Mission United

United Way Mission United – Proudly Serving Those Who Served

Are you a Veteran, Active Duty Service Member or Military Family?

This is where you get the support you’ve earned.

Mission United is a United Way program of United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties and while Mission United is dedicated to serves those who have served, it also provides a personal though that many of the Veterans Affairs options are simply unable to accommodate, often due to capacity.

Our Mission United team’s primary role is to help Veterans navigate the system of benefits available, whether by providing those options directly or connecting our Veterans to a resource for any of the following services:

  • Employment Services
  • Legal Assistance
  • Education
  • Financial Stability
  • Health Care
  • Stability Housing

More than 34,000 Veterans call Lake or Sumter County home. Whether they left the services years ago or are currently transitioning to civilian life, many struggle with the challenges of navigating a complex system of services and finding their place in the community. Our Mission United program is a collective effort that identifies gaps and creates systemic change in the area of health care access, education, and stability assistance.

For immediate and confidential assistance, call 2-1-1

For individual assistance and case management, contact our Mission United Coordinator, Mr. Tracey Schoonmaker at 352-787-7530 ext 242 or via EMAIL.

 

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Veteran Information Briefing


Veteran Survivors Benefit:  Dependent Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is compensation available to widows or widowers whose veteran spouse dies from a service-connected disability.  All service-connected veterans’ spouses are eligible for this benefit if a death certificate states a cause of death that is directly connected to the veteran’s service-connected disability.  For example, if the veteran is service-connected for diabetes-mellitus (DM) and the cause of death is due to DM complications, the surviving spouse is entitled to DIC regardless of time served in the military.  However, if the death certificate states a cause of death unrelated to the service-connected disability, then only veterans who are totally disabled (100%) 10 years or longer would have DIC eligibility for their spouse.  For more detailed information, Click Here.

**Note – Marriage certificate, death certificate (with cause of death) is required to claim this benefit.

 

To make a donation in support of Veterans or designated to the Mission United program, visit our DONATE selections.

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Mission United – A United Way Program to Serve Those Who Have Served

For individual assistance and case management, contact our Mission United Coordinator, Mr. Tracey Schoonmaker at 352-787-7530 ext 242 or via EMAIL.

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