An officer (County Veterans Service Officer and staff) shall aid any county resident who served in the armed forces or nurses corps of the United States, and any orphan or dependent of the person, to prepare, submit, and present any claim against the United States or a state for benefits to which the person my be entitled under United States or state law. The officer shall defeat all unjust claims that come to the officer's attention.
Purpose & Duties
The purpose of the Nueces County Veterans Services Department is to assist veterans and their survivors deal with the often confusing and overwhelming task of completing the correct forms/applications and collecting the appropriate documentation to support a claim for federal benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If VA denies benefits, staff will assist clients compose the necessary statements and forms in filing an appeal.
Services Provided to Nueces County Veterans
- Service connected disability compensation
- Non-service connected disability pension
- Debt Waivers
- Claims for survivors benefits including
- Death (Widow's) Pension
- Burial Allowance
- Plot Allowance
- VA grave markers
- Request for military discharge documents (DD 214)
- Correction of military records
- Request for medals and decorations
- Information and referrals for:
- VA educational benefits
- VA health care
- Texas Veterans Land Board Programs
- VA home loans
Veterans Assistance Grant Program
Veterans Grant Program
This program was made possible by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance Program. The Fund for Veterans Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.