Gateway to the Big South Fork

Veterans Services

phone (423) 663-4289  |  email email  |  hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

The Scott County Veterans Office assists veterans, their spouses, and family members to secure benefits earned through service to our nation. Benefits provided to veterans are available from federal, state and county levels of government.

Scott County’s Veterans Service Officer is Ron Keeton. His office is located in the Scott County Office Building and can assist veterans with the following benefits:

State Benefits

• State Veterans Cemeteries Click for Burial Eligibility
• State veterans homes
• Free license plates for 100% service connected disabled veterans, Ex-POW’s, and recipients of MOH, DSC, NC or AFC
• Property tax relief for 100% permanently and totally disabled veterans and/or their surviving spouses.
• Free hunting and fishing licenses for Veterans with 30% or more war service connected disabilities, after an initial one time fee of $10.
• Parking privileges for free license plate holders
• Veterans preference in state employment
• Credit for military service in state employment
• Motor vehicle privilege tax exemption (wheel tax, etc., per state/county) for 100% disabled veterans
• Special/Memorial license plates for certain veterans
• Reemployment rights of public employees
• Registration of discharges by county registrar at no fee

Federal Benefits

• Compensation for service connected disabilities
• Death and indemnity compensation for dependents and survivors
• Burial Benefits
• Servicemen’s/Veterans Group Life Insurance
• Disability and Death Pension
• Medical and hospital care
• Nursing home care
• Drug and alcohol dependence treatment
• Education benefits
• Employment benefits
• Vocational rehabilitation
• Dependents educational assistance
• Special adapted motor vehicles
• Adaptive equipment for motor vehicles
• Grants for specially adapted homes
• Home loans
• Upgrading of military discharges
• Services and aids for blind veterans
• Assistance to homeless veterans
• Small and disadvantaged business utilization
• Disabled Veterans Outreach
• Re-employment rights
• Clothing allowance for prosthetic or orthopedic appliance users

External Links

» U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
» Tennessee Department of Veterans Services
» Military Report: Weekly benefits updates
» Pre-registration for burial in Tennessee state cemeteries
» Jobs4TN
» Mountain Home Veterinary Affairs Medical Center
» Agent Orange Ships List

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