Hood & Somervell Counties - Veterans' Service Office

The Hood/Somervell County Veterans' Service Office provides a variety of functions for the benefit of our veterans, families, surviving spouses and the community. Our mission is to provide the latest information regarding entitlements and ensure applications are filed through the Veterans Administration and other agencies timely and accurately. We provide courteous experienced counsel to Hood and Somervell County veterans and their families and coordinate with organizations within the Veterans' community for education, compensation and pension, medical care, insurance, VA loans, Texas Veterans' benefits, and more. Some of those programs and services include but are not limited to:

  • Disability Compensation Claims
  • Non-Service Connected Pension Claims
  • Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Claims
  • Death /Widow's Pension Claims
  • Aid and Attendance Benefits Claims
  • Housebound Benefits Claims
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Burial Benefits Claims
  • Educational Benefits
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Home Loan Benefits
  • Veterans Homes
  • Discharge Upgrades
  • Obtaining discharge documents, military medical records, and medals/decorations
  • Claims Disagreements/Appeals Assistance
  • Debt Waivers Assistance
  • Texas State Benefits Information for Disabled Veterans
  • Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Walk ins are always welcome, however we often visit home-bound Veterans so we encourage you to call our office first so we can reserve personal time for you. In Hood County, we are located in the Historic Hood County Courthouse on the square on the Houston Street side first floor behind the elevator. If you need wheelchair assistance, park in the handicap parking and call us. We will meet you outside to assist you up the ramp. Our Somervell County office is located in the Somervell County Annex. Use the back door entrance.

We are not a part of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more commonly known as the "VA". The County Veterans' Service Officer is appointed by the County Commissioners Court to serve Hood and Somervell County veterans and their families. We appreciate the opportunity and privilege to serve you.

Monday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday Hours: 
8:00am - 5:00pm
No Requirement
Era of Service: 
No Requirement
Programs for Family Members: 
All Spouses
Military Spouse
Surviving Spouse
Vet Spouse
Career Phase: 
Retired Military
Transitioning Military
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge