Veterans Services

Mike Lauricella
403 12th Street
P. O. Box 877
Bandera, Texas 78003
Cell: 830-460-1643

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7AM - 5PM
Appointments are available. Please call or email to reserve an appointment.

Mission Statement
The Bandera County Veterans Service officer is responsible for assisting Armed Forces Veterans and their dependents who reside in Bandera County of the benefits available to them under U.S. Federal and State laws. The Veterans Service Officer reports to the County Judge, and performs duties under the technical guidelines established by the Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans Benefits Administration, and Federal Law under C.F.R. 38.  There is no charge for our services.
Some of the programs this office can assist with includes:
  • Service Connected Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Pension
  • Widows Benefits
  • Burial Benefits
  • Education Benefits
  • Obtaining Military Records
  • Hospital / Outpatient Benefits
  • Other Local Assistance Information
  • Property tax exemptions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans
  • Applying for special license plates
  • Obtaining Certificate of Eligibility for Home Loan
  • Requesting & Registering DD-214 or other Discharge Documents
Checklist to File a Claim

Claim for disability benefits (Compensation)
1. Copy of DD-214 (Member 4 Copy)
2. Copy of Service Medical Record / Service Treatment Record (If Available)
3. Copy of any private medical records (if any outside care completed)

Claim for disability pension (Pension)
1. Copy of DD-214
2. All necessary income and asset information (for all members of a household)
3. If under 65, any military, VA, SSA, or private records showing disability or inability to work.

Claim for Special Monthly Compensation / Pension (SMC / SMP)
1. Healthcare provider is required to complete VA Form 21-2680 to submit with application to show need for assistance with activities of daily living (ADL's)