Archive for April, 2022

Military Spouse Appreciation May 6-8

Military Spouse Appreciation Days honor the contributions, support and sacrifices made by the spouses of active-duty military and veterans. America’s military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. The commitment and support spouses provide help keep our country strong ...

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Found homeless & unable to perform activities of daily living, couple & TVC team up to help veteran

A pair of Corpus Christi couples reached out to a homeless 82nd Airborne veteran who was in a wheelchair. They discovered he was unable to perform the activities of daily living and took him in. In trying to secure appropriate care and assistance for him, they encountered difficulties, challenges and denials, until they met Santos “Mo” Molina of the Texas Veterans Commission. Below is a letter from a member of the couples assisting the veteran, Dawn, written in February 2022, ...

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Switching to Texas Veterans Commission nets McAllen veteran over $329,600 in retro pay, disability rating increase to 100%

 

In February 2022, a McAllen veteran was awarded retro pay of over $329,600 and an increased disability rating of 100% with assistance from Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) and Army veteran Jose Zamora, pictured.

The story began in 2013 when the veteran was working with another veteran service organization that got him 0% for two conditions.  In 2014, the veteran ...

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Obstacles overcome, new career begun with help from Veterans Career Advisor & Employer Liaison

Army veteran Dyan Schiller recently overcame obstacles to employment and started on a new career in February 2022 as a Claims Representative Associate, with United Health Group.

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“I could not have done it without you both, I greatly appreciate all your advice, your guidance, your patience, direction, communication, updates, reminders, and going the extra mile,” Schiller said to the Texas Veterans ...

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Updated C&P Exam results in $291,787 retro payment & disability rating increase to 100%

Getting an updated Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exam proved a Brownsville Vietnam Era Marine veteran’s condition had gotten worse and resulted in a 100% Permanent and Total Disability award based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU). He was awarded a tax-free retro payment of over $291,787.

“His hazardous noise exposure during his service had gotten worse over time,” said Bryan Brown, Texas Veterans Commission Claims Supervisor for the Rio Grand Valley and also a Marine veteran. “A Board of Veterans Appeals Hearing for ...

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Chairwoman Koerner discusses connecting with rural veterans, honors employers of Guard & Reserve

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner discussed outreach and services for rural veterans as part of a panel discussion hosted by the San Antonio Food Bank on November 9, 2022. The following day, she provided the keynote address for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) annual “Salute to Bosses” business awards to employers providing outstanding support and accommodations to the citizen warriors of the Guard and Reserve.

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Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award honors 17 Texas universities & colleges

In September 2022,

17 institutions of higher learning from around Texas were honored with the Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award by the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Veterans Education Program. This award established by the State of Texas recognizes universities and colleges that provide excellence in education and related services which significantly contribute to the academic success of student veterans and military connected students.

TVC provides three levels of recognition intended to highlight the depth and breadth of services provided to veteran students ...

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