The Hays County Veteran Service Office was established to provide 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.
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 or come by our office.
Walk-ins are welcomed, appointments are preferred.
Jude Prather, Veteran Services Officer
Miles Nelson, Assistant Veteran Services Officer
Sasha Mathews, Assistant Veteran Services Officer
111 E. San Antonio Street (County Courthouse), Suite 200, San Marcos, TX 78666
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 512-392-8387 FAX: 512-393-7718
Claim Assistance with the following:
- Disability Compensation
- Compensation Appeals
- Aid and Attendance
- Dependent Indemnity Compensation
- Veteran Affairs Health Application
- Service Records Request
- And many more
- 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.
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.
Rental assistance for homeless veterans
Rental assistance for low-income veterans
Housing assistance for disabled veterans
Independent living assistance: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/ilp.htm
VA house loans http://www.homeloans.va.gov/ ,
Texas VA Land Board http://www.glo.state.tx.us/vlb/
House purchase assistance http://www.glo.state.tx.us/vlb/vhap/index.html
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
National Veterans Foundation
VFW Post 3413 & Ladies Auxiliary
VFW Post 6441 Wimberley
American Legion Post 144
Vietnam Veterans of America