Florida is home to almost one and half million Veterans, and it’s a state that provides important benefits that extend beyond the national compensation and VA care available to disabled Veterans. Your VA disability rating can impact the extent of the benefits that you and your family can receive, which can have a direct and immediate impact on your financial health.
Let’s examine those Florida Veteran benefits that have a connection to a disability rating:
- Education: The Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans, a program offered through the Florida Department of Education, provides higher education scholarship opportunities for dependent children and spouses of Veterans with a 100% disability rating. This scholarship may be received in addition to the VA’s Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance, which is also available to Veterans with a 100% disability rating. (Sources: FDVA-Benefits-Guide.pdf (floridavets.org) and VA Education Benefits For Survivors And Dependents | Veterans Affairs)
- Basic Property Tax Exemption: Florida Veterans with a disability rating of 10% or higher are entitled to a $5,000 deduction on the assessment of their home for tax exemption purposes. Source: Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemptions By State and Disability Rating (veteransunited.com)
- Homestead Exemption: Veterans with a 100% disability rating may be entitled to a full property tax exemption. Source: Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemptions By State and Disability Rating (veteransunited.com)
At REE Medical, we specialize in providing Veterans with accurate and complete Disability Benefit Questionnaires (DBQs). Our benefit consultants are ready to get you started on the path to obtaining the documentation you need to support your claim. Reach out to our team to see if REE Medical’s disability rating review services are a fit for your case.