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The Hays County Veteran Services Office is eager to assist veterans and their dependents and survivors in accessing benefits they are entitled to through federal, state, local and nonprofit programs.

Please call our office for an appointment to meet with our Veteran Services Officer, drop by if you are in the neighborhood, or call or email.

We will help you determine which programs are available for you and assist with filling out necessary forms to receive those benefits. Assistance could be available through the Veterans Administration or other programs offered by government and non-profit agencies.

Click on the links above to learn more about the benefits available. Remember, we are happy to discuss your needs with you and assist you in navigating the application process. If you have a need we haven’t included, please contact us.

Jude Prather, 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
Email:jude.prather@co.hays.tx.us

 

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Some of our services:

Currently offering transportation to the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio Tuesdays through Thursdays. Call 512-392-8387 to schedule a ride or for details. The Veteran Services Office may also be able to assist with appointments in emergency situations, but you must call as soon as possible to schedule transportation.

Help with VA forms for benefits. Call for an appointment to see the Veteran Services Officer. Walk-ins are also welcome, but appointments are recommended for your convenience.

If you’ve been turned down for benefits, talk to us. We understand the rules under which the VA operates and how to apply those rules. Let our office help with your benefit issue.

There may be special VA benefits to assist a veteran or spouse with nursing home, assisted living, rehabilitative or in-home services.

We can help you:

Get a copy of your lost/misplaced DD-214 discharge papers ♦ Replace lost medals/awards ♦ Find assistance for prescription costs, education, etc. ♦ Please contact us and we will gladly assist you with these and other issues.

 

 

Medical Assistance and Medical Transportation

The Hays County Veteran Services Office currently offers free transportation to the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio Tuesdays through Thursdays. Call 512-392-8387 to schedule transportation for your medical appointment or to learn more about this service. The Veteran Services Office may also be able to assist with appointments in emergency situations, but you must call as soon as possible to schedule transportation.

   Aid & Attendance Program (Assisted Living Benefits, Nursing Home, In-Home Attendance) http://www.veteranaid.org/program.php

   Independent Living Assistance (assistive technology, health/rehab services, living skills training) http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/ilp.htm

   Prescriptions  http://www.pbm.va.gov/default.aspx
     
     Mail order prescription information
 

     Download form for prescription delivery here
http://www4.va.gov/VAFORMS/medical/pdf/vha-10-0426-MbM-OrderFormCombined-091808.pdf

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Housing/Land Benefits

Rental assistance for homeless veterans

http://www1.va.gov/Homeless/

Rental assistance for low-income veterans 
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/hudvet/helping.cfm

Housing assistance for disabled veterans
http://www.disability.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=118;  

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

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Jobs

Texas Workforce Solutions 

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/

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.
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/tvlp/tvlp.html

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Education

GI Bill http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Texas State University
http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/staff-contacts/veterans-affairs.html

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Benefits Offered by Hays County

The Hays County Veteran Services Office is available to assist veterans with securing the benefits to which they are entitled. For a better understanding of your benefits, or for help in filling out benefit forms, please call, email or come by our office.

Medical Transportation: Hays County is currently offering transportation to the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio Tuesdays through Thursdays. Call 512-392-8387 to schedule a ride or for details. The Veteran Services Office may also be able to assist with appointments in emergency situations, but you must call as soon as possible to schedule transportation.

Active Military Personnel: A member of the National Guard on Federal active duty, or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty, who is preparing to be deployed to serve in a hostile fire zone is exempt from paying local government fees incurred to arrange personal affairs as follows: copies of birth certificate, copies of marriage license, copies of guardianship documents and fees for issuing a marriage license or transferring title to real or personal property.

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Other Helpful Links

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/

VA Insurance http://insurance.va.gov/miscellaneous/index.htm

 

 

Veteran Organizations

National Veterans Foundation

http://nvf.org/?gclid=CJ2Ducrt_J8CFQaF7Qod0D6mjw

VFW Post 3413 & Ladies Auxiliary
http://www.vfw3413.org/

VFW Post 6441 Wimberley
http://www.wimberley.org/d/2555326_12663.htm

American Legion Post 144
http://www.sanmarcostxlegion.org/

Vietnam Veterans of America
http://www.vva.org/

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