A Walk Through Time - Seminole County Veterans
Hear the stories from Seminole County’s own who have served their Country from the greatest generation to the latest generation.
The Veterans’ Services Office has trained service officers who are certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans, dependents, survivors, and others. The service officers and staff members strive to educate the public about veterans’ benefits and serve as the veterans’ advocate when filing a valid claim with the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) through the following means:
- Represent and advise the client, while using all appropriate mechanisms available to obtain maximum benefits
- Increase public awareness of the existence of and services provided by this office and the VA
- Educate the client regarding benefits while providing assistance to increase the client’s ability to be self-sufficient in handling their issues with the VA and other government agencies
- Conduct outreach visits to veterans, dependents, and survivors to assist in their claim for benefits, when circumstances do not allow them to come into the office
- Perform outreach visits and make presentations to veteran service organizations, Florida National Guard/Reserve units, other service organizations, community agencies, and nursing homes or assisted living facilities, providing knowledgeable information concerning VA benefits
Medical VA Locations
Orlando VA Medical Center (Lake Baldwin), 5201 Raymond Street, Orlando, Florida 32803, (407) 629-1599 or 1-800-922-7521
Orlando VA Medical Center (Lake Nona), 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 32827
Orange City Office : VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 2583 South Volusia Avenue, Suite 300, Orange City, Florida 32763, (386) 456-2080. Located behind the Accardi Pharmacy.
Sign up for the Seminole County Veterans Services Informational Bulletins
In an effort to better communicate with our veterans, Seminole County is offering periodic informational bulletins that will be distributed via email. To subscribe, simply provide your email address and click Submit. Seminole County will in turn, send you a return email confirmation request. Simply click the link in this email to finalize and confirm your registration. Upon confirming your subscription, you will begin to receive our informational bulletins.
Please keep in mind, any email addresses collected by Seminole County will be regarded as a public record and would be released in the event of a Public Records request.
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You may visit the VA's website at www.va.gov for information on various VA benefits such as disability compensation, pension, survivor's benefits, education, home loans, foreclosure prevention, healthcare, and burial benefits.
You may also visit the Make the Connection website at http://maketheconnection.net/ where Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates can find mental health information, connect with local resources, and read inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors to the site can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service. The site is free and accessible to everyone.
For information on VA programs, please contact the Seminole County Veterans' Service Office at 407-665-2300.