Veterans Resources

Although the Chamber is not a governmental, public, or private veterans agency, we are happy to share resources with our veterans when we know about them.  Below are a few:

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The Springfield Vet Center is now offering Readjustment Counseling in Pittsfield, IL. We are currently at the American Legion Post 152 at 1302 W. Washington St.in Pittsfield, IL every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 930am-3pm. Veterans and their families can schedule an appointment by calling 217-492-4955 during normal business hours and asking for John Mizer LSW.

We are the people who welcome home war veterans with honor by provide quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-combat adjustment in or near their community. We are staffed a small multi-disciplinary team of dedicated providers, most of whom are Veterans themselves.

What is Readjustment Counseling?

Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psycho-social services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life. It can include:
• PTSD Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
• Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
• Family and Marriage counseling for military related issues
• Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
• Military Sexual Trauma (MST) counseling and referral (Regardless of combat status)
• Substance abuse assessment and referral
• Employment referral
• Veterans Benefits explanation and referral
• Screening and referral for medical issues including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) depression, etc.

Does Vet Center have Readjustment Counseling for family members?
Family members of combat veterans may be eligible for counseling services.

OUR SERVICES ARE FREE TO ALL ELIGIBLE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
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IRS has Resources for Veterans, Current Members of the Military.  Downloadable pdf of the info below here.

The IRS reminds them that they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. There are also tax benefits that can affect current members of the military.

The IRS has resources for both these groups. The following tools will help military members and veterans navigate tax issues:

Resources for veterans

  • Frequently asked questions about veteran employment and retirement plan benefits. These include information about the re-employment of veterans and the restoration of retirement plan benefits.
  • The Resources for Disabled Veterans page features links to resources geared to this audience: �—�Where to get free help in preparing income tax returns.
    • Access to IRS forms and publications in formats accessible for people with disabilities.

Resources for current members of the military

  • The Tax Information for Members of the Military page on IRS.gov includes resources geared to several groups: �—�Current and former military personnel.
    • Those serving in a combat zone.
    • Disabled veterans.
  • Publication 3, Armed Forces Tax Guide covers special situations of active members of the Armed Forces, including: �—�Travel expenses of Armed Forces Reservists.
    • IRA contribution rules for members of the military serving in combat zones.
    • Rules for members of the Armed Forces deducting moving expenses.
  • The Tax Exclusion for Combat Service page highlights information for members of the military who serve in a combat zone.
  • The Notifying the IRS by E-mail about Combat Zone Service page includes information about the steps that someone serving in a combat zone follows to notify the IRS about their service.