Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records (unless confidential under Federal Law). If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
To contact a Veterans’ Claims Examiner, call (727) 319-7440 and they’ll return your call within 24 hours. You may also contact them via e-mail at VSO@fdva.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs
11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K
Largo, FL 33778-1630
Chief Information Officer
(727) 518-3202, ext. 5507
Benefits and Assistance:
Director, Benefits and Assistance
Field Services Bureau Chief (Questions about VA medical benefits)
(727) 398-6661, ext. 5489
Veterans’ Claims Bureau Chief (Questions about VA claims)
State Approving Agency Bureau Chief (Questions about veterans’ education & training programs)
For media questions, contact Communications Director Steve Murray or (850) 491-1092.
Public Records Requests:
To request a public record from the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, please contact the following individuals.
(850) 487-1533, ext. 7719
Robert H. Jenkins Jr. Veterans’ Domiciliary Home
Lucille Gwinn, Administrator
751 SE Sycamore Terrace, Lake City, FL 32025
Emory L. Bennett State Veterans’ Nursing Home
E. Gray Kilpatrick, Administrator
1920 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Baldomero Lopez State Veterans’ Nursing Home
Marlies Sarrett, Administrator
6919 Parkway Boulevard, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Alexander “Sandy” Nininger State Veterans’ Nursing Home
Lawrence Militello, Administrator
8401 West Cypress Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Clifford C. Sims State Veterans’ Nursing Home
Shelly Cain, Administrator
4419 Tram Road, Springfield, FL 32404
Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home
Jocelyn Wurster, Administrator
21281 Grayton Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home
Heather Jackson, Administrator
4650 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32092
Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home
Donna Rogers, Administrator
13000 SW Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
Alwyn C. Cashe State Veterans’ Nursing Home
Yolanda Ryan, Administrator
5255 Raymond Street, Orlando, FL 32814
Florida Relay Service:
Through the Florida Relay Service, people who use specialized telephone equipment can communicate with those who use standard telephones. To call Florida Relay, dial 7-1-1, or use the appropriate toll free numbers:
- 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
- 1-800-955-8770 (Voice)
- 1-877-955-8773 (Spanish)
- 1-877-955-8707 (French Creole)
Para obtener información y ayuda sobre beneficios de veteranos, contactar Carlos Gabino, Gabinoc@fdva.state.fl.us, al (407) 615-0111.
VA releases health care benefit application for Spanish-speaking Veterans
Aug. 8, 2018
WASHNGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released the Spanish version of the application for health benefits, as part of VA’s effort to simplify and improve the health care enrollment process for veterans.
The new language version implements the VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans’ recommendation to provide Spanish versions of the application and instructions.
According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, the number of living veterans who identify as being Hispanic or Latino, as of Sept. 30, 2017, is nearly 1.5 million people. More than half a million veterans already enrolled in the VA health care system self-identify as Hispanic or Latino.
The form is available at VA medical facilities and online at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/10-10EZ_Spanish.pdf
Veterans can apply for VA health care benefits online at https://www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/; by telephone at 877-222-VETS (877-222-8387) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday; at a VA health care facility; or by completing a hard copy of the form and mailing it to Health Eligibility Center, 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30329-1647.