About Us

​​​What We Do

The mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is to empower veterans and their families to thrive.  We do this by assisting them in navigating the system of federal, state and local resources and benefits; by providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes; and by partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges.  Additionally, IDVA assists veterans in referrals to the US Department of Veterans' Affairs for federal assistance programs and VA medical centers.

Who We Are

The IDVA team consists of more than 1,200 staff – many of whom are veterans – who are committed to serving the Illinois veteran community.

  • Veteran Service Officers
  • Veterans’ Home Staff
  • Central Office
  • State-Approving Agency (SAA)
  • Grants/Records