Government Info

INFORMATION ABOUT STATE BENEFITS FOR VETERANS:  CLICK HERE

FROM THE CITY OF NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY CAREER CENTER

The Community Career Center located in Naperville, Illinois provides a supportive and professional setting where job seekers can conduct an effective and successful job search. Volunteers and staff offer a wide range of technical and practical job search assistance as well as encouragement and support to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  Click Here for more information.

FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS:

FROM THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS:

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) has been selected to serve as a host site for the Points of Light Veteran Leader Corps. As a result, they are actively seeking qualified applicants to serve in a new position: IDVA Employment Support Specialist and Illinois Joining Forces Program Manager within the Office of the Assistant Director. This is a high-level, full-time, paid service opportunity beginning on March 25, 2013 and concluding on January 31, 2014. For more info, Click Here

Loaves and Fishes has formed a new partnership with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide access to a veterans’ services officer at its facility at 1871 High Grove Lane on Naperville’s west side.  Click here for more information.

FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.  VOW TO HIRE HEROES ACT OF 2011:

http://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/PDF/veterans_fact_sheet12_1_2011.pdf

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.  RETURNING HEROES AND WOUNDED WARRIOR TAX CREDITS:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/21/fact-sheet-returning-heroes-and-wounded-warrior-tax-credits

FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.  VETERAN TAX CREDIT:  

Illinois employers can earn an income tax credit of up to $1,200 annually for hiring Veterans of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The credit is 5 percent of the total wages paid to every qualified Veteran hired after January 1, 2008. Veterans must work at least 185 days during the tax year for the employer to qualify for the Veteran’s Tax Credit. The Veteran’s Tax Credit can be claimed by employers on 2008 tax returns filed in 2009.  To file for the Veteran’s Tax Credit, download the Schedule 1299-D Income Tax Credits Form .

TELEPHONE SUPPORT

Local caregiver support coordinators are available to assist Veterans and their caregivers in understanding and applying for VA’s many caregiver benefits. VA also has a Web page, www.caregiver.va.gov , with general information on spouse telephone support and other caregiver support programs available through VA and the community.

STATE BENEFITS DIRECTORY

Here is a link to all states with the Veterans Benefits they provide. Pass this on to all family, friends and enemies who are Veterans and live in other states.  To learn more about your state’s veteran benefits, visit the Military.com State Veteran’s Benefits Directory.


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