Sumter County Veteran Services is a county agency created to assist all former, present and future members of the Armed Forces of the United States and their dependents in preparing claims for and securing compensation, hospitalization, vocational training and other benefits or privileges to which they may be entitled under any Federal or State law or regulation by reason of their service in the Armed Forces of the United States.
All services rendered under their subsection of Florida Statutes (FS 292.05) shall be without charge to the claimant.
For certain Veterans the VA National Income Threshold (based on previous year’s gross household income) and/or net worth, is used to determine eligibility for Priority Group 5 assignment and cost-free VA health care. Applicable VA pension income thresholds are used to determine eligibility for cost-free medications and/or beneficiary travel benefits.
A VA pension may provide income to make life more secure for Veterans and their loved ones. Pension is a needs-based benefit for wartime Veterans with limited or no income who are age 65 or older or who have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.