Veteran Services Division - Community Services Department
St. Lucie County's Department of Community Services' mission is to provide assistance to residents to improve quality of life through information, resources, and services.
The Veteran Services Division strives to:
Provide services with the highest level of sensitivity, compassion and understanding of Veterans and their families.
Assist St. Lucie County veterans and their families through counseling and assistance in applying for VA benefits under Federal and State laws, which may result in monetary gain and medical care.
Provide transportation for disabled and disadvantaged veterans to the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, at no cost to veterans, in order to receive VA medical care.
Maintain a network with other social agencies in St. Lucie County in order to provide a larger base of benefits which may be available to veterans and their families thereby offering them a better quality of life.
You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are:
- A Veteran
- A Veterans Dependent
- A Surviving Spouse or Child of a Deceased Veteran
- A Member of the Reserves or National Guard
- An Active Duty Service Member
Assistance is available for:
- Service Connected compensation
- Non-service connected pension
- Health care
- Home Loan guarantees
- Burial benefits
- Dependent/survivors benefits
- Lost military records/application to request DD214
- Property tax exemptions
- Transportation to scheduled VA Medical Center appointments
When you visit the office, you will work with accredited Veteran Services Officers and professional staff.
Phone: (772) 337-5670
Fax: (772) 337-5678
Two locations for your convenience!
Dorothy J. Conrad Building
(formerly the Walton Road Annex Bldg.)
1664 S.E. Walton Road, Suite 205
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday * 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays * 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
437 N 7th Street
Fort Pierce, FL34950
Monday and Friday * 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Veteran's Advisory Board
In December of 1987, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) passed a resolution (#88-66) establishing an Ad hoc Veterans' Advisory Council. Ad hoc boards meet only when required to prepare and/or vote on a formal recommendation requested or approved by the BOCC. The purpose of the Council is to coordinate the timing of the activities of the various Veteran organizations and to be an informal clearinghouse for information. The Council may provide recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners concerning veteran activities.
Ad hoc committees whose purpose is not established in County ordinance or State Statute are to be given specific tasks and projects by the BOCC. The resolution that created these committees is not sufficient for the created group to proceed with a project or task. An Ad hoc committee can submit a written request to the Board through the staff liaison to pursue a specific project. There are specific requirements for this process that can be obtained through the staff contact.
All advisory boards are subject to review at least once every five years.