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Veteran Services

Hays County veterans and families who need assistance are encouraged to email the Hays County Veteran Services Office at or call 512-392-8387 and leave a message for assistance. Due to staff shortages, we are currently not accepting walk-ins at this time and will be operating on an appointment-based schedule only.

A Place to Call Home – a story by a formerly unhoused veteran

The Hays County Veteran Service Office was established to provide U.S. military veterans and their dependents with accessing benefits through local, state, federal and nonprofit programs. Our office is accredited through the Texas Veterans Commission which allows us to provide assistance with veteran’s benefits. We are not an entity of the Department of Veteran Affairs; however, we work in collaboration with the Veteran’s Benefits Administration. Our office can help you determine which programs you may qualify for and assist with the application process for them.

Our office is pleased to serve those who have served our country and their dependents. For concerns and questions, please contact us 512.392.8387.

Navigating the VA system can be overwhelming and our office is here to help. Our accredited Veteran Service Officers are trained to handle complex cases. We partner with many auxiliary organizations to provide assistance with programs in and out of the VA.

Hope 4 Hays County Veterans Flyer

Hope 4 Hays County Veterans Brochure

Hays County Veterans Services Staff

Jude Prather, Veteran Services Officer
Michael Hernandez, Assistant Veteran Services Officer
Stephanie Brown, Assistant County Veteran Service Officer
Amanda Torres, Hope for Hays County Veterans Case Manager
Nikki McGoldrick, Administrative Assistant

111 E. San Antonio Street (County Courthouse), Rm. 200
San Marcos, TX  78666

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 512-392-8387    FAX: 512-393-7718

Main services

Claim Assistance with the following:

  • Disability Compensation
  • Compensation Appeals
  • Pensions
  • Aid and Attendance
  • Dependent Indemnity Compensation
  • Veteran Affairs Health Application
  • Service Records Request
  • And many more

  • Other Services
    Counseling for veterans & their families

    Resources for housing assistance
    Resources for financial assistance
    Information on educational benefits
    Information on VA grants
    Assistance with VA programs such as: nursing homes, assisted living, rehabilitative or in-home services for the veteran and spouse.

Housing/Land Benefits

Rental assistance for homeless veterans

Housing assistance for disabled veterans

Independent living assistance

VA house loans   ,

Texas VA Land Board

House purchase assistance


Texas Workforce Solutions

Texas Workforce Solutions – Texas Veterans Leadership Program
Transitional assistance, help with deciding on your next career, résumé writing and interviewing tips, apprenticeship programs, vocational training, assistance with education – lots of great information for entering or re-entering the civilian workforce.

Other Helpful Links

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Insurance

Texas Veteran Commission

Veteran Organizations

National Veterans Foundation

Vietnam Veterans of America

In My Area

VFW Post 3413 & Ladies Auxiliary

VFW – Post 12058 Kyle/Buda

Central Texas AMVETS

VFW Post 6441 Wimberley

American Legion Post 144
San Marcos

VFW Post#2933
Dripping Springs

American Legion Post 290
Dripping Springs

Hays County