2 Mission StatementTo 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.
3 Locations DeLand 123 W. Indiana Avenue Daytona Beach N. Beach StreetOrange City Harley Strickland BlvdNew Smyrna Beach 107 E. Canal Street
4 VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION ORGANIZATION CHART COMMUNTIY SERVICES DIRECTORDAVID F. BYRONVETERANS SERVICE OFFICERMICHAEL J. WHITEDAYTONA BEACH OFFICEDELAND OFFICEORANGE CITY OFFICENEW SMYRNA BEACH OFFFICESENIOR COUNSELOROFFICE MANAGERDALE W. SWARTZFAGERSENIOR COUNSELOROFFICE MANAGERJEFFEREY L. BUMBCOUNSELORJOYCE MCBRIDECOUNSELORTIMOTHY ALGIEREMONDAY - TUESDAYCOUNSELORTIMOTHY ALGIEREWEDNESDAY - FRIDAYCOUNSELORRAYMOND ALLENWEDNESDAY - FRIDAYCOUNSELORRAYMOND ALLENMONDAY - TUESDAYCOUNSELORVACANTSTAFF ASSISTANT IISUSAN CLARIDGESTAFF ASSISTANT IJENNIFER CASTALDI
5 Florida state statuteFlorida 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 and annual certification and training.
6 Estimated Demographics Veterans living in Volusia County 66,000Military retirees, National Guard/Reservistliving in Volusia County ,000Total of veterans in Volusia 70,000Current population of Volusia residents 496,950Veterans represents 14 percent of all residents
8 Veteran population shift Based on 2000 census data, California and Florida have the greatest number of veterans respectively.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expects data to rank Florida first and California second by 2013 information.
10 Veteran Services Past Budget History FY $577,013.00FY $533,749.00FY $531,554.00FY $586,941.00
11 Veterans’ Services 2011/12In FY 11-12, Volusia County’s Veterans’ Services Office:Clients : 8,801Claims and appeals: 7,884Retroactive claims processed: $15,304,010.44Compensation and pension benefit payments: $176,470,913.00Annual VA Housing Benefits: 1.3 billion
12 Services Provided Assist in filing: Pension benefits Compensation benefitsPension benefitsVocational rehabilitationEducational benefits for veterans and dependentsAdaptive housing and automobile GrantsMedical enrollment
13 Services Provided Assist in filing for: Insurance benefits Burial benefitsService documentsPrivate medical recordsCHAMPVA and TRICARE enrollmentAppeals
14 Additional ServicesAssist widows with filing for survivor benefits programProvide income lettersCasualty reportingConduct home/nursing home visitsLegislative efforts – CVSOAProperty Tax Exemption
15 Additional Services Continued Support in outreach – Yellow Ribbon Programs, local colleges and universities – 67 Veterans Organizations – Nursing Homes & ALF’S – County supported agencies like Haven Recovery Center, Volusia/Flagler Coalition for the Homeless, Homeless Veteran Stand Down and TDLCB.
16 Emory L. Bennett Memorial Veterans’ Nursing Home 1920 Mason Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
17 William V. Chappell Jr. Veterans’ Administration Outpatient Clinic 551 National Health Care Boulevard,Daytona Beach, FL 32114
18 Community Based Outpatient Clinic Department of Veterans’ AffairsCommunity Based Outpatient Clinic2583 S. Volusia Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
19 VETERANS CENTER1620 MASON AVENUEDAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114
20 3731 S CLYDE MORRIS BLVD, PORT ORANGE, FL 32129 VA WELLNESS CENTER3731 S CLYDE MORRIS BLVD, PORT ORANGE, FL 32129