If you are a veteran or widow of a veteran please note that you may be eligible for benefits under the Veteran’s Administration. These benefits may be able to help with the cost of additional care in the home or assisted living facility. There are income and asset eligibility criteria to be met.

However rules of financial benefits can change at any time so it is important to speak with a Veteran Service Officer. It helps to have discharge papers available. Locally, the Alachua County Veteran Service office holds free workshops for those interested in applying. On Tuesdays there is a Pension Workshop and a Compensation Workshop on Wednesdays. On Thursdays there is a General Informational Workshop.  For more details about these, please contact the Alachua County Veteran Service Office at 264-6740.