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Grundy County Veterans' Assistance

The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission (GCVAC) is an independent county commission that is operated by and for veterans for the purpose of promoting the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service, and their families; to act as a central service office for all veteran organizations included as members of this commission, and to handle all government claims work referred to the commission by member organizations; and to have general oversight of the distribution of all relief and supplies that may be appropriated for the benefit of military veterans and their families.

The local veteran’s organizations that are members of this commission are:

Minooka American Legion #1188                         Minooka VFW #12015

Morris American Legion #294                               Morris VFW #6049

Morris AMVETS #0053                                         Coal City American Legion #796

Coal City VFW #1336                                           Gardner American Legion #663

South Wilmington VFW #1740                              Mazon American Legion #352

Grundy County Marine Corps League                  Disabled American Veterans #86


Some of the benefits / programs that veterans might be eligible for are:

  • Non-emergency transportation to and from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
  • Financial Assistance for eligible veterans and dependents for basic needs
  • Assistance with enrollment in the VA health care system
  • Assistance with VA compensation and pension claims
  • VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill)
  • Burial Benefits
  • Widow Pensions
  • Military record retrieval
  • State of Illinois programs to include the veteran nursing homes
  • Referral to other program and services in Will & Grundy Counties

All of these services and programs are for United States Military Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces and whose last discharge from the service was Honorable. The Veteran MUST provide proof of service and honorable discharge when requesting service or when enrolling into programs (DD-214 or other official discharge documents – we can assist in getting these records).

The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission meets monthly on the Third Saturday of each month at the John Martin Steele VFW in Morris. Meetings are at 10:00 AM. Veterans and the public are welcome to attend.

Please contact us for additional details on these and other programs at:

Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission

1802 N Division Street Suite 202

Morris, IL 60450

815-941-3152 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General Office hours are: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM /   1:00 PM to 4:00 PM