Roane County Government

Veterans Service Officer

Derek Sims and Jennifer Booth Roane County Tn Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Service Officers

Phone Number:

P: 865-882-4015
F: 865-951-7471


2305 N. Gateway Ave. #2
Harriman, TN 37748


Important Information

Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefits paid to veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military services. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military services, even though they may arise after service. 

Veterans in the following categories may be considered for service connections for specific disabilities:

  • Prisoners of War
  • Radiation Exposure
  • Agent Orange Exposure
  • Gulf War Veterans

Veterans diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) may be eligible for Service Connected Disability Compensation.

Health Benefits

The VA provides healthcare through an annual enrollment system. This system is based on eight categories to ensure health care is available to all enrolled Veterans. Many Veterans may qualify for cost-free health care services based on compensable service connected disabilities.

Va Health Benefits include all the necessary inpatient hospital care and outpatient services to promote, preserve, or restore your health. VHA medical facilities provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.

Improved Pension

Improved Pension is a tax-free, income based benefit paid to wartime Veterans and surviving spouses or an unmarried child, who meets certain age or disability requirements and whose income for VA purpose and assets fall within the certain limits.

Remarriage can affect eligibility of surviving spouse.

In addition to the pension benefits, the VA can pay additional benefits to those who qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free, benefit paid to eligible survivors of military service members who died in the line of duty, eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related disability or were rated 100% P&T for ten consecutive years.

Remarriage could affect eligibility.

Champ-VA and Dependents Educational Assistance are additional benefits.

Home Loan Eligibility

The VA offers a variety of home loan guaranty programs for Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, National Guard and Reserve members.

Veterans Care Guide

A guide to help veterans and/or their surviving spouses determine their eligibility, explain how to apply for benefits and cover the various veteran care options.