​Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

Although our veteran service offices are temporarily closed, we are still dedicated to serving your needs. To be contacted for assistance, please use our Stand Up & Be Counted Form.


  • Notifications

    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.

  • Veterans & Business Award

    Nominate a Veteran and/or a Business who has made significant contributions in volunteer work in support of veterans and/or the military.​

  • Veteran Driver's License

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

  • Illinois Joining Forces

    Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is a joint Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and Department of Military Affairs (DMA) effort designed to better serve veterans, service members, and their families throughout the state.

  • Upcoming Events

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

  • Serving Those Who Served

    ​Serving Those Who Served is a week of service created to thank service men and women, our veterans, and their families. This November, people all over the state of Illinois will spend the 11/02 – 11/11 engaged in volunteer service projects focused on benefiting our heroes!

 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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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.