Are you a veteran? Do you know a vet in need? Come join us at Birdie’s Brew for Coffee with a Vet!
916 FL-71 Wewa, Fl 32465, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
They are held the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Come join us for a chat!

Waves of Honor Proudly Supporting America's Bravest

To show our appreciation for those who have served our country, we are offering up to four FREE tickets to U.S veterans (for you and up to three guests) to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for a limited time. Veteran tickets must be obtained by May 12 and used by July 7, 2024.

Through our Waves of Honor program, former military personnel and up to five guests may enjoy a 50% off discount on a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Single Day Ticket (limit of 6). Please see our FAQs below for more information.

• To take advantage of this offer, click the button to verify your Veteran status (login or create a new GovX account). (Spouses must log-in under the Veteran's account in order to take advantage of the guest tickets).
• Former service member must provide military ID at the front gate.


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. Claims Received by August 9 Eligible for 12 Months of Backdated Compensation

There’s no deadline to apply for PACT Act benefits. But if you file your PACT Act claim—or quickly submit your intent to file—on or before August 9, 2023, you may receive benefits backdated to August 10, 2022, if approved. So don’t wait, apply today. 

File a disability claim online

Learn how to submit your intent to file


CLICK HERE to learn more about the VSAFE initiative and their goal to protect veterans from fraud.

Veterans' Service Office

This office was established by the County Commission as authorized by the Florida Senate in 1946. The County Service Office began operation on February 5, 1946.

Purpose of the Veterans' Service Office

The purpose of the office is to provide assistance to the veteran, his spouse and his family members in obtaining benefits through the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

You served with honor
You earned your rewards

Simply go to the "App Store" or "Google Play Store" depending if you have an iphone or android phone and search "My Military Rewards" load it up and start enjoying the discounts that you earned. To date we have approximately 200,000 locations across the country waiting for you to visit. It cost absolutely nothing and is totally anonymous, we collect zero information when signing up. All we ask is that you pass the app. along to our fellow vets so that they to can enjoy. If you would like to visit our website, go to:

From one Viet Nam vet to another vet thanks!

VA Dental Insurance Program

Available insurance coverage for veterans enrolled in VA Healthcare and CHAMPVA enrollees.

We want to provide a friendly reminder that Section 2004 of Public Law 116-315 which created the new VALife program also closed the Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) program to new enrollment as of December 31, 2022.

Insurance is no longer accepting applications for S-DVI or Supplemental S-DVI.

VALife has no time limit to apply for Veterans age 80 and under, and does not require any health questions or medical exams to apply.

Information about the VALife program can be found on our website at

Veterans interested in applying for VALife can apply using the following link:

COVID19 Military Support
Careers for Returning Veterans
Veterans Home Buying Guide
Mesothelioma Veterans
Alcohol Rehab Help

Memorycare For Veterans
Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Veterans and Mesothelioma
Medical Alert Systems Guide
VA Dental Options

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What services are available?
A: Assistance in filing for VA benefits, i.e., pension, disability, application for home loan eligibilty, VA healthcare, replacement of medals, replacement of service documents, etc.

Q: Why do some veterans receive more disability than others?
A: Each veteran's case is different and the degree of disability even though similar, may vary.

Q: Can one receive disability from the VA and still work?
A: Yes, ability to work depends on the degree of the disability, but employment is not prohibited.

Q: Can one work and receive a VA pension?
A: The amount one receives in VA pension is directly related to total household income.

Q: If one has a disability from VA, can they use the facilities at military installations?
A: Yes, if the disability is 100% permanent and total. If the disability is less, the answer is no.

Q: Can one get medications from the VA?
A: Yes, application for enrollment must be made to the clinic of choice.

Q: My friend goes to Panama City VA Clinic. Can I?
A: Yes, if you make application and approved for enrollment.

Q: How much does it cost to go to the VA clinics?
A: Cost is determined based on a VA Means Test, but normally if one has insurance other than Medicare the VA will bill the company if you are over the income limit.

Q: Does everyone have to meet the VA Means Test?
A: No, veterans who are being treated for their service-connected disabilities do not fall under this requirement. It must be noted that treatment by such a veteran for a non-service connected condition would.

Q: Do we have to pay for medications received from the VA?
A: Yes, a co-payment of $8.00 for each 30 day supply of medications is currently in effect for non-service connected conditions. Payment is not required for medications to treat service connected conditions.

Q: Where is the closest VA hospital?
A: Lake City

Location and Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 7:00-5:30 (EST)
County Administration Building
Room 311


For other questions,
Contact Ms. Lynn Lanier
Veterans' Service Officer

(850) 229-6125
(850) 229-7180 FAX
If no answer, leave a message.
Email:  [email protected]

Other links:

Discounts Available for Veterans

Veterans' Affairs

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs Regional Office

Military Veteran Loans