Veterans Services

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Veterans are not a burden - they are our Responsibility

Volusia County's Veterans Services Division assists all former and present members of the Armed Forces and their dependents in preparing claims for compensation, hospitalization, vocational training and other benefits and privileges to which they are entitled under federal and state laws and county regulations.

Through the efforts of the staff, more than $176 million is distributed to veterans and their dependents each year.

We encourage you to call our office to make an appointment to discuss your concerns. In addition to our office, you also may call the Veterans Administration toll-free at 800-827-1000.

Camp LeJeune claims

Veterans Services brochure [PDF]
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Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Office hours and locations

The following offices are open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are required on Wednesdays; call 386-254-4646. Walkins are welcomed on the other days.

  • 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand
  • 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City
  • 107 E. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach
  • 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach

The Veterans Services Division can assist you with the following issues: 

Appeals to the board

Burial benefits

Dependents' education assistance

Dependency and Indemnity (DIC)
Documents needed to apply:
Discharge, marriage certificate and death certificate
Disability compensation (service related)
Documents needed to apply:
Discharge, marriage certificate and medical records (if available)

Disability pension (non-service related)
Documents needed to apply:
Discharge, marriage certificate, proof of income from all sources, proof of monetary assets (bank statement), and proof of medical expenses

Discharge upgrades

Education and training

Employment rights and benefits

Homes and domiciliaries

Home loans

Home Loan Index

VA Regional Loan Center

Life insurance

Medical enrollment

Medical treatment



Veterans with PTSD

Vocational rehabilitation
VHA publications

What are my VA benefits?

Where to go for help

Robert Watson

West Volusia

Daytona Beach

Mission: To inform veterans and their dependents of benefits to which they are entitled, and to assist them in obtaining those benefits by filing claims and supporting documents that will justify their claims.