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Volusia County Veterans’ Services Office
Mission Statement To serve America’s veterans, their spouses, and their families with dignity and compassion. To be their principal advocate in ensuring they receive the benefits to which they are entitled and to promote the health, welfare, and quality of life of all veterans in recognition of their service to this nation.
Locations De. Land 123 W. Indiana Avenue Daytona Beach 250 N. Beach Street Orange City 775 Harley Strickland New Smyrna Beach 107 E. Canal Street
VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION ORGANIZATION CHART COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR DAVID F. BYRON VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER JEFFEREY L BUMB DAYTONA BEACH OFFICE DELAND OFFICE ORANGE CITY OFFICE SENIOR COUNSELOR RAYMOND ALLEN, JR. SENIOR COUNSELOR ALY RIVERS SENIOR COUNSELOR TIMOTHY ALGIERE WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY COUNSELOR JOYCE Mc. BRIDE COUNSELOR FREDDY SPANO COUNSELOR PANTOS ELLIS-PETTUS COUNSELOR VACANT STAFF ASSISTANT I REBECCA RAU STAFF ASSISTANT II JENNIFER CASTALDI NEW SMYRNA BEACH OFFFICE SENIOR COUNSELOR TIMOTHY ALGIERE MONDAY-TUESDAY
Florida state statute Florida law requires each Florida county to employ a veterans’ service officer to assist veterans and their dependents in filing for benefits from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The law also states that the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs (FDVA) is responsible for initial certification and training.
Estimated Demographics 2014 55, 632 • Veterans living in Volusia County Military retirees, National Guard/Reservist living in Volusia County Total of veterans in Volusia • Current population of Volusia residents 507, 731 • Veterans represents 12. 6 percent of all residents • • • 8, 432 64, 064
Veteran population • Based on 2014 census data, California, Florida and Texas have the greatest number of veterans in the United States.
Veteran Services Past Budget History n FY 2013 -14 $561, 135. 00 n FY 2012 -13 $575, 800. 00 n FY 2011 -12 $533, 749. 00
Veteran Services’ budget FY 14/15 • Personnel • Operating $540, 050 $96, 116 • Total $636, 166
Veterans’ Services 2013/14 In FY 13 -14, Volusia County’s Veterans’ Services Office: • • • Clients : 8, 710 Claims and appeals: 8, 064 Retroactive claims processed: $16, 312, 189. 19 Compensation and pension benefit payments: $186, 200, 00. 00 Annual VA Housing Benefits: 1. 3 billion
Services Provided Assist in filing: • Compensation benefits • Pension benefits • Vocational rehabilitation • Educational benefits for veterans and dependents • Adaptive housing and automobile Grants • Medical enrollment
Services Provided Assist in filing for: • Insurance benefits • Burial benefits • Service documents • Private medical records • CHAMPVA and TRICARE enrollment • Appeals
Additional Services • • • Assist widows with filing for survivor benefits program Provide income letters Casualty reporting Conduct home/nursing home visits Legislative efforts – CVSOA Property Tax Exemption
Additional Services Continued n Support in outreach – Yellow Ribbon Programs, local colleges and universities – 75 Veterans Organizations – Nursing Homes & ALF’S – County supported activities like Volusia County Veteran’s Treatment Court, Volusia/Flagler Coalition for the Homeless, and TDLCB.
Emory L. Bennett Memorial Veterans’ Nursing Home 1920 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida
William V. Chappell Jr. Veterans’ Administration Outpatient Clinic 551 National Health Care Boulevard, Daytona Beach
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic 2583 S. Volusia Avenue, Orange City
VETERANS CENTER 1620 MASON AVENUE DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114