TAVARES —The Lake County Veterans Service Office, located at 315 W. Main St., Suite 525, Tavares, will be closed from Monday, May 8 – Thursday, May 11, for staff training and re-certification. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 12. Walk-ins will be accepted however appointments are recommended to avoided longer wait times.
The Veteran Services Office provides assistance with Department of Veteran Affairs’ disability claim applications, secures monetary benefits and conducts outreach at clinics in Tavares, Leesburg and Clermont. Services include offering information relating to benefits for any discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., excluding holidays. 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. The office staff coordinates with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal and state agencies on benefit entitlements in order to meet the needs of each individual veteran and/or dependent. All information conveyed is privileged and will be held in strict confidence.