Veteran Services

Our Mission

The Erath 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 benefits and ensure applications are filed through the Veterans Administration and other agencies timely and accurately. We provide free, timely and accurate advice and information to Erath County veterans and their families and coordinate with organizations within the Veterans’ community for:

  • Compensation and Pension
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Medical Care
  • Texas Veterans’ Benefits
  • Veterans Administration (VA) Loans and More

Programs & Services

Some of those programs and services include but are not limited to:

  • Aid and Attendance Benefits Claims
  • Burial Benefits Claims
  • Claims Disagreements/Appeals Assistance
  • Death/Widow’s Pension Claims
  • Debt Waivers Assistance
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Claims
  • Disability Compensation Claims
  • Discharge Upgrades
  • Educational Benefits
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Home Loan Benefits
  • Housebound Benefits Claims
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Non-Service Connected Pension Claims
  • Obtaining Discharge Documents, Military Medical Records, and Medals/Decorations
  • Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
  • Texas State Benefits Information for Disabled Veterans
  • Veterans Homes

Veteran’s Office

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. 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. We are located in the Courthouse Annex, Donald R Jones Justice Building on the square on the corner of Graham and College Streets, Room 107. If you need wheelchair assistance, park in the handicap parking and call us. We will meet you outside to assist you up the ramp.

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 Erath County veterans and their families. We appreciate the opportunity and privilege to serve you.

Donald R. Jones Justice Center Security Protocols

Since the Texas Legislature enacted the Courthouse Security Act of 2017, the public shall only enter the building through the main entrance located at the intersection of S. Graham and W. McNeill. After entering, visitors must pass through a metal detector and all bags, purses, and miscellaneous affects shall be searched.