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News Release

For immediate release - January 31, 2022

Lake County Veterans Services Office to provide claims assistance at select library locations

Tavares – The Lake County Veterans Services Office will begin providing Veterans Administration (VA) claims assistance to veterans in Lake County at satellite office locations at select Lake County libraries.

The satellite offices will take place every Wednesday starting Feb. 2 in Meeting Room A at the Cagan Crossings Community Library, located at 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont and every Thursday starting Feb. 3 in the Hillcrest Room at the Fruitland Park Library, located at 604 W Berckman St in Fruitland Park.

Veterans needing assistance will be seen by appointment only. To schedule an appointment at a satellite location, call 352-742-6585 or email veteraninfo@lakecountyfl.gov.

Information about the Lake County Veterans Service Office

The Lake County Veterans Services Office coordinates with the VA and other federal and state agencies regarding claims processing and other benefits to which veterans may be entitled. Services provided by our skilled and compassionate office staff include:

  • Request for Form DD 214 (discharge from service);
  • Preparation/coordination of claims for Veterans Disability benefits;
  • Burial/death benefits;
  • Assistance with enrollment in VA health benefits;
  • Applications for the VA Home Loan Program, educational and vocational training, and awards and medals; and
  • Requests for veteran's name to be added on Lake County's Veteran Wall.

Information relating to veterans benefits for any discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents may be obtained from the Lake County Veterans Service Offices. 

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Media contact:
Samantha Shylkofski
Lead Public Information Officer
352-343-9603
sshylkofski@lakecountyfl.gov

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