As part of a new effort to reach all U.S. veterans in Illinois, the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs is asking Jewish veterans to head to its website to ‘Stand Up and Be Counted.’
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) recently announced the launch of online access to its Veteran Service Officers. This new web function, located at www.veterans.illinois.gov, encourages all Illinois Veterans to "Stand Up and Be Counted" by submitting basic contact information to IDVA.
Veterans who do so will be contacted within 48 hours by a Veterans Service Officer, ready to assist them in navigating the many federal, state, and local benefits and resources available to them.
Veterans who Stand Up to Be Counted will also be assisting their fellow veterans by helping IDVA and the entire veteran advocacy community to gain a better understanding of who and where Illinois' veterans are. This will help plan for future services, lobby for further federal VA funding and facilities, and generally serve Illinois' veterans better.