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Fannin County Veteran Services

Paul Chandler, VCSO

Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center

1201 East 9th Street

Bonham, Texas 75418

903.583.2111 x 36390

vso@fanninco.net


MISSION

“To serve as a resource for the veterans and veteran families of Fannin County and surrounding areas, that they may be competently served in pursuit of benefits available to them following service to their country”

VISION

“That every veteran and their family member will know the deep appreciation and respect of their country for their unselfish service

VALUES

Integrity, Transparency, Respect, Inclusivity


Office Hours

MONDAY*

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY*

FRIDAY

INPATIENT APPOINTMENTS

830am – 930am

INPATIENT APPOINTMENTS

830am – 930am

INPATIENT APPOINTMENTS

830am – 930am

INPATIENT APPOINTMENTS

830am – 930am

INPATIENT APPOINTMENTS

830am – 930am

10AM-12PM

SCHEDULED

APPOINTMENTS SEEN FIRST

10AM - 12PM

WALK-IN ONLY

10AM - 12PM

WALK-IN ONLY

10AM - 12PM

WALK-IN ONLY

10AM-12PM

SCHEDULED

APPOINTMENTS SEEN FIRST

1PM – 2PM

WALK-IN ONLY

 

INPATIENT

ORIENTATION

 

1PM – 4PM

WALK-IN ONLY

 

1PM – 4PM

WALK-IN ONLY

 

1PM – 4PM

WALK-IN ONLY

 

1PM – 4PM

SCHEDULED

APPOINTMENTS ONLY

*The VCSO has a standing out-of-office commitment every Monday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm, and a bimonthly out-of-office commitment, Thursday afternoons from 1pm-4pm

All efforts are made to be available in-office, as often as possible to meet client needs. Posted office hours are subject to change based on varying circumstances, including standing commitments in the community that require out-of-office attention. SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ARE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ENSURE THAT YOU WILL BE SEEN BY THE FANNIN COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER. DIC and SURVIVOR PENSION CLAIMS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please note that all appointments are given a 10-minute grace period.

WALK-IN CLIENTS ARE SEEN ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS. Walk-in clients please note that time with clients can run from just a few minutes to over an hour or more, depending on the client’s particular needs and considerations. WALK-IN CLIENTS PLEASE CONSIDER CALLING OR EMAILING IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE THAT THE VCSO IS IN.

INCLEMENT WEATHER & HOLIDAYS:

The Fannin County Veterans Service Office FOLLOWS THE INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY AND HOLIDAY SCHEDULE of Fannin County, Texas. Information regarding inclement weather and other county offices closings can be found on the Fannin County website: www.co.fannin.tx.us/


EXAMPLES OF PROVIDED SERVICES

  • General VA Benefits Consultation

  • Service Connected Disability Claims

  • Non Service Connected (NSC) Pension Claims

  • Survivor Pension Claims

  • Dependency & Indemnity (DIC) Claims

  • Notices of Disagreement (NOD’s)

  • Appeals to the Board of Veteran Appeals

  • Records Requests

  • Records Correction Applications

  • Discharge Status Review & Discharge Status Change Requests

  • Education, Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals

  • Certificates of Eligibility (COE’s)

  • Burial Reimbursements, Burial Headstone Requests, Flag Requests

  • Referrals


DOCUMENTATION FREQUENTLY REQUIRED FOR CLAIM(s)

  • DD214(s)

  • Medical Evidence of Injury or Illness (doctors’ diagnoses and medical notes, MRI’s, CT Scans, ECG’s, etc.)

  • Evidence of military service connection (AAR’s, STR’s, MTR’s, statements, photos, news stories, etc.)

  • Marriage certificate(s)

  • Birth certificate(s)

  • Annual Social Security Statement(s)

  • Current Bank Statements

  • Official Death Certificate

  • Itemized Funeral Home Invoices


USEFUL URL’s

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Texoma https://www.tcog.com/client-services/adrc/

Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/vethomes/index.html?p=bonham

Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov

eBenefits https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

Fannin Central Appraisal District https://www.fannincad.org/

Fannin Co. Veterans Treatment Court https://fannincountyda.com/divisions/north-texas-regional-veterans-court/

Military Veteran Peer Network https://www.texvet.org/partners/mvpn-military-veteran-peer-network

Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=18

Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare https://www.metrocareservices.org/mfc

Texas Veterans Commission http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/

Texas Veterans Land Board http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/

Texas Veterans Portal https://veterans.portal.texas.gov/

Veteran Justice Outreach Program https://www.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp


Thank you to our many Fannin County Veterans and Veteran families for their service and their sacrifice.

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