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Posted on: March 11, 2022

MONROE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM & SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS REMINDERS

Cathy Crane and Dawn Crane look at a computer screen. A tv shows a picture of the VA staff.

If you are a Veteran and need transportation to and from medical appointments at or around the Miami VA Hospital, Monroe County Veterans Affairs offers round trip transportation Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for scheduled appointments. Transportation departs Key West at 5 a.m. and returns from the hospital at 2 p.m. Pickup and dropoff are at areas throughout the Florida Keys. Reservations can be made by calling 305-295-5159 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Monroe County Veterans Affairs also has a Marathon satellite office on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Library Marathon Branch, 3490 Overseas Highway, Marathon.

The satellite office offers all the services found at the Key West and Key Largo Veterans Affairs offices and is staffed with an accredited Veterans Service Officer. Appointments are recommended but not required—call 305-295-5150 to make an appointment.

Services provided by Monroe County Veterans Affairs include:

  • Monetary Compensation
    • Service-related disabilities
    • Non-service connected pensions
    • Burial benefits
    • Survivor’s benefits
    • Educational and vocational rehabilitation benefits
    • VA home loan eligibility assistance
    • Appellate claims management for any denied benefit 
  • Nonmonetary Benefits
    • Military service medal, decoration, and award issuance or replacement
    • Military service records or document requisitions
    • VA Healthcare application assistance
    • Documentation assistance in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs for: 
      • Disabled Veterans license tags
      • Property tax exemptions
      • Educational benefits