Veterans Services

The Manatee County Veterans Services Office is an important link in helping Veterans and their dependents obtain the earned benefits they so greatly deserve.

 

Announcements

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Operation Green Light for Veterans
November 01, 2022
Manatee County buildings will be illuminated green, November 7 through 13, as part of a new national initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to show support for military Veterans.Read More
Veterans Day Ceremonies
October 29, 2022
Show support for our Veterans by attending one or more of these community events.Read More
New Women Transition Assistance Program
May 21, 2021
The VA has launched a new online, self-paced course to help transitioning and newly separated servicewomen connect with health benefits. Read More

About Veterans Services

Here in Manatee County, we appreciate our Veterans for their service and sacrifice and are happy to assist. You will always be treated with respect, courtesy, and compassion while at our office.  Again, thank you for your service and we hope to hear from you in the near future.

Our office is committed to providing you professional assistance and guidance throughout your entire VA claim process. There is absolutely no fee or cost for our services or for the submission of a claim for VA benefits. These have been paid in full by your service.

Who is eligible?

You may use our services if you are one of the following:

  • Veteran
  • Veteran's dependent
  • Surviving spouse or child of a Veteran
  • Reservist or National Guard member
  • Active duty service member

How can the program help?

We offer expert guidance and help in:

  • Understanding the complete claim process
  • Rules and regulations of the VA system
  • What is necessary for an effective VA claim
  • How to appeal a claim that has been denied
  • How to apply for other state and local benefits

Some time limits do apply to health care, vocational rehabilitation and education benefits, so be sure to ask about your eligibility.

We can assist you with:

  • Active Military Combat Duty Grant Program
  • Service Disability and Pension
  • Education Benefits
  • Burial Benefits
  • Health Care
  • Home Loans
  • Life Insurance
  • Property Tax Exemption
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Veterans Preference
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services

We may be able to help you obtain the following documents:

  • Discharge papers
  • Military personnel and medical records
  • Upgrading military discharges

How do I apply?

Bring these forms, if applicable, to your appointment (PDF).

Please call our office at (941) 745-3795 to make an appointment.

Location:
1401 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL  34205

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.