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Office Location
315 W. Main St. Suite 525 Tavares, FL 32778

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Veteran's Memorial at Fountain Park

Lake County
Veterans Handbook




A survivor assistance
guide to local and federal resources for veterans
and their families.

Download Veterans' Handbook.

 Veterans Services
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Services at your Lake County VSO office has been temporarily interrupted, please call for appointments rather than walk-in due to the lengthy waiting period.

Eligibility

The following links will help you determine your elegibility for certain VA benefits, programs, and services. If you have questions, please let us know.

Compensation Pension Survivors Pension Aid & Attendance Burial

VA CLAIMS TIP

If the Veteran/Claimant is incapable of signing all Forms required to submit a claim, the VA will accept signatures by mark "X" or thumbprint if:

  • (a) They are witnessed by two people who sign their names and give their addresses,
    or
  • (b) They are witnessed by an accredited agent, attorney, or service organization representative,
    or
  • (c) They are certified by a notary public

HOMELESS?

Access VA's services for homeless and at-risk veterans at 877-424-3838
Confidential, 24/7 online support for Veterans and friends @ VeteransCrisisLine.net
Locate your VA Medical Center Now
"SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED AND HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE"

Information relating to veterans benefits for any discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents may be obtained from the Lake County Veterans Service Office. For more information, call 352-742-6585.

The Lake County Veterans Service Office was organized in 1945 and is an advocate for the veterans of the State of Florida. The Office has a single purpose — service to the more than 30,000 veterans and/or their dependents at no cost, with no discrimination. The office serves as the advocate to the veteran and/or dependent for claims processing and other benefits to which they may be entitled. Highlights of the many services provided by our skilled and compassionate office staff include:

  • Request for Form DD 214 (discharge from service);
  • Preparation/coordination of claims for Veterans Disability Benefits;
  • Burial/death benefits;
  • Assistance with enrollment in Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits; and
  • Applications for the VA Home Loan Program, educational and vocational training, and awards and medals.

The Office professional staff coordinates with the VA and other federal and state agencies on benefit entitlements in order to meet the need of each individual veteran and/or dependent. All information conveyed is privileged and will be held in strict confidence.

Services to the Community

The Lake County Veterans Service Office conducts community outreach meetings to insure adequate service coverage is maintained. Outreach meetings are held by trained veteran benefits counselors. Site locations are:

  • Clermont VA Clinic, 805 Oakley Sever Drive, Clermont
    Every Friday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Services temporarily discontinued

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