Last week, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ announced the opening of several Veteran Service Offices across the state. The offices will act as a resource where veterans can access state and federal benefits. Among the most notable of the new services is a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder program. It is the first state program of its kind in the U.S. and it will provide brain injury screening and 24-hour support to Illinois veterans suffering from these injuries and conditions. Read more about the Illinois brain injury program for veterans.
Illinois has launched a program (the Illinois Warrior Assistance Program) to help brain injured veterans receive proper care. Often brain injuries can impact a veteran’s life and ability to function after serving in the war. This new Illinois brain injury program will help brain injured veterans receive proper physician care and proper brain injury screening upon their return home. Many Chicago, Illinois veterans are in need of proper medical care to address brain injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other war associated injuries. To read about this brain injury program click here.