Important Announcements:

Veterans Services Office

The Cannon County Veterans Services Office is located at: 112 S. Tatum Street, Woodbury, TN 37190.

The Cannon County Veterans Services Officer is John Basinger
Phone: (615) 563-6683
Email: john.basinger@cannoncountytn.gov

Important Links:

  • If you are in crisis, please call The Veterans Crisis Line (opens link in new tab)
  • You can review your health information at Myhealthevet (opens link in new tab)
  • You can find your benefits information at benefits (opens link in new tab)

Finding A Veteran Services Officer:

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services (opens link in new tab)
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2345
Email: TN.Veterans@tn.gov


Submitting your own claim:

Step by step instructions with what forms are need to submit your own Compensation Claim (opens a PDF file in a new tab)

VA Self Service Portal:

Here you can find all the rules and regulations for what is necessary for each claim.


Submitting a Travel Claim:

How to Submit a Travel Claim Online (opens a PDF file in new tab)


VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ’s):

VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ’s) are standardized forms used by medical experts who conduct examinations for VA disability benefits purposes. DBQ’s address a range of medical conditions and include check-the-box inquiries designed to elicit the information needed for the VA to make determinations on the issues of service connection and the proper disability rating for a condition. When completed by a private medical expert, DBQ’s can be valuable evidence used to support a claim for VA disability benefits.

To find copies of DBQ’s (opens link in new tab)


Information for Veterans and Caregivers:

Veteran Affairs Caregiver Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (opens a PDF file in new tab)

Download the Caregiver Program Information (opens a PDF file in new tab)

The Building Better Caregivers (BBC) is a free, 6-week online workshop developed by Stanford University to support caregivers of veterans of all eras. BBC brings together a community of caregivers to learn new ways to manage stress, improve communication and give and receive support in a safe and secure small group environment facilitated by trained leaders.

Need help? Visit www.caregiver.va.gov or call at 1 (855) 260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at your local VA medical center.


Federal Benefits:

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

State Benefits:

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