Palm Beach County veterans now have greater access to benefits they’ve earned.
The county held a grand opening Wednesday for its new South County Veterans Services Office at 345 S. Congress Ave. in Delray Beach.
“We have a lot of veterans in the Delray-Boca area,” Palm Beach County Veteran Services Supervisor Jose Capellan said. “Having an office here — closer to our clientele — allows us to serve the south county veterans a lot easier.”
The new office is open for walk-ins or appointments. Previously, most vets had to travel to the main office in West Palm Beach.
The county’s Division of Human and Veterans Services assists vets with disability and pension claims, medical care, home loans and other benefits -- for free.
Palm Beach County is home to about 100,000 veterans, the most of any county in Florida.