Veterans Benefits

Disability/Pension Info

Our Veterans Services Counselors can assist in:

DISABILITY

  • Initial claim for service related Injuries or presumptive illnesses
  • Reconsiderations of previous denials
  • Claims to increase current disability rating
  • Claims for secondary or residual disabilities
  • Submitting an appeal of a previously denied claim

PENSION

  • Supplemental income for lower-income, war-time Veterans
  • Increased income to help reimburse war-time Veterans for in-home care
  • Aid & Attendance allowance for war-time Veterans in assisted living care or hired long-term in-home medical care

Please make an appointment to see a Veterans Services Counselor if you need assistance with these services.
(941) 749-3030

Burial Benefits

We can assist you to receive benefits and services including headstones, markers, burial flags, and burial in a national cemetery.

We may assist indigent or unclaimed veterans receive proper funeral services through our local national cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.

Our Veterans Service Counselor will help you understand Burial and Memorial Benefits and assist with applying for programs.  Detailed information is available on the following topics:

  • Burial Benefits available from the National Cemetery Administration
  • Eligibility
  • Preparing in Advance
  • How to make burial arrangements in a National Cemetery at the Time of Need
  • Burial of Unclaimed, Indigent Veterans
  • Burial Flags
  • Donating Burial Flags to National Cemeteries
  • Burial Allowance Benefits
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Burial in a Private Cemetery
  • Burial at Sea

Please make an appointment to see a Veterans Services Counselor if you need assistance with burial and memorial services.
(941) 749-3030

VA Healthcare

We can assist you in receiving health care from a VA health care facility.  Some of the services provided at the facility include:

  • Hospital, outpatient, medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services
  • Domiciliary, nursing home and community-based residential care
  • Sexual trauma counseling
  • Special health care for female veterans
  • Health and rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans
  • Readjustment counseling
  • Alcohol and drug dependency treatment
  • Medical treatment for exposure to Agent Orange, radiation or environmental hazards
  • Outreach programs for homebound veterans or veterans in nursing homes or hospitals

Our Veterans Service Counselors will help you understand Health Benefits and assist with applying for programs.  Detailed information is available on the following topics:

  • Eligibility
  • Locating a VA Medical Center
  • My HealtheVet
  • On-line prescription refills

Please make an appointment to see a Veterans Services Counselor if you need assistance with health care services.
(941) 749-3030

VA Healthcare and VA Disability Benefits Video

This discussion from our 2018 Veteran Services Seminar Series covers VA Healthcare, the definition of a Service Connected Disability, and what documentation is required by the VA before a disability is determined as Service Connected. Benefits related to Agent Orange are also discussed.