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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 Raoul 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 service members 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.


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We are unable to accept online Requests for Assistance at this time. Please print and mail a paper version of the Request to:

Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Military & Veterans Rights Bureau
201 West Pointe Drive, Suite 7
Belleville, IL 62226-8309

If you submitted an online Request for Assistance on or after April 10, 2021, you will need to send a paper Request to the above address.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact 1-800-382-3000 with questions.

Military & Veterans Rights Request For Assistance Form PDF document

The Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (ISERRA)

In 2018, the Attorney General's Office initiated a new law to strengthen our stateís commitment to members of our National Guard & Reserve. The Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (ISERRA) ensures Illinois service membersí employment and benefits are protected while they are fulfilling their military requirements.

The law reflects the need to protect our military service members and their right to maintain their civilian jobs while they are serving our country. ISERRA also helps provide information and training for employers across Illinois.

The law also created a new position of ISERRA advocate in the Attorney Generalís Office. The ISERRA advocate can assist both service members and employers with information to ensure the rights of service members are protected. For further assistance, please contact the Attorney Generalís ISERRA Advocate, Thomas W. W. Banning, at 1-800-382-3000 (TTY: 1-800-964-3013).

ISERRA Brochure PDF document
ISERRA Notice PDF document

Military and Veterans Rights Links and Documents:


Benefits for Illinois Veterans 2017 PDF document

Legal Rights of Illinois Service Members PDF document


Veteransí Consumer Alert: Pension Benefits Scams PDF document

Burial Benefits for Illinois Veterans PDF document

Hiring & Promotion Preference within State & Local Government PDF document

Illinois Service members Civil Relief Act (ISCRA) PDF document

Illinois Family Military Leave Act PDF document

Line of Duty Compensation Act PDF document

Military Sexual Trauma: Rights and Resources PDF document

Veterans & Traumatic Stress PDF document


Military and Veteransí Rights Fact Sheet PDF document

Military and Veterans Rights Bureau Contact Information:

Military and Veterans Rights Bureau
Office of the Attorney General
201 West Pointe Drive
Suite 7
Belleville, IL 62226
Military and Veterans Rights Helpline
1-800-964-3013 (TTY)

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