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Helping Veterans Starts Here! This podcast highlights services of the Texas Veterans Commission, which assists veterans in obtaining all the state and federal benefits they have earned. Veterans, family members and survivors pay no cost for our services. We file disability claims and appeals, help resolve VA medical care issues, assist with education benefits, and the job search, and help vets start their own business. We work to ensure veterans have access to competent mental health services. We have a Women Veterans Program and we award grants to veteran serving non profits.

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Helping Veterans Starts Here! This podcast highlights services of the Texas Veterans Commission, which assists veterans in obtaining all the state and federal benefits they have earned. Veterans, family members and survivors pay no cost for our services. We file disability claims and appeals, help resolve VA medical care issues, assist with education benefits, and the job search, and help vets start their own business. We work to ensure veterans have access to competent mental health services. We have a Women Veterans Program and we award grants to veteran serving non profits.

    Wheelchairs for Warriors

    Wheelchairs for Warriors

    Texas Veterans Commission awarded over 44 million dollars in Fund for Veterans' Assistance grants this year. A number of nonprofits are new recipients of the reimbursement grants. Wheelchairs for Warriors is one of them. These FREE custom made wheel chairs can be life changing for veterans. Get More Info on Wheelchairs for Warriors Here

    • 10 min
    Veteran County Service Officers Keep on Giving

    Veteran County Service Officers Keep on Giving

    Texas Veterans Commission has partnerships with other veteran serving organizations across the state, the Veteran County Service Office is one of them. With 254 Texas counties, many of them rural, these offices and the
    people who staff them are a vital part of veteran services. This show features two of those people. A Veteran
    County Service Officer from the Hill Country and another helps veterans at the tip of West Texas. Find Your VCSO Here!

    • 18 min
    "Texas Women Veterans: Access and Advocacy"

    "Texas Women Veterans: Access and Advocacy"

    In this show, we sit down with our Women Veteran Coordinators who work to ensure that women veterans can access the benefits they have earned. We'll also explore the importance of Women Veterans Day, which is June 12.

    Connect with our Women Veterans Program here!

    • 13 min
    Memorial Day 2024

    Memorial Day 2024

    In this episode we feature a message from the Chairwoman of the Texas Veterans Commission. We also take a look at VA benefits for eligible survivors including Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), and Survivors Pension. Plus surprising facts about the Hazlewood education benefit for eligible surviving spouses and dependent children. Make a Claims Appointment Here.

    Get Hazlewood Information Here

    • 13 min
    Women Veterans Day 2024

    Women Veterans Day 2024

    Do you have any plans to celebrate Women Veterans Day this year? It can be a quiet family thing or you may want to join some of the events happening in your area. Listen in as our Women Veteran Coordinators talk about their Women Veterans Day activities.  There will be local celebrations all over the state as we acknowledge the contributions of Texas Women Veterans. Registration info here

    • 13 min
    The Samaritan Center and MVPN: Working Together

    The Samaritan Center and MVPN: Working Together

    The Samaritan Center, one of our Fund for Veterans' Assistance grantees, is celebrating 50 years in Austin, that's a half century spent 'Healing Mind, Body, and Soul'. The Military Veteran Peer Network has a spot at the Samaritan Center featuring Peer Service Coordinators helping veterans and their families get the resources they need, and connecting them with counselors and therapies.

    Samaritan Center.

    Find Your Peer Service Coordinator Here

    • 10 min

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