Honoring Those Who Served U.S.

With more than 1.5 million veterans, Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. Thank you for your service. We honor you.

Governor’s Veterans Service Awards

To honor Florida’s more than 1.5 million veterans, the Governor of Florida created an executive resolution to thank veterans and Florida’s military for their service. More information on 2016 GVSA ceremonies can be found here.


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Benefits & Services

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs advocates with purpose and passion for Florida veterans and links them to superior services, benefits and support. Take advantage of the many federal, state and local benefits available to you.  READ MORE »


Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide

The Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide is an annual publication designed to bring you the latest information on federal and state benefits in an easy-to-read format. The guide is a primary tool in our arsenal to advocate for our state’s veterans.  READ MORE »


State Veterans’ Homes

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs operates six skilled nursing facilities in Daytona Beach, Land O’ Lakes, Pembroke Pines, Panama City, Port Charlotte and St. Augustine, and one assisted living facility in Lake City.  READ MORE »


Spotlight: Vietnam Veterans

Florida is home to more than 498,000 Vietnam-era veterans, so it is very likely that one in four veterans you meet in the Sunshine State is a Vietnam veteran. On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for your service.  READ MORE »


Returning Veterans

More than 231,000 veterans from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom claim the Sunshine State as their home of record. Florida offers many benefits and services for returning veterans and their families. Welcome home!   READ MORE »

10th anniversary of WIMSA

Spotlight: Women Veterans

The Sunshine State is home to the third largest population of women veterans in the nation, with more than 160,000. Many women veterans don’t know that they are eligible for federal and state benefits, which include special programs for them.  READ MORE »

Florida Veterans Foundation

Established by the Florida Legislature, the Florida Veterans Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Direct Support Organization of the FDVA. Tax deductible contributions help to fulfill our mission to provide assistance to Florida’s veterans and their families.

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