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Helping veterans means getting out & about for Tina Jones

Tina Jones gets out and about to help veterans in Wichita County. As Wichita County Veterans Service Officer, she’s helped veterans with housing, food, counseling, even delivering older veterans taxes to the upper story of the courthouse. She does all this in addition to the work of filing Claims. “Sometimes we even make a house call and visit the nursing homes veterans are in. We help out any way we can,” said Jones.

She noted Wichita County has a community of ...

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Claims helps veteran’s widow get over $194K in retro pay, plus monthly compensation

In the El Paso area, the widow of a veteran was denied Dependent Indemnity Compensation in 2010. With the help of Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor and an Army Retired veteran Robert Macias, she was just awarded over $194,700 in retro payment in July, plus monthly compensation of over $1,790.

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“All these years passed where she could have had Dependent Indemnity Compensation,” said Macias, pictured. “No one had ...

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Increasing Claims ratings & helping veterans not go it alone

“Lavette Domineck is awesome. I went from 40 to 80 and she was always able to answer any question I had about the whole process,” Kip Pollard posted in a Google review regarding the assistance he received from the Dallas County Veteran Services Office.

Lavette K. Domineck is the Lead Assistant Veteran Services Officer for Dallas County and an Army veteran.

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Easing frustrations with Claims

A veteran and his spouse were frustrated by the “monumental paperwork of the VA systems” which added to the spouse’s stress of taking care of her terminally ill veteran husband. The couple felt more at ease after connecting with Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) and Marine veteran Tracie Perez, pictured.

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Commitment to Claims success leads to checking medical research

Juan Amaya’s strong commitment to getting veterans their benefits led him into researching medical findings.

“I was assisting a surviving spouse with a VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Claim. Her husband was only service connected for PTSD at 100% for only 4 years. In his death certificate it stated that the contributing factors were failure to thrive and anemia. I had to find a way to get his death service connected. I did some research and found medical literature stating that ...

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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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In the spacious Panhandle, Rev. George Hall keeps community close

In the far flung rural areas of the Texas Panhandle, to take care of fellow veterans Rev. George W. Hall, US Army Ret. travels hundreds of miles and countless hours.

“Many in this area travel to larger cities for work and come home at night. Others out here don’t drive or don’t have computers. Being in a rural area, you have to be available all the time due to the demographic and geographic factors. I just get in my car and ...

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From denied to awarded, widow gets Dependent Indemnity Compensation with help from Texas Veterans Commission

A widow in Corpus Christi initially denied Dependent Indemnity Compensation (D.I.C.) due to the suicide of her husband has now been awarded over $2,099 monthly D.I.C. The award was earned with the assistance of Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) and Navy veteran Santos “Mo” Molina.

“He carried the responsibility, professionalism, compassion and understanding to a case that needed it. His tenacity and availability gave this widow and her family HOPE!” said Mary Donovan, a friend of the widow.

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