Veterans Benefit Specialist
Gary Valinski is the newest member of our team, and his expertise in Veterans Affairs is a welcome and invaluable addition to the Veterans Benefits Services we provide. He recently retired from Sarasota County Veterans Service Unit where he served as a Veterans Service Officer for 8 years. He assisted Sarasota County Veterans and their families with VA claims for Disability Compensation, Pension, as well as the Aid & Attendance Program.
Like many large governmental institutions, the bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs can be overwhelming. Veterans seeking information on benefits often have to do it alone. Thankfully, the VA now allows Attorneys to represent and advise Veterans. Life Planning Law Firm, P.A. is proud to be one of the few law firms in Sarasota to be Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and empowered to help Veterans pursue the benefits to which they are entitled and deserve.
Gary enlisted in the US Navy in 1966, with assignments aboard the USS Seminole, with the Naval Support Activity My Tho Vietnam, and the Atlantic Fleet Headquarters in Norfolk VA. Gary finished his military service in the Pennsylvania National Guard and retired as a Major with 30 years of total service.