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Military & Veterans Rights


We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have served our nation and safeguarded our freedom. In war and in peace, they have risked their lives for our country.

Attorney General Madigan recognizes that the physical and psychological effects of military duty often continue after the tour of duty ends. Likewise, the country's support for the troops does not stop when they come home. To compensate veterans for the hardships they have suffered in service to our country, the state and federal governments provide them with benefits.

The Attorney General's Military and Veterans Rights Bureau is dedicated to ensuring that veterans and active duty military servicemembers receive the benefits they have earned. The bureau provides men and women with assistance, including case advocacy, health outreach and public advocacy forums. For more information on the services our office provides, please see the links below or contact the Military and Veterans Rights Bureau.

Military and Veterans Rights Links and Documents:

Benefits for Illinois Veterans 2013 PDF document

Legal Rights of Illinois Service Members PDF document

State Attorneys General Toolkit on Consumer Protection for the Military PDF document

Illinois Family Military Leave Act PDF document

Employment Rights of Persons Discharged from Military Service PDF document

Line of Duty Compensation Act: Helping Servicemembers' Families in Need (2014) PDF document

Hiring & Promotion Preference within State & Local Government PDF document

Burial Benefits for Illinois Veterans PDF document

Services for Veterans: A Guide to Veteran Services in Illinois

How to Apply for Benefits

Public Advocacy Forums

Guard/Reserve Call-Up Information

Mandated List of Violators of the Service Member's Employment Tenure Act (SMETA)

Military and Veterans Rights Bureau Contact Information:

Military and Veterans Rights Bureau
Office of the Attorney General
James R. Thompson Center, 12th floor
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
Military and Veterans Rights Hotline
1-800-382-3000
1-800-964-3013 (TTY)

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