Veteran's Services

The Rutherford County Veterans Office assists veterans, their spouses and surviving 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.

Dominick joined our team as Veterans Service Officer in September 2015. He received his B.I.S. from Austin Peay State University and his M.S.S.W. from the University of Tennessee. Before beginning his career in Social Work, Dominick served ten-years in the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and received an Honorable Discharge. As a professional Social Worker, he has varied experience in mental health, crisis intervention, children's services, employment counseling and conflict resolution, and most recently vacated his position with Operation Stand Down Tennessee, where he provided essential services to veterans. In addition to his work history, Dominick is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, and volunteers at the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital.


 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 [3].
  • 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