Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County The mission of this page is to point military veterans to an office that can assist them in obtaining the benefits that they have earned. The Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County is dedicated to the military concept of 'service over self.' The staff files VA paperwork for benefits such as service-connected disability compensation, pension, healthcare enrollment, and burial/death benefits to name a few.
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The staff also has the ability to obtain a certified copy of the DD form 214 for veterans as well as medals and other military records. The VACKC invites all veterans, regardless of their county of residence, to contact the office and set up an appointment to discuss their benefits. One benefit, however, that does require residency in Kendall County is the financial assistance program. This is meant to give veterans a leg up if/when they have fallen on hard times. The VACKC has professional relationships with numerous other Kendall County departments, enabling it to help veterans in a multitude of situations or at least point them in the right direction.

Mission: The Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County (VACKC) is a non-profit 501(c)(19) organization. Our motto, โ€œService Over Selfโ€ highlights our teamโ€™s dedication to helping those who have served our country. We strive to better the lives of veterans and their families; as they have made the American way of life possible. Whether navigating an application for benefits, mourning the loss of someone close, or venting over coffee, we are committed to serving those who have so selflessly sacrificed for the things we enjoy.

Operating as usual

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11/10/2020

Happy 245th birthday to the United States Marine Corps! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

08/29/2020

Quilts of Valor

On this day we would like to take the time to thank those that have received this nations oldest medal. Thank you for yo...
08/07/2020

On this day we would like to take the time to thank those that have received this nations oldest medal. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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08/01/2020
U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs

Big deal! Please take note!

U.S. Veteran Compensation programs is a veteran services agency, dedicated to providing professional development U.S. veterans and active duty servicemembers.

06/16/2020

Operational Update June 16, 2020

VACKC Staff has returned to the office on an intermittent basis. However, we are seeing clients face-to-face only if absolutely necessary, and by appointment only. Please feel free to reach-out and we will be happy to assist in any way possible. Transportation services have also resumed, but due to current guidelines, space will be limited and afforded on a first-come first-serve basis. To schedule a ride, please contact William Sutton. Thank you for your continued patience.
Chad Lockman [email protected] (630) 553-8357
Karylin Clevenger [email protected] (630) 553-8354
William Sutton [email protected] (630) 553-8355

Chad Lockman, Superintendent

06/04/2020

Transportation services will open on 06/08/2020. New policies are in effect in order to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. It will be first come first served due to limited spacing. If you need a ride either to Edward Hines VA or a local doctor contact William at 630-553-8355

Come out for an awesome meal and cause on Memorial Day!
05/19/2020

Come out for an awesome meal and cause on Memorial Day!

Join us in remembering our fallen Veterans for our Memorial Day Contactless BBQ Pop-Up to support Yorkville American Legion.

$10/plate gets you a BBQ Pork sandwich, 2 smoked jumbo full wings, smoked mac-n-cheese, and coleslaw. Pre-order your meals or donate a meal to a Veteran at www.mzhh.org/popup.

Thank you to our incredible sponsors: Tischler's Market, Rack Masters BBQ, Risky Brisket BBQ Team, Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County, Smo-King Edward, Alden Gardens of Waterford Senior Residential Community, and Head's Red BBQ

Today we pay tribute to all active duty service members for their patriotic service & sacrifice to our nation. #ArmedFor...
05/16/2020

Today we pay tribute to all active duty service members for their patriotic service & sacrifice to our nation. #ArmedForcesDay2020

05/07/2020

Due to the COVID-19 stay at home order, the VACKC has had no choice but to postpone our annual "GOLF FORE VETS" event slated for May 21st at BlackBerry Oaks Golf Course. A tentative date of July 23rd has been secured and we are hopeful that the "show will go on". We are thankful for the support of the community and the veterans we serve and look forward to seeing you all soon!

Business is still being conducted remotely by our staff and we are here to serve you. Please contact us if there is anything you need! All return phone calls are being placed from remote phones and may come up on caller ID as "private, unavailable, or restricted ". Please understand that we do not have numbers to reach us remotely and will be returning any messages left at our office. Thank you!!

To all of those that have served this country we thank you.
05/01/2020

To all of those that have served this country we thank you.

Are you receiving VA Disability Compensation or Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC) as a survivor as your ONLY incom...
04/10/2020
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here | Internal Revenue Service

Are you receiving VA Disability Compensation or Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC) as a survivor as your ONLY income? You will need to follow the link here and the instructions included from the IRS. If you have any questions, please contact us at the office.

Steps to receive the Economic Impact Payment if you haven't filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, and aren't receiving Social Security, SS Disability Income or Railroad Retirement benefits. This payment is also referred to as "stimulus checks" or "coronavirus relief."

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03/20/2020

*OPERATIONAL UPDATE* March 20, 2020

To help limit the spread of COVID-19 we will be taking the following steps effective immediately:

*The Kendall County Office is working remotely and actively. We are serving the veteran community via phone and internet and are doing our best to handle business as usual without contact. We will handle all necessary paperwork and make sure it still gets to the appropriate agencies. We will continue our high level of service, just by phone and email until further notice.

*Please do not walk-in to our office as traffic at the health department is at an all-time high. Anything we can do to minimize the impact in the building is a positive.

*This virus has had a disproportional impact on the elderly population around the world. Considering that more than 50% of our local veterans are age 65 or older, we want to take these measures out of an abundance of caution.

*Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

*Please contact us via e-mail as this is the preferred method of contact. This will yield a response in the quickest fashion. If you cannot e-mail, call our office at the following numbers to leave a message and we will return your calls as quickly as possible:

William Sutton 630-553-8355 [email protected]
Karylin Clevenger 630-553-8354 [email protected]
Chad Lockman 630-553-8357 [email protected]

- Chad Lockman
VACKC Superintendent

03/13/2020

*Operational Update*
To help limit the spread of COVID-19 we will be taking the following steps effective immediately:

*The Kendall County Office will begin shifting our in-person appointments to phone appointments. We will handle all necessary paperwork and make sure it still gets to the appropriate agencies. We will continue our high level of service, just by phone until further notice.

*Please call our office instead of walking-in. Due to higher call volumes, it may take a little longer to get back to you - but we will.

This virus has had a disproportional impact on the elderly population around the world. Considering that more than 50% of our local veterans are age 65 or older, we want to take these measures out of an abundance of caution.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

- Chad Lockman
VACKC Superintendent

03/06/2020
2019 funds still need to be spent!  If you or someone you know may need help with utility bills, please pass this inform...
03/03/2020

2019 funds still need to be spent! If you or someone you know may need help with utility bills, please pass this information on.

Energy Assistance Funds Available: Know someone who needs help paying their utility bill? The Kendall County Health Department currently has LIHEAP funds available to assist with utility payments. Learn more about the program at http://www.kendallhealth.org/community-action/liheap/

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County is offering four college scholarships this year to veterans or dire...
02/03/2020
Scholarship | Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County is offering four college scholarships this year to veterans or direct descendants of veterans residing in Kendall County. This program is NOT only for graduating high school seniors, but also those currently enrolled. Please follow the link to our website for the application and instructions. Thank you and best of luck to all applicants!

https://www.kendallvets.org/programs

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01/15/2020

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12/29/2019

Save the date:
GOLF "FORE" VETS golf outing
05/21/2020
BlackBerry Oaks Golf Course

On December 14th our office participated with Wreaths Across America at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and was able t...
12/24/2019

On December 14th our office participated with Wreaths Across America at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and was able to lay wreaths at some of our veteran's tombstones. Please join us on January 20th to clean up the wreaths.

Scholarship applications are open for 2020!!  Please check out our website for the application link at the scholarship t...
12/24/2019
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Scholarship applications are open for 2020!! Please check out our website for the application link at the scholarship tab https://www.kendallvets.org/ .

Requirements are that the student be a veteran or direct descendant of one AND be a resident of Kendall County. Residency requirement for current college students requires that student was a Kendall County resident at time of college acceptance and that a parent is still residing in Kendall County.

12/12/2019

Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club with guest speaker Alan Lynch

11/30/2019

Attention all veterans!!! A free Thanksgiving meal is being served at the Plano American Legion by the Veterans Betterment Coalition today until 7pm and all veterans and their families are welcome to attend. Please join us for a free meal and fellowship! Comment below with any questions and feel free to share ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

11/27/2019

Interested in hearing how Medicare works with VA Healthcare, TRICARE, or CHAMPVA? Open enrollment is over on December 7th and time is running out. Call Karylin at our office to discuss how we can help! 630-553-8354

Tune in to WSPY 107.1 for our monthly update on Veterans Assistance! Going live in about 15 minutes!
11/14/2019

Tune in to WSPY 107.1 for our monthly update on Veterans Assistance! Going live in about 15 minutes!

11/12/2019

Celebrating Veterans Day with Senior Services Associates at the Beecher Center. Thank you Plano American Legion Post 395 for presenting colors and for your service!

11/12/2019

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and are serving! We have celebrated throughout the community with the residents of Kendall County and are thankful to be a part of a community that is so supportive and proud of our Veterans and our country!

11/11/2019

Veterans Day celebration at Cedarhurst in Yorkville. Happy Veterans Day!

11/11/2019

From the children of Yorkville Grade School and all of us at the VAC. Thank You Veterans for your service

Tomorrow in Aurora!  The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is hosting a Veterans Only Food Pantry Event from 12-2 PM.  ...
11/07/2019
Veterans Food Pantry - Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

Tomorrow in Aurora! The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is hosting a Veterans Only Food Pantry Event from 12-2 PM. Details in the link below. Come celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday and meet other veterans!

12:00PM to 2:00PM 1110 Jericho Road, Aurora IL 60506 Hunger can affect anyone, including our nationโ€™s veterans. According to the National Veterans Foundation, 1.5 million veterans live in poverty. To combat this situation, Aurora Food Pantry has partnered with the Fox Valley Marine Corps League to...

10/26/2019
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Today is the National Day of the Deployed. Hereโ€™s to all that have served overseas in defense of our nation.

Semper Fi.

Mr. Scull we thank you for your service and sacrifices. You are a true Hero and well deserving of France's highest decor...
10/25/2019

Mr. Scull we thank you for your service and sacrifices. You are a true Hero and well deserving of France's highest decoration.

10/13/2019
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Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy!

Happy 244th birthday to the U.S. Navy!

Thank you to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve this great nation. #244NavyBday #ProudAmerican

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811 W John St
Yorkville, IL
60560

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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(630) 553-8354

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For more information: Chris Madsen โ€“ (630)-871-8387 ext. 601 / [email protected] or speak to your local Veteran representative for more details