With more than 41,700 veterans in Escambia County, the Escambia County Veterans Services Officer serves as a liaison for local veterans when obtaining benefits. The officer works to ensure veterans and their families are able to access as many veterans’ benefits they may be eligible for, which can include disability compensation, pension, death/burial benefits, education, medical expenses, housing and auto grants, and appeals.
The goal of the Office of Veteran Services is to assist veterans and their dependents in securing all entitled benefits earned through honorable military service.
Escambia County's Veterans Services serves as a single point of contact for assisting all veterans and their families in accessing federal, state and local benefits. The office staff supports veterans' activities in the county and connects veterans to useful resources whether living in assisted living facilities, nursing homes or private residences.
The Escambia County Veterans Services Officer's primary focus is to advise, instruct and counsel veterans, their spouses and children of the benefits available from the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense.
To help with information regarding the filing of claims for the following:
- Disabilities due to military service
- Veteran Administration home loans
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Discharge information
- Job services
- Illnesses related to military service
- And many more
Applicants must have proof of the following:
- Military service
- If veteran is deceased, proof of death certificate
- Spouse must have copy of marriage certificate
- Child must have copy of birth certificate
The Office of Veterans Services will apply specialized knowledge in the best way suited to meet the needs of every individual veteran or dependent who comes to the office for assistance.
Can I get help with my health care and medication?
Come by the Veterans Services Office to complete a VA Form 10-10EZ application. The Veterans Services Officer will forward this application to the local Veteran Health Administration clinic for eligibility and processing through Biloxi, Mississippi. They will send you a letter to your home address outlining your priority group, enrollment and other important health-related concerns.
Am I eligible for a VA Home Loan?
Come by the Veterans Services Office to complete a VA Form 26-1880 application. The Veterans Services Officer will send this application to the Atlanta Regional Office for processing. They will send you a communication letter to your home address outlining your current status and eligibility of the loan.