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United States Army
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Legal assistance is available to you and your family. Below, you’ll find information about claims and installation specific programs and services. If you have questions, reach out to the legal assistance program at your installation.
The mission of the Fort Hood Consolidated Claims Office is to provide accurate, thorough and timely service to all eligible claimants. The FHCCO serves the soldiers assigned or attached to Fort Hood, family members accompanying soldiers, and retirees and citizens in 102 surrounding counties. The FHCCO adjudicates various types of claims based on laws passed by Congress and implemented in Army regulations. The two primary Army policy publications relating to claims are Army Regulation (AR) 27-20 and the Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA Pam) 27-162. The FHCCO processes several types of claims on behalf of the Department of the Army including torts, article 139 claims and affirmative property claims. The directions for filing a claim are provided on the Judge Advocate General website. The Department of the Army forms cited in the information papers are available at the Department of Defense forms management program website.
The Legal Assistance Office on Fort Hood serves active-duty personnel and their eligible family members as well as all retirees and their eligible family members. Services provided include:
Legal assistance attorneys will not appear in civilian courts or give advice concerning private income producing activities. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This office is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. as well as on weekends, federal holidays and some training holidays.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 254-287-7901 or 254-287-3199, visit the office in Building 13, find us on Facebook at Fort Hood Legal Assistance Office, or send an email.
The year-round tax office, is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. as well as 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday. This office is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m., weekends, on Federal Holidays and training holidays. Clients are seen by appointment. For more information, call and leave a message at 254-288-7995.
Special Victim Counsel
Special victim counselors are legal assistance attorneys who have received special training to represent victims of sexual assault. The SVC mission is to provide confidential legal representation related to issues that may arise as a result of being sexually assaulted. The SVC will represent the client's interest even if those interests do not align with the government of the United States or the accused. SVCs will work to empower victims by fostering their understanding of the military justice program and providing clients with legal assistance. Services provided by SVC include:
The Fort Hood SVC program is located in the Fort Hood Consolidated Legal Services Building. To request an SVC, contact the hotline at 254-702-2187.