Veterans Service Office
Director: Melody Cox
The Taylor County Veteran’s Service Office assists residents who served honorably in the Armed Services of the United States to obtain any and all benefits for which they may be eligible.
The Veteran’s Service Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m or by appointment. Joe Collins is the County Veteran’s Service Officer and may be reached at 850-838-3513 or 850-843-0815.
The County offers a weekly shuttle service to the VA Hospital in Lake City, Florida. The shuttle leaves on Tuesdays from the Taylor County Administrative Complex located at 201 E. Green Street at 7:30 a.m. There is also a shuttle service available in Lake City to travel on to Gainesville Veteran’s Medical Facilities if so needed. The shuttle returns to the administrative complex pick up site late afternoon. If Tuesday is a holiday there will no shuttle service that week. There is no cost for veteran’s using the shuttle service but reservations must be made to ride the shuttle by 12:00 noon on Monday before or Friday at noon if Monday is a legal holiday. For reservations call Melody Cox at 850-838-3553.
The County with the assistance of local donations hosts an annual Veteran’s Day luncheon with entertainment at no charge for Veteran’s and their families.
For additional information on Veteran’s Benefits and Affairs please contact:
Department of Veteran’s Affairs at www.va.gov
Veteran’s Benefits Administration at: 800-827-1000 or www.vba.va.gov
Veteran’s Health Administration at: 877-222-8387 or www.va.gov/health
Veteran Health Care Eligibility at www.va.gov/healtheligibility
Veteran Education and Training: 888-442-4551