|Benefit Information For Veterans|
State Government/Employment Preference
Preference is given in Central Management Services entrance examinations to honorably discharged veterans who served in times of hostilities and peacetime. Contact the Veterans Outreach Program for more information at (217)524-1313 or (800)643-8138.
Jobs for Vets
The Department of Employment Security/Illinois Job Service provides a trained "Veterans Representative" to help you get the training and job you need. An electronic statewide job search information system is available at different locations throughout the State of
The Department of Human Services provides services for veterans with mental/physical disabilities that assist them in returning to gainful employment.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs have a number of Small Business Administration loan and Job Training Programs.
Veteran's Tax Credit
The Veteran’s Tax Credit can be claimed by employers on 2008 tax returns filed in 2009.