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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.
Claims ServiceThe mission of the Fort Hood Consolidated Claims Office (FHCCO) is to provide accurate, thorough, and timely service to all eligible claimants. The FHCCO serves the soldiers assigned or attached to Fort Hood, the family members accompanying soldiers, and retirees and citizens in 102 surrounding counties. The FHCCO adjudicates various types of claims based on laws passed by the Congress of the United States 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 is provided on the JAG website. The DA Forms cited in the information papers are available at the Department of Defense Forms Management Program site.
For more information, find us on Facebook @ Fort Hood Area Claims Office.
The Legal Assistance Office (LAO) on Fort Hood serves active duty personnel and their eligible family members, all retirees and their eligible family members.
Services provided include: legal counseling, preparation of letters, preparation of Wills, preparation of powers of attorney, notary service, negotiate legal disputes with third parties, review and explanation of legal documents (sales contracts, leases, court documents, etc.), and provide pro se assistance in limited situations (some divorce matters, name change, step-parent adoptions), referrals to civilian attorney (when appropriate), and referral to other military or civilian agencies.
Legal assistance attorneys will not appear in civilian courts or give advice concerning private income producing activities.
Hours are Mon-Thu, 0900-1200 and 1300-1600 and Fri, 1300-1600. This office is closed for lunch from 1200-1300, and on weekends, Federal Holidays and training holidays.
For more information, find us on Facebook @ Fort Hood Legal Assistance Office.
The year-round tax office, is open Mon-Thur, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Fri, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. This office is closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., weekends, and on Federal Holidays and training holidays.
Clients are seen by appointment only because we only have one individual available to prepare taxes. For more information, send us a private message on our Facebook page, Fort Hood Tax Center, or call and leave a message at 254-288-7995.
For more information, find us on Facebook @ Fort Hood Tax Center.
Special Victim Counsel
Special Victim Counsel (SVCs) 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.
Special Victim Counsel Services:
The Fort Hood Special Victim Counsel (SVC) Program is located in the Fort Hood Consolidated Legal Services Building.
To request an SVC, contact the hotline at 254-702-2187.