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Veterans Assistance Commission  

Medical Assistance

The VAC promotes the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. The VAC acts as a central service office for all veteran organizations and has general oversight of the distribution of emergency assistance to military veterans and their families.

Aid to the Medically Indigent

Medical care will be provided to any member of the veteran's immediate family who falls ill in Lake County, if qualified under the indigent standards of the VAC and is not qualified for medical assistance from the Department of Public Aid.

Dental Treatment

A veteran or family member needing emergency dental treatment who is within the poverty level index, who has an honorable discharge, and is a Lake County resident should contact our office for eligibility.  This will be done as long as Grant funds are available. Read more information about Dental Treatment. April 2015, we were awarded at $10,000 Dental Grant from the State of Illinois Scratch off Lottery Grant. Due to limited funds, we will only be able to provide dental assistance for Emergency Pain only at this time. Once funds are used, we will no longer be able to assist with dental unless we are awarded another grant in the near future.


A veteran in need of glasses to be work-ready may apply to the Superintendent and be considered on a basis of necessity.  If eligible for an eye exam at the VA Medical Center, the exam must be completed, prescription obtained, then brought to the VAC for eyeglasses. If the veteran is rated at 10% service connected or higher, he/she is eligible for glasses at the James A. Lovell FHCC and may obtain them once every two years.

Hospital Payments

Read all information about Hospital Payments.

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