The Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commissions is organized and operated for the educational purposes of the Association’s Veteran membership, which, in part, consists of Veteran Service Officers throughout the State of Illinois. This mission conforms to the terms established in the 501 (c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue code. To serve as the central counseling and coordinating office for all County Veterans Assistance Commission offices included as members of the Illinois Association of County Veterans Service Officers to be referred to as Association. To foster and perpetuate VAC’s in all counties where viable commissions do not exist and provide such information and training as deemed necessary. To have general oversight of the rules, laws, and regulations pertinent to governing and administering the County VAC’s within the State of Illinois for the benefit of Military Veterans and their dependents. To establish communication and recognition with all local, state, and federal service officers for processing Veterans and their dependents' claims as may be referred to the Commission office. To promote the welfare of all Military Veterans and their dependents.