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Service Officers Report:
September 24th is Illinois Day at the National Home.
There is now form DD 214-1 for those who have served in the National Guard or the Reserves.
The Veterans Assistance Commission Reform Bill Passed the State Legislature. The bill now requires Gov. Pritzker to sign the bill into law. A Veterans Assistance Commission reform bill will enact changes to the state Military Veterans Assistance Act. HB 5184 clarifies the funding between Illinois counties and statewide Veterans Assistance Commissions. A Veterans Assistance Commission will function as the central office for all veterans, their families, and the families of deceased veterans.
An Illinois bill 101.0262 passed which will enable a veteran with a 50% or greater disability, to get license plates for free. That will eliminate the registration fee. You will have to present proof of you eligibility.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published proposed changes to the V.A. Rating Schedule. If adopted, V.A. Rated Veterans with Mental Health and Respiratory Conditions may receive slightly more compensation and V.A. Rated Veterans with Sleep Apnea and Tinnitus may receive less compensation.
The proposed disability rating for Sleep Apnea does away with the “automatic" 50-percent V.A. Rating and may even result in a ZERO-percent V.A. Rating. If a veteran is using a C-Pap machine and no longer suffers from the adverse effects after using a C-Pap machine, the VA Rating will be 0%.
Donation request: If you wish to donate to VFW Post 7539 please send your donation to our Post address:
VFW Post 7539
Veterans Memorial Fund
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108
We are a 501C3) 19 Non-Profit corporation and your contribution is
New Business:The installation of officers for the next year was held.
Members who have not paid their membership dues will be removed from our roster.
Good of the Order: For more than 15 years Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539 has worked with the Veterans Administration in providing assistance to Veterans in need.
Now you can help in our ongoing effort to serve those who have served us.
Contribute just $5.00 a month (more if you can) to Bloomingdale VFW 7539 to help provide food and other needed items to Veterans in need.
The link is: https://square.link/u/tTvghIIg
Veteran Information:.FYI: You can file an initial claim (that has not been previously decided by the V.A.), by submitting Form 21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits.The National Archives will digitize the list of Blue Water Navy ships.Information and resources on the Blue Water Navy Act, eligibility, and how to file a claim, can be found online.
For a listing of Illinois State V.A. benefits available please check the website:
If you live in the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center area and need a walker, wheel chair or other items, contact them. There is no cost for these items.
Membership: An online App for your smart phone,VFW mobile recruiter is available for those wishing to join
VFW Post 7539.
Go to the App store and get the App.
Make sure you put in our Post number 7539 to join.