Veterans Services

The Veterans Service Office provides eligible veterans, dependants and survivors direct and general support and assistance in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, state of Texas and Williamson County.


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Events

Williamson County Veteran Service Office will be closed,
Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.





2013 Veterans Day
Retail and Restaurant Discounts

The following will have either free or discounted benefits to active duty military and veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.

Please contact your local locations as some locations might not participate. Also, make sure to take identifiable proof of military service, ie.; 214, VA medical card, DOD issue card, VFW or American Legion membership card, or photos from service.

Restaurants:

Applebees -- All veterans and active-duty military eat free from a limited menu on Veterans Day.

Chili's -- Veterans and service members can dine for free from a special six-item menu on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral -- Military Appreciation Monday includes a free dinner, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for military retirees, veterans, and current service members.

Famous Dave's -- Offers for free or discounted meals on Veterans Day vary by location.

Hooters -- All veterans and service members get 10 free wings with the purchase of a drink.

Krispy Kreme -- A free donut is available for all service members, retirees and veterans.

Outback Steakhouse -- Outback will offer veterans and military a free Bloomin' Onion and beverage

Subway Restaurants -- Free six-inch sub or flatbread available to military vets on Veterans Day.

Texas Roadhouse -- Free meals available to veterans from opening until 4 p.m. on Veterans Day.

T.G.I. Friday's -- Veterans and service members can buy one meal and get another free.

Abuelo's Mexican Food
-- Offers vary by region.

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurants -- Special offers for vets on Veterans Day.

RETAIL DEALS

Amazon.com -- A free downloadable MP3 album includes 12 songs performed by military bands and ensembles from now through Veterans Day.

The Dollar General -- Veterans, service members and their immediate families can receive a 10-percent discount with a Veterans Day coupon.

Home Depot -- Offers a 10 percent discount to all veterans on Veterans Day. Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount year-round to active duty military and retirees.

Lowe's -- All veterans receive the 10 percent discount for purchases of up to $5,000. A 10 percent discount is available year-round to active-duty military and retirees.

Sam's Club -- Sam's Club will give away collapsible Hugo Canes on Veterans Day to military veterans who need them.

Seven-Eleven -- On Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., veterans can get a free small Slurpee.

Cabela's Outdoor Store -- Employee discounts are being offered to all veterans, active-duty military and reserve-component troops, along with law-enforcement, fire and emergency-management personnel. Discounts vary from 5 percent to 50 percent, depending on item.

Build-a-Bear Workshop -- Members of the armed services, including the Coast Guard and ROTC, receive a 20 percent discount on any one transaction at the workshop.

Fashion Bug -- Offering 20 percent off all plus-size and misses clothing purchases with a copy of military ID or spouse's military ID.

Sports Clips Haircuts -- Offering free haircuts to active-military and veterans.

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How will the Government Shutdown affect VA Benefits?

VA Medical will not be affected by the current government shutdown as funds are approved a year in advance.  Also VA compensation payments will not be stopped during the shutdown.
Claims currently in appeal will be affected as the Board of Veterans Appeals will not decide claims during a shutdown, and claims may see a slower decision time frame depending upon how long the shutdown last.

For more detailed information on what will and will not be affected by the government shutdown, please visit:

http://www.va.gov/opa/docs/Field_Guide_20130927.pdf




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UNITED FOR THE PEOPLE ANNOUNCEMENT

FREE TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS FROM THEIR HOMES TO AUSTIN AND CEDAR PARK VA MEDICAL FACILITIES


The service area includes Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Pflugerville and Round Rock.

For more information and schedules please visit the following link.


 http://unitedforthepeople.org/veteran-transport-service/


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Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks

  • 37th Annual
  • July 4, 2013 8:30 PM
  • where: Auditorium Shores at The Long Center directions
  • conductor: Peter Bay

Admission is Free

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On July 4th, more than 100,000 people gather at Auditorium Shores for the largest Independence Day celebration in Austin.
The Austin Symphony will be under the apt baton of ASO Music Director Peter Bay.
The Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks features patriotic music and the ever-popular 1812 Overture
and spectacular fireworks over Lady Bird Lake.

The Austin Symphony’s 37th Annual July 4th Concert and Fireworks — planned and produced entirely by the ASO — is free and open to the public. The Austin Symphony Orchestra will begin performing at 8:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m., ending at 10:00 p.m. Come early, bring a picnic, claim a grassy spot and enjoy the patriotic music of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Concessions will be available on site. (Sorry, alcohol and glass containers are not permitted in the park.)

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VA Press Releases 

Austin VA Outpatient Clinic opening new location July 9th

 

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System wants Veterans to know the newly constructed Austin VA Outpatient Clinic will be open for business July 9, 2013, at 7901 Metropolis Drive in southwest Austin, Texas.

Normal clinic operations in Austin will be closed from July 4 through July 8; however, the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic at 2901 Montopolis Drive will be prepared to take a limited number of walk-ins Friday, July 5, and Monday, July 8, while the move is in process.

Starting on the July 4th holiday, movers will transport the remaining items from the current clinic on Montopolis Drive, as well as from leased space at the Southgate Building, to the new location on Metropolis Drive.  When the move is complete, all of the Austin VA outpatient services will once again be consolidated under one roof in the new location.

“With over 184,000 square feet of usable space and plenty of parking, the new Austin VA Outpatient Clinic will be the largest free-standing leased clinic of its type in the nation, approximately three times larger than the current Montopolis Clinic,” said Dr. William F. Harper, Interim Director for Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

For more information on services at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, see www.centraltexas.va.gov
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VA Starts Campaign to Raise PTSD Awareness - In observance of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step” campaign. (6/24/13)
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VA Processes Nearly All Disability Claims Pending Over 2 Years, Moves to Complete Those Older Than 1 Year - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over two years old in the inventory – have been eliminated from the backlog.  (6/20/13)
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New Technology in Place for Electronic Submission of Veterans’ Disability Claims - A new online application from the Department of Veterans Affairs enables disability compensation claims to be processed faster in a more end-to-end electronic environment, and VA is urging Veterans and their Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives to make full use of its capabilities to receive speedier decisions and reduce the backlog of claims.  (6/18/13)
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VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal, Expands Access to Careand Outreach Efforts, Directs Nationwide Community Mental Health Summits - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.  (6/3/13)
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HUD & VA TEAM UP TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES TO 9,000 HOMELESS VETS - Approximately 9,000 homeless Veterans living on the streets and in the nation’s shelter system will soon find a permanent place to call home. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to offer permanent supportive housing to homeless Veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions. (5/29/13)

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 Veterans Services - Main Office
3151 S.E. Inner Loop
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Phone: (512) 943-1900
Fax: (512) 943-1905

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. 
Closed 12:00 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m.
Driving Directions


Taylor Annex

412 Vance Street
Taylor, TX 76574  
Phone: (512) 943-1900

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Office Hours 
1st & 3rd  Wednesday of every month 
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Closed 12:00 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m.
 

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Donna Harrell, CSO, CPM
Director Veterans Services
Certified by
TVC
Accredited by DVA

James Bell
Asst. County Service Officer
Certified by TVC
Army Veteran

Thomas Belton III
Asst. County Service Officer
Certified by
TVC
USMC Veteran

Sherry Golden
Administrative Assistant

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Williamson County Courthouse
710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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