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Carroll County Illinois
Veteran's Assistance Commission 

Eligibility Requirements Page

How Does A Veteran Meet Eligibility Requirements?

If you meet the elegibility as seen below you can view and print the Financial Assistance Application from this link:

Click Here to open the form.

Eligibility for assistance to veterans and their families is based upon service in the armed forces of the United States and the presentation of an Honorable Discharge (Under Honorable Conditions may be eligible on a case by case basis) and active duty of at least 180 days. National Guard duty must be "Federalized". The Veteran must also be a resident of Carroll County.

To receive VAC benefits of financial assistance, all applicants shall first verify their eligibility by submitting requested information and documentation. Veterans with little or no income should also apply for assistance at their local township. Township assistance has no relationship to VAC assistance.

In the event unusual or unmanageable financial circumstances exist with you, give us a call and we will provide you with a confidential appointment and make every effort to ease your burden.

Proof of Eligibility Requirements


DD-214 or Report of separation (prior to Jan 1, 1950)

(Program requires a discharge under Honorable Conditions and active duty of 180 days or more)

SSN cards or birth certificates of those under 18 in your household

Wedding license

State ID card or driver’s license

Proof of Carroll County, Illinois Residency


Previous Year Federal Tax Return

Last 90 days pay stubs or income verification for vet and or spouse/last 90 days bank statements

Letter of employment verification (should include start date, rate of pay and hours to be worked)

SSI or SSDI benefit letter

Unemployment benefit letter

Workers Comp benefit letter

Affidavit of support letter

Retirement income benefit letter

Child support/alimony benefit letter


Valid Lease Agreement (Required even for month to month)

Mortgage payment book/coupon


Current electric bill

Current gas bill

Current water bill

Current telephone bill (medical necessity only)

Current waste removal bill


Detailed current medical bills

Detailed Pharmacy Bill

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