The Ellis County Veterans Services Office provides assistance to military veterans, their dependents and survivors who may be eligible for benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the State of Texas.
The Veterans Service Officer is an advocate for veterans and their families who reside in Ellis County; and can provide important information and guidance in navigating through the various VA and State benefit programs.
Services Offered through the Veterans Services Office (not all inclusive):
Filing Disability Compensation Claims with VA
Filing Non-Service Connected Pension Claims with VA
Filing Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Claims with VA
Filing Widow's or Survivor's Pension Claims with VA
Filing Aid and Attendance Benefits Claims with VA
Filing Housebound Benefits Claims with VA
Obtaining discharge documents, military medical records, military personnel records and medals/decorations
Providing assistance with filing a Disagreement or an Appeal with the VA
Providing assistance with filing a Debt Waiver or Debt Disagreement request with the VA
Provide assistance with Military Discharge Upgrade Requests
Provide assistance with filing a Burial Benefit claim with the VA
Provide general info on Texas State benefits for Disabled Veterans and Eligible Survivors
Provide general info on Property Tax Exemption benefits for Disabled Veterans and Eligible Survivors