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Veteran Services

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

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

  • 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.

Housing/Land Benefits

Rental assistance for homeless veterans

Rental assistance for low-income 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

VFW Post 3413 & Ladies Auxiliary

VFW Post 6441 Wimberley

American Legion Post 144

Vietnam Veterans of America

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