Texas Veterans Benefits
Education, Claims Counseling and Representation
Texas Veterans have opportunities to further their education through a program overseen and regulated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and administered by Texas Veterans Commission called The Hazelwood Act. For information, toll free call 1-877-898-3833 or Email e-mail. You may also stop by the County Service office for more information. TVC also offers Claims Counseling Services and Representation to the VA for claims filed on your behalf.
Texas Veterans Commission provides a Veterans Employment Representative through the Texas Workforce Commission to offer counseling and employment placement services and referrals specifically for veterans. If you are a veteran and need of employment, you may contact our local representative.
Veterans Employment Representative
Texas Veterans Commission
919 E. Highway 377 Ste 8,
Granbury Texas 76048-1436
(817)573-4282 Ext. 3510
Texas Veterans Land Board Loans and Additional Benefits
Texas Veterans Land Board offers Veterans Land Loans for the purchase of one acre or more.
Texas Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP) offers an opportunity for a VLB home loan for the purchase of a primary residence.
The Texas Veterans Home Improvement Program offers opportunities for substantial improvements to your primary residence with no down payment required.
The Texas State Veterans Cemetery Program and the Texas State Veterans Home Program for long term care are two more benefits offered.
For more information on eligibility for these programs, you may apply online or call 1-800-252-VETS (8387)
Women Military Veterans in Texas
Texas Veterans Commission announced the award of a $250,000 grant from the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance to address the unique needs of women Veterans in Texas.
Grace After Fire, a non-profit organization which provides confidential support and access to trauma, mental health, addiction and community services, received the grant.
“Many women Veterans who have experienced combat trauma find themselves homeless, alone and without hope,” says Bill Wilson, Director of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. “Grace After Fire provides critical support to enable women Veterans to live the lives they fought for and deserve.”
Without access to services like those provided by Grace After Fire, women Veterans might find themselves falling into a downward spiral of substance abuse, family dissolution, and homelessness.
Providing online and in-person support for women Veterans and their family members is one of the primary functions of Grace After Fire. Utilizing women Veterans as mentors, coaches and moderators is an essential part of this process ensuring women Veterans have access to local resources is another key function of the organization. Through identifying, tracking and partnering with community organizations and agencies, they are able to provide women Veterans with referrals to the right services to meet their needs.
The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations that provide services to Texas Veterans. Over $8.8 million in grants have been awarded to 37 organizations over the past year.