Benefits & Services
The Florida Department of Financial Services wants to ensure that our military community has access to the benefits and services they have earned. The list below provides servicemembers and veterans with information and resources that are available.
The mission of the County Veteran Service Offices is to assist veterans and their dependents in securing all entitled benefits and to advocate for veterans’ interests in the community.
The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs advocates on behalf of Florida’s 1.5 million veterans by ensuring they receive benefits and resources earned through their service to our country. More than one-third of veterans do not receive benefits, even though they have earned them. With the help of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, these servicemembers are connected with needed information and resources.
Florida is home to more than 165,000 women veterans, the second largest population of women veterans in the nation. Many women veterans are not aware of the federal and state benefits that they are eligible for, including specific programs for them. To learn about federal benefits, click here.
The mission of the Department of Economic Opportunity Veterans Program is to provide and promote employment opportunities for Florida’s veterans.
The Florida Veterans Foundation (FVF) advocates on behalf of Florida’s veterans to ensure they have access to healthcare, education, jobs and their benefits. Many of the members of FVF are retired servicemembers who are well-trained on the rules and regulations that pertain to veterans. FVF partners with service organizations to provide financial, educational, employment and social support to help veterans get back on their feet and into society.
Answer a series of questions to get customized step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a discharge upgrade or correction. If your application goes through and your discharge is upgraded, you'll be eligible for the VA benefits you earned during your period of service.
The Veterans Home Loans program provides veterans with a home loan guaranty and other housing-related programs to help veterans buy, build, repair, retain or customize a home to fit their personal needs.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs take special care to pay lasting tributes to the memory of the men and women who served and sacrificed in service to our country. Veterans with a qualifying discharge are entitled to burial benefits.
The mission of the Vet Center is to welcome home and honor those who served, those currently serving, and their families by providing a wide range of counseling, outreach and referral services.
The mission of Volunteers of America Florida is to connect veterans with the benefits and services they are entitled to by incorporating mentoring and peer-to-support. Volunteers of America Florida also provides employment services that includes assessments, training and placement.