from the Military & Veterans Rights Bureau

Dutch DeGroot for Shannon Yount - 5/23/2023

Dear Colleague, 


I am pleased to announce a new webinar series offered by my office’s Military and Veterans Rights Bureau. These webinars will share important information on the rights and benefits that our service members, veterans, and their families have earned. I recognize that the physical and psychological effects of military duty often continue after the tour of duty ends. Likewise, our state’s and our country's support for the troops does not stop when they come home. To compensate veterans for the hardships they have suffered in service to our country, the state and federal governments provide them with protections and benefits.


My Military and Veterans Rights Bureau is dedicated to ensuring that veterans and active duty military service members receive the benefits they have earned. The bureau provides men and women with assistance, including case advocacy, outreach, and public advocacy forums. These webinars will provide valuable information to support our service members and veterans and those that work with these individuals.


The Illinois Military Veterans Assistance Act (MVAA) Webinars will provide an overview of the Military Veterans Assistance Act (330 ILCS 45) and the recent changes that became effective February 12, 2023, including the role of Veterans Assistance Commissions and county boards in the administration of benefits for military veterans and their families.  The MVAA webinars will be held on May 25 and June 14, 2023.


The Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (ISERRA) Webinars will provide an overview of ISERRA (330 ILCS 61), including the types of qualifying military service, the employment protections and reemployment rights for members of the National Guard, Reserves and Federal Auxiliaries while completing their military requirements, and the health insurance and pension protections included in ISERRA. The ISERRA webinars will be held on May 31 and June 20, 2023.


I encourage service members, veterans, their families, employers, Veterans Assistance Commissions, and county boards to participate in one or more of these free webinars.  To RSVP, please register via the links below or I also encourage you to email questions in advance so we can be responsive to the issues you are facing.  


Very truly yours, 


Kwame Raoul

Illinois Attorney General


How to enroll:

To register for a webinar, click on the Zoom registration link and you will be directed to the registration site.  Once you are registered, you will receive the log in information.  If you need assistance registering or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Theresa Geary at or 1-866-376-7215. Individuals with hearing or speech disabilities can reach us by using the 7-1-1 relay service.  


Illinois Military Veterans Assistance Act (MVAA) Webinars (register for one):

Thursday, May 25, 2023

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:




            Wednesday, June 14, 2023

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:


Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (ISERRA) Webinars (register for one):

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:




Tuesday, June 20, 2023

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:



For questions on the content of the presentations or to reach our Military and Veterans Rights Bureau, please call 1-800-382-2000 or email