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AARP Florida Veterans Resources

AARP has a long history of supporting veterans and military families. This includes about six million military service members who are AARP members today. At AARP Florida, we’re providing Florida-specific resources for veterans across our state.

For 24/7 counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 988, Press 1. For Florida-specific information, call the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MyFLVet (1-844-693-5838) or dial 211.

Veterans Florida
Veterans Florida is a non-profit created by the State of Florida to help military veterans transition to civilian life and to promote Florida’s status as the nation’s most veteran-friendly state. Veterans Florida provides powerful tools for veterans to take advantage of the benefits of living and working in the Sunshine State.

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
FDVA is the point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support.

Florida Veterans Foundation
The Florida Veterans Foundation serves as the statewide lead organization for Florida veterans and their families by providing direct services and partnering with state and local governments, veteran service organizations, and educational institutions to improve their physical, financial, mental, emotional, and social well-being.

Northeast Florida Women Veterans Association
Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Inc., operates a resource center to provide supportive and career services to women veterans, plan and participate in community events to encourage women veterans to get involve and reintegrate into the community they live, and advocate for and promote community awareness of their challenges and accomplishments at the local, state and national level.

National Association of Veterans and Families
The National Association of Veterans and Families is a 501(c)3 which serves as the advocate for our Forgotten Veterans who gave so much for our country. They ensure veterans get the help they need all at no cost to them or their families.

AARP Veterans, Active Duty, and Military Families Webpage
AARP brings together valuable resources to meet the unique needs of veterans and their loved ones, including community programming, timely information, and access to discounts. Our Veterans and Military Families initiative offers tools tailored to the military community for family caregiving, accessing earned military-service benefits, fighting fraud, and finding meaningful employment through AARP’s Veterans & Military Spouses Job Center.

AARP Military Caregiving Guide
When you’re a caregiver of a U.S. veteran, you start younger and care longer. That’s why AARP created the FREE Military Caregiving Guide for Veterans, Service Members, and their Families.

AARP Caregiving Resource Center
AARP is fighting to support America’s nearly 48 million family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home—where they want to be.

Florida Caregiver Resources
The AARP Florida caregiver resource guide can help you find the local organizations, services and support available to family caregivers.

USDVA Support for Caregivers
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. 
Veterans Florida Career Services
Veterans Florida provides military veterans tools and services to help veterans achieve personal and professional goals. The Veterans Services Team will personally assist with career assistance service, career placement service, Florida skillbridge service, and agriculture.

CareerSource Florida
CareerSource Florida helps Floridians find careers in every industry. Whether you’re looking for a job, making a strategic career move, or building your own business, CareerSource Florida can help you reach your goal at no cost to you.

Veteran Career Advantage Course
AARP offers the FREE Veteran Career Advantage Course, which prompts military veterans to examine their experience, understand the unique challenges related to job seeking for veterans, military, and their families. This course will focus on career planning and skills development, such as resume writing and improving interviewing skills, for those seeking employment.

Veteran and Military Family Job Center
When you’re a veteran or military spouse, knowing where to start your job search and getting employers to understand your experience can be challenging.
AARP's Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center has free courses, tools, and resources to give you an edge in your job search.

Veterans and Military Spouses Job Search Toolkit
AARP offers a job search toolkit to assist veterans and military spouses in leveraging military service, skills, and experience to navigate career transitions.

AARP Job Board
Match years of valuable experience with employers that are committed to an age-diverse workforce with AARP’s Job Board. You can narrow your search with easy-to-use filters to focus on what matters most –whether it’s where you work or how you work – like full-time or part-time.

Tips and Tools That Can Help Veterans Get Jobs
AARP offers resources to update your résumé and find employers that offer programs for veterans.

Social Security and Military Service
AARP offers a breakdown of “special credits” veterans receive for military service.

VA Pension Aid
The Florida Veterans Foundation offers a breakdown of pension benefit programs.

VA Financial Hardship Assistance
Veterans from all around the state are experiencing homelessness, loss of jobs, food insecurity, and needing emergency financial assistance. The Florida Veterans Foundation has an established program that supports veterans in need during an emergency and partners with other organizations like the American Legion to help facilitate the process on a case-by-case basis.

AARP Veteran Fraud Center
Veterans, active-duty service members and their families are nearly 40% more likely than civilians to lose money to scams and fraud. The AARP Fraud Watch Network, Operation Protect Veterans and other resources offer resources to prevent fraud in your home.

Operation Protect Veterans
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and AARP joined forces to create Operation Protect Veterans, and provide valuable information and resources that veterans, their loved ones, and their friends can use to help protect against scammers.
Find VA Health Care
Find a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care office near you.

Veteran and Military Family Health Benefits Navigator
The AARP’s Veterans and Military Families Initiative is working to ensure that those who have sacrificed for our country are connected and informed about their earned and deserved benefits. The Veterans & Military Families Health Benefits Navigator 2.0 was developed to help veterans, their families and their caregivers find and obtain service-related health care benefits.

Enroll in VA Healthcare
This free tool from AARP helps you find the right information from VA, DoD, Medicare, Medicaid

AARP Florida Monthly Veterans Newsletter
The AARP Florida Veterans Newsletter is a monthly resource guide providing tips on navigating topics like Veterans benefits, support groups, caregiving and more.

AARP Experience Counts
AARP Experience Counts is a free e-newsletter and digital community that celebrates the American Dream and taps into the know-how of those keeping it alive
24/7 White House VA Hotline: 855-948-2311

VA Benefits Hotline: 844-698-2311

VA Caregiving Hotline: 855-260-3274

VA Crisis Line for Mental Health: 800-273-8255

VA Loan Center Hotline: 800-827-0648

Health Care Debt Relief: 888-827-4817

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