information for each home.

  • Notifications

    ​Illness Notifications for VA Homes

    Visitation Status for VA Homes


    Public Act 100-0632 amends the Department of Veterans' Affairs Act to require that, if an Illinois Veterans Home administrator or a member of the administrative staff is notified that, within one month or less, two or more persons residing within the Veterans Home are diagnosed with an infectious disease, then, within 24 hours after the facility is notified of the second diagnosis, the Illinois Veterans Home must provide notifications on their websites.

  • Send a Vet a Message

    Send a message of support to residents or staff at our Illinois Veterans' Homes! Fill out this quick form and a virtual message will be sent to the person or facility of your choosing.

  • Veteran Driver's License

    The veteran’s designation will help ensure our military veterans receive the services and benefits for which they are entitled.

  • Upcoming Events

    ​Stay up to date with the events and programs coming up by viewing the Department's event calendar.

  • Special Features

    ​Click Here to find additional information for Veterans and their families.

 Locate Veterans Service Offices

To assist veterans in navigating the complex web of services and benefits available, IDVA runs 49 full-time and 35 part-time (itinerant) offices in 80 out of the 102 counties. These offices are staffed by more than 60 individual Veteran Service Officers (VSO’s), fellow veterans who are experts on federal, state and local veteran resources.

Find a VSO

There are many ways to access our VSO’s.

The easiest method is to Stand Up and Be Counted by providing IDVA with basic contact information on this web form; you will receive a phone call from your nearest VSO within 24 hours. For more information, visit the VSO page.

 IDVA Employment

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Click Here to view Employment Page for Veterans' Affairs

As a state agency under the jurisdiction of the Governor, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is required to comply with established hiring criteria when selecting individuals for employment.

For posting and application information for opportunities that exist within the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and all other agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor, please visit the Work.Illinois.gov website.

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity employer.