Assistance programs and forms

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Visiting Veterans Services to apply for Veterans Administration benefits? Click here to find out what documents you need to bring for each type of claim. 
 

Application for health benefits
The primary factor in determining a veteran’s eligibility to receive Veterans' Affairs health care benefits is “veteran’s status.” Submit this application to determine eligibility.

Certificate of eligibility (VA home loan guaranties)
The VA loan guaranty program helps veterans and active duty personnel finance the purchase of a home with competitive loan terms and interest rates. The VA guaranty means the lender is protected against loss if the veteran fails to repay. Submit this application to determine eligibility.

Military records request
Veterans, next of kin, legal guardians, authorized government agents or other authorized representatives (other authorized representatives must provide a copy of an authorization letter) may use this form to obtain DD 214 (or equivalent), official military personnel files, medical records and medals.

Compensation and/or non-service connected disability pension (Must also complete authorization to release information form)
Apply for disability compensation and non-service connected disability pension with this application. Please ensure all criteria are met for both service-connected disability and non-service connected disability prior to completing forms.

Marion County Active Military Combat Duty Grant application
Active duty military members can use this form to apply for the Marion County Active Military Combat Duty Grant. This grant can provide a refund for property taxes once those taxes are paid for that qualifying year.

Other resources

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Marion County Veterans Helping Veterans, Inc.

Volunteers of America of Florida outreach flier.