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Assists and counsels former and current members of the Armed Forces who reside in Palm Beach County. Services include assistance in preparing and filing claims for benefits for which they are entitled under federal, state, and local laws. Dependents and survivors of present or former members of the Armed Forces may be eligible for the services of this program. 

We will always honor our Gold Star Families and Heroes!

​​​​Free VA Hepatitis A Vaccines information 

Aid and Attendance Explained 

Non-Service Connected Pension with Aid & Attendence Effective 10/18/18 

38 CFR Part 3 Net Worth and Income Exclusions Oct 2018

Veteran Procedures

Video Icon Compensation 101: How Did I Get This Rating
Your VA Claim Exam: Know What's Next



 Missing in America Project Service on June 17, 2017


 Multiple Veteran Outreach Events

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Learn what PTSD is and how to get help


   Click on the link below for more details

“Documentary that helps veterans and their families understand PTSD!“ – “That which I Love destroys me”


Rooney, Deutch Veterans Bill Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act, authored by Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), passed the House of Representatives today with unanimous bipartisan support.

Quote from Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) 

"A despicable breed of financial predators have been advertising themselves to the veteran’s community claiming that, for a hefty fee paid by the veteran, they can speed up the claims process with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Although it is illegal under existing law for anyone who is not an approved agent to charge a fee for helping a veteran with a claim or an appeal with the VA, there is no criminal or financial penalty associated with breaking the law. This legislation will both deter and penalize fraudsters that blatantly engage in a scheme to defraud a veteran (or his or her survivor or spouse) of his or her benefits by imposing a fine, imprisonment of up to five years, or both."

Quote from Palm Beach County VSO Greg Dover  

"I am happy to see legislation being passed to protect our disabled and/or senior veterans and their spouses. The day of reckoning is upon us, at least for the Great State of Florida, where there will be measurable deterrents and penalties to drive back the predatory practices of those who would take advantage of those who deserve protection most. It has been an honor to work with Congressman Deutch's office for this worthy cause."


Meet the Staff

Rohn HultgrenRohn Hultgren served as an Infantryman in the Army from 2006 to 2012 with multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Charleston West Virginia. He is currently a Veteran Service Officer with Palm Beach County and is accredited by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and the American Legion.

Email: RHultgre@pbcgov.org
Phone: 561-276-1272

Andrew ReeseAndrew Reese enlisted in the Army in Aug 1983 and retired honorably with over 20 years of distinguished service in Aug 2003.  He is a combat veteran from Gulf War era from 1991 to 2003.   He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in History from Excelsior College and an Associate’s Degree of Arts from Palm Beach State College.  In addition, he is currently pursuing a second Bachelors of Arts in History from Florida Atlantic University.  He is currently a Veteran Service Officer with Palm Beach County and is accredited by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and American Legion.

Email: AReese@pbcgov.org

Phone: 561-276-1270


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Jason St. John served as an Infantryman in the U.S. Marines from 2005 to 2020 with multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.  He holds an Associate Degree in Computer Animation from The Art Institutes Int'l of MN.  He is currently a Veteran Service officer with Palm Beach County and is accredited by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and the American Legion.

Email: JStJohn1@pbcgov.org
Phone: 561-357-7110


Mmacea headshot.jpgMichelle Macea enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1998 and served as a Motor Transport mechanic and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. She retired as a First Sergeant in 2017. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Human Resource Management from Park University.  She is currently a Veteran Service Officer with Palm Beach County and is accredited by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) and the American Legion.

Email: MMacea@pbcgov.org
Phone:​ 561-355-4720

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