Legal Assistance
Building 13, 52d St (west of the III Corps Hqs bldg)
Fort Hood, TX 76544

Phone 254-287-7901/3199/2509-2514
Phone (DSN) 312-737-7901/3199/2509/2514
Fax 254-287-5297
Fax (DSN) 312-737-5297

Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thur: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed on training holidays, federal holidays & Thur morning

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Legal Assistance

Legal Services

III Corps Client Services (Legal Assistance, Claims & Tax Assistance)

Claims Service

The 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.

  • Tort Claims - Claims against the U.S. for personal injury, death, or property damage caused by the negligence of military personnel acting in the scope of employment or occurring incident to the noncombat operations of the armed services. These include claims under the Military Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, the National Guard Claims Act, the Foreign Claims Act, and a number of other claims statutes.
  • Personnel Claims - Effective 1 Oct 09, all Personnel Claims must be submitted online to CPCS at http://www.JAGCNet.army.mil/PCLAIMS or call the Center at 1-502-626-3000 or DSN 536-3000 with questions.

For more information, find us on Facebook @ Fort Hood Area Claims Office. 

Legal Assistance 

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, or to schedule an appointment, call 254-287-7901 or 254-287-3199, or visit the office in Bldg 13, or send us a private message on our Facebook page – Fort Hood Legal Assistance Office.

For more information, find us on Facebook @ Fort Hood Legal Assistance Office.

Tax Assistance

The Fort Hood Tax Center is located in Bldg 13 on 52d St. The tax center has its own entrance at the rear of Bldg 13.  The tax center will be open from 22 Jan thru 17 Apr.  After that time, all services will be provided at the year-round tax office. The Tax Center is currently open Mon-Wed & Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thu, 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  We operate on an appointment basis.  Call 254-288-7995 or 254-287-3294 to schedule an appointment. Our year-round tax office is located in Bldg 13 and during the tax season (Jan - Apr) is accessed through the tax center entrance.

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 now seen by appointment only since 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 254-288-5040.

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:

  • Accompanying/advising clients during interviews, examinations, hearings, and court-marital proceedings. 
  • Representing clients in court-martial, as permitted by law.
  • Refer clients to Trial Defense Services for collateral misconduct, if necessary.
  • Advocate for client with regard to disposition options.
  • Assist clients with post-trial submissions, to include victim impact statements.
  • Advise clients on collateral civil issues arising from the crime.
  • Provide Legal Assistance services to client, as needed.
  • Answer any questions that client may have about the courts-martial process.

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.


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Community Legal Aid Services
Resources for community legal aid.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

Army Legal Services
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