Welcome to Texas!

On behalf of the Texas Veterans Commission, I thank all of our military and their families for their continued service. Texas offers many special benefits for its military service members and veterans including Property Tax Exemptions, State Retirement Benefits, Veterans Home Improvement Loan Program, Texas National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program, Veterans Employment Preference, Vehicle License Plates, Transfer of Occupational License, Texas Veterans Portal, as well as Hunting and Fishing License privileges to name a few. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and veteran disability status. Wartime Veterans have preference in employment with State agencies or offices, as do surviving spouses and children of those killed on active duty. State law requires that some State agencies practice veterans’ preference until they have reached 20% veteran employment.

We are here and ready to serve you!


Thomas P. Palladino
Executive Director, Texas Veterans Commission

Texas Military Department

2210 W. 35th St; Austin, Texas
(512) 782-5001