Housing Benefits & Nursing Homes

  • Florida State Veterans’ Homes Program
  • Veterans’ Nursing Homes of Florida
  • Homestead Exemptions vary by county
  • Property Tax Exemptions(10% to 100% BUT not Permanent in nature) $5000
  • Veterans Age 65 or older with combat disability

Employment Benefits

  • Veterans’ Preference in Employment and Retention
  • Employ Florida Vets Program
  • Job Placement and Training

Education Benefits

  • High School Diploma - Korean War Veterans
  • High School Diploma - WWII Veterans
  • Tuition Deferment
  • Reduced Tuition for National Guard
  • Education for Children or Spouses Of Deceased Or Disabled Florida Veterans
  • Recipients of the Purple Heart and other combat decorations superior in precedence receive waiver of undergraduate-level tuition.
  • Dependent children of service members Missing in Action or Prisoners of War may also be eligible for tuition benefits.

Other State Benefits

  • Certification of Discharge or Separation
  • 100% Disabled Veteran State Identification Card
  • Community Based Outpatient Clinics
  • Hunting and Fishing License Fees exempted
  • Motor Vehicle Military License Plates fees exempted
  • Disabled Veteran Motor Vehicle License Plate
  • Permits/Fees (parking, tolls, building improvements)
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Commission as a Notary Public fees exempt
  • Veteran Employment Services Outreach Assistance /Workforce Florida
  • Job placement and training


Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K

Largo, FL 33778-1630

(727) 518-3202




Executive Director: Mike Prendergast

Phone: (727) 518-3202

Email: ExDir@fdva.state.fl.us

National Guard TAA: Linda Cononie

Phone: 904-823-0319

Email: Linda.l.cononie.ctr@mail.mil