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Veterans’ Services Office Volusia County. Mission Statement To serve America’s veterans, their spouses, and their families with dignity and compassion.

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1 Veterans’ Services Office Volusia County

2 Mission Statement To 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 DeLand 123 W. Indiana Avenue Daytona Beach 250 N. Beach Street Orange City 775 Harley Strickland Blvd New Smyrna Beach107 E. Canal Street Locations

4 VETERANS SERVICES DIVISION ORGANIZATION CHART DAYTONA BEACH OFFICE DELAND OFFICE ORANGE CITY OFFICE NEW SMYRNA BEACH OFFFICE COMMUNTIY SERVICES DIRECTOR DAVID F. BYRON COMMUNTIY SERVICES DIRECTOR DAVID F. BYRON VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER MICHAEL J. WHITE VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER MICHAEL J. WHITE SENIOR COUNSELOR OFFICE MANAGER JEFFEREY L. BUMB SENIOR COUNSELOR OFFICE MANAGER JEFFEREY L. BUMB COUNSELOR TIMOTHY ALGIERE WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY COUNSELOR TIMOTHY ALGIERE WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY COUNSELOR RAYMOND ALLEN WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY COUNSELOR RAYMOND ALLEN WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY SENIOR COUNSELOR OFFICE MANAGER DALE W. SWARTZFAGER SENIOR COUNSELOR OFFICE MANAGER DALE W. SWARTZFAGER COUNSELOR JOYCE MCBRIDE COUNSELOR JOYCE MCBRIDE COUNSELOR RAYMOND ALLEN MONDAY - TUESDAY COUNSELOR RAYMOND ALLEN MONDAY - TUESDAY STAFF ASSISTANT II SUSAN CLARIDGE STAFF ASSISTANT II SUSAN CLARIDGE COUNSELOR TIMOTHY ALGIERE MONDAY - TUESDAY COUNSELOR TIMOTHY ALGIERE MONDAY - TUESDAY COUNSELOR VACANT COUNSELOR VACANT STAFF ASSISTANT I JENNIFER CASTALDI STAFF ASSISTANT I JENNIFER CASTALDI

5 Florida state statute Florida 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 66,000 Military retirees, National Guard/Reservist living in Volusia County 4,000 Total of veterans in Volusia70,000 Current population of Volusia residents496,950 Veterans represents 14 percent of all residents

7 Florida

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.

9 Veteran Services’ budget FY 13/14 Personnel $470,519 Operating$115,011 Total $585,530

10 Veteran Services Past Budget History FY 2012$577, FY 2012$577, FY 2011$533, FY 2011$533, FY 2010$531, FY 2010$531, FY 2009$586, FY 2009$586,941.00

11 Veterans’ Services 2011/12 Clients : 8,801 Claims and appeals: 7,884 Retroactive claims processed: $15,304, Compensation and pension benefit payments: $176,470, Annual VA Housing Benefits: 1.3 billion In FY 11-12, Volusia County’s Veterans’ Services Office:

12 Services Provided Assist in filing: Compensation benefits Pension benefits Vocational rehabilitation Educational benefits for veterans and dependents Adaptive housing and automobile Grants Medical enrollment

13 Services Provided Assist in filing for: Insurance benefits Burial benefits Service documents Private medical records CHAMPVA and TRICARE enrollment Appeals

14 Additional Services Assist widows with filing for survivor benefits program Provide income letters Casualty reporting Conduct home/nursing home visits Legislative efforts – CVSOA Property 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. 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

17 551 National Health Care Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL William V. Chappell Jr. Veterans’ Administration Outpatient Clinic

18 Community Based Outpatient Clinic 2583 S. Volusia Avenue, Orange City, FL Department of Veterans’ Affairs

19 1620 MASON AVENUE DAYTONA BEACH, FL VETERANS CENTER

20 VA WELLNESS CENTER 3731 S CLYDE MORRIS BLVD, PORT ORANGE, FL 32129

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