VCSO - Harris County Veterans Services

The Harris County Veterans Services Office is an advocate for veterans and their dependents in Harris County. We provide assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding compensation, pension, medical, educational, insurance, and death benefits. We also assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits.

The Veterans Services Office assists veterans and their dependents with applications for compensation, pensions, hospitalization and other benefits through an intake process that includes information and referral services. The Veterans Services Office works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other nationally chartered veterans service organizations to ensure that veterans, their dependents and survivors receive their richly deserved entitlements.

Services offered by the Veterans Services Office include the following:

  • Informs veterans, dependents, and survivors of their eligibility for benefits payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Assists in obtaining addresses for benefits payable through Social Security Administration or other government agencies

  • Completes forms for benefits that may be payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Completes forms and notifies the appropriate branch of service of the death of a retiree

  • Informs survivors of procedures regarding military benefits

  • Obtains supporting documents for claims by veterans, their spouses and dependents

  • Records original discharges (DD214) with the County Clerk’s office


Career Phase:
  • Veterans
  • Retired Military
  • Transitioning Military
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
  • No Requirement
Programs for Family Members:
  • Surviving Spouse
Service Counties:
  • Harris
Services Category:
  • VA Claims Assistance
  • Basic - Emergency Funds
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • No Requirement