Benefits & Services

Benefits & Services

Free Benefits Counseling

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs has Claims Examiners co-located with the VA Regional Office in Bay Pines, each VA Medical Center and many VA Outpatient Clinics. Assistance with claims is free and covers all state and federal veterans’ programs. FDVA, through its Bureau of State Approving Agency, also evaluates and approves secondary and post-secondary education programs so Floridians can take advantage of federal veterans’ educational programs such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For more information, call (727) 319-7440.

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 a concise, easy to read format.  The guide, which is a primary tool in our arsenal to advocate for our state’s veterans, is produced by the Florida Veterans Foundation. To request a hard copy of the Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide, please email the request by clicking here. In the subject line please write: “Benefits Guide Request.”

View our Benefits Guide

For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!