The Chicago Office of Veterans Affairs connects military veterans and active-duty service personnel to a variety of resources including housing, employment, legal services, education, and more. More targeted services to support our military veterans and active-duty service personnel and to connecting veterans to programs and services offered by different levels of government and City partners.
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 state’s veterans and family members including compensation, education, burial, employment, real estate, and permits. More information can be found on the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
833 South Spring Street
P.O. Box 19432
Springfield, IL 62794-9432
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 5-570
Chicago, IL 60601-3219
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offers two programs for persons with disabilities: the RTA Persons with Disabilities Ride Free Permit and the RTA Persons with Disabilities Reduced Fare Permit.
The RTA Persons with Disabilities Ride Free Permit allows qualifying customers with Disabilities Ride Free Permit allows qualifying customers with disabilities to ride at no cost on CTA, Metra, and Pace fixed route bus and rail service. Applicants must be age 64 or under and enrolled in the Benefit Access Program administered by the Illinois Department on Aging (DOA). For more information about the DOA Benefit Access Program, visit www.illinois.gov/aging or call 800-252-8966.
The RTA Persons with Disabilities Reduced Fare Program allows individuals with disabilities age 64 or under, who are not eligible for the DOA Benefit Access Program, to ride on CTA, Metra, and Pace fixed route bus and rail service at a reduced rate.
More information about both programs and to apply, download the Persons with Disabilities Permit Application online.
Chicago Veterans‘ mission is to help service members and their families in the Chicagoland area transitioning back to civilian life. Using our core military values we developed to build camaraderie among United States Veterans and to create a community that strives to enrich each other’s daily lives.
They provide guidance for Military Veterans and their family members through a broad spectrum of programs, social networking, events and other avenues geared at helping our brother and sisters. We are committed to building a social and professional network of Veterans.
The Veterans Assistance Commission promotes and protects the rights of veterans and their immediate family members through education, communications, and technology.
1100 S Hamilton
Lower Level #CO11
Chicago, Il 60612
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities. VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is implementing a comprehensive national VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) to give enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries the opportunity to purchase dental insurance through Delta Dental and MetLife at a reduced cost. Participation is voluntary. Purchasing a dental plan does not affect Veterans’ eligibility for VA dental services and treatment.
Learn more by visiting the VA’s dentistry website.
The mission of the Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) is to provide comprehensive support to optimize health and independence of the Veteran. Our vision is to be the premier source of prosthetic and orthotic services, sensory aids, medical equipment, and support services for Veterans.