The Taylor County Veteran’s Service Office assists residents who served honorably in the Armed Services of the United States to obtain any and all benefits for which they may be eligible.
The Veteran’s Service Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. Joe Collins is the County Veteran’s Service Officer and may be reached at 850-838-3513 or 850-843-0815.
The County offers a weekly shuttle service to the VA Hospitals, the shuttle leaves on Tuesdays (Lake City, Florida) and Thursday (Tallahassee, Florida). The scheduled pick up site is at the Taylor County Administrative Complex located at 201 E. Green Street at 7:30 a.m. The shuttle returns to the administrative complex pick up site late afternoon. If either day is a holiday there will no shuttle service that week. There is no cost for veteran’s using the shuttle service but reservations must be made to ride the shuttle by 12:00 noon on Monday before or Friday at noon if Monday is a legal holiday. For reservations call Melody Cox at 850-838-3553.
The County with the assistance of local donations hosts an annual Veteran’s Day luncheon with entertainment at no charge for Veteran’s and their families.
For additional information on Veteran’s Benefits and Affairs please contact:
- Veterans and Mesothelioma
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs at www.va.gov
- Veteran’s Benefits Administration at 800-827-1000 or www.vba.va.gov
- Veteran’s Health Administration at 877-222-8387 or www.va.gov/health
- Veteran Health Care Eligibility at www.va.gov/healtheligibility
- Veteran Education and Training: 888-442-4551
The below website offers the Ultimate Tax Guide and other services for Veterans: