American Legion Post 974, Franklin Park, IL

Veterans Still Serving Our Community

Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County

Eligible Veterans in need of a helping hand and qualify can receive assistance for:

transportation for new hires

Mortgage and rent

Utilities Emergency Assistance

Food Assistance

Referrals for Employment Training Programs

AMVETS CODE Career Center

Assistance filing. Chapter 33 Post 911 GI Bill Educational Benefits

Assistance filing VA Benefit Claim forms

For an appointment please call or visit office Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (pay window closes @ 3 pm)

Cook County Juvenile Center - 1100 S. Hamilton, C-011 (Lower Level) Chicago, IL 60612, (312) 433-6010

A few wonderful sources of information for Veterans



America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.

With all the news lately about problems with certain VA hospitals I thought I'd pass on the telephone number to the VA's Inspector Generals (IG) office. It's
Complaints can be made anonymously.


Local news for Veterans


Legion, special rec ballplayers team up for Summer Classic in Des Plaines


Did You Know...

This area will change from time to time and bring you information from the Federal Benefits book for Veterans, dependents and Survivors.  Our Service officers are committed to further assisting you with any questions or needs.  Please contact the post for further assistance.  ITS WHAT WE DO!

Transition services.....

e-benefits... The portal is set up at ( and services members, vets, their families and caregivers with self-service access to benefit applications, benefits information and access to personal information such as official military personnel file documents.  It provides two main services; it catalogs links to information on other websites about military and veterans benefits, which gives quick access to all the online tools currently integrated into ebenenfits.  some of these are....

Transition assistance programs, Pre-discharge programs,and an integrated disability evaluation system... check out this valuable information and more on the ebenifits website.


World News for Veterans

V. A. News

Finantial help for Housebound

Under chapter 12 of the benifits book, you will find assistance for aid of and assistance to housebound vets.  You must apply for these benifits at the local regional office to receive them but they are designed to offset some of the cost involved with home care.  the report should be in sufficient detail to determine wheather there is disease or injury conditions affecting the ability to dress and undress, to feed oneself, to attend to sanitary needs, and to keep oneself ordinarily clean and presentable.  in addition, it is necessary to determine whether the claimant is confined to the home or immediate premises.  For more information please refer to chapter 12 of the book (page 101-) or contact your regional office or American Legion Service Representivie.