General Resources for U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans

U.S Department of Veterans Affairs

Florida Department of Veterans Affairs

Florida Veterans' Benefits Guide

Assisted Living

Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans

State of Florida Veterans Benefits

Center for Women Veterans CWV

Sarasota County Veterans' Services

Sarasota Vet Center - 4801 Swift Rd. Suite A Sarasota, FL 34231  941-927-8285

Manatee County Veterans Services

2016 U.S Military Retired Handbook

Homeless Veterans

U.S Department of Labor, Employment

Military Discounts

Florida Military Discounts


Financial Aid Guide for Military Personnel and Veterans -

The College Guide for Servicemembers and Veterans -

A Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges - 

Resources for U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans preparing to buy a home:

VA Home Loans

Interest rate reduction/refinance loan

VA Loan Eligibility

Certificate of Eligibility


Sarasota Applicants: 

To request a certificate of eligibility for Veterans Affairs home loan benefits, you must complete Veterans Affairs Form 26-1880 and submit it to one of Sarasota County's Veterans Affairs Eligibility Centers along with acceptable proof of service as described on the instruction page of the form.

Honorably Discharged veterans and some National Guard and Reservists may be eligible for a Veterans Affairs home loan guarantee. This guarantee, in some instances, will allow the borrower to make a low or no down payment loan. The loans are done through commercial lenders.

Sarasota County, Veteran Home Loans

Sarasota County – Home loans for Veterans. 941-861-2899  For more information email Terry Acton:

Certificate of Eligibility

Manatee County Veterans Services Home Loans

Charlotte County Veteran Services

DeSoto County Veteran Services

Hardee County Veteran Services

Educational Resources for U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans: