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Dept of Veterans Affairs
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210 E. Ferguson
Tyler, Texas 75702

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
M - F

Phone - (903) 590-2950
Fax - (903) 526-5255

 
Staff  
Michael Roark, Veterans Service Officer

Andrea Odom, Assistant Veterans Service Officer

Vacant, Assistant Veteran Service Officer

 
Mission Statement:
(Quoted from Chapter 434, Subchapter B, Section 434.035, Texas Government Code)
“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 may be entitled under United States or state law. The officer shall defeat all unjust claims that come to the officer’s attention.”.
 
Purpose and Duties:
The purpose of the Smith County’s 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 benefits. Staff of this Department interviews and advises clients on entitlements, helps in filing service connected disability claims, answers and researches inquiries regarding medical, educational, home loans and other benefits, assists clients in completing federal and state forms and in filing appeals with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This county office also serves as a liaison with veterans' organizations and ensures compliance with all federal and state laws.
 
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