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From stuck in Ready for Decision status to over $47,000 in retro pay

The Benefits Delivery Discharge Claim was to be effective October 1, 2020. After not receiving the benefits, the veteran contacted Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) Kathy Pino for assistance. TVC CBAs assist veterans with the Claims process and advocate for them with the VA. Though the Claim was held up in Ready for Decision status, Pino with the assistance of colleagues persevered and the veteran recently received her rating, a 100% Permanent and Total disability rating with ...

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Coastal Bend Employment Services adds a half dozen new employer contacts

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employment Services (VES) in the Coastal Bend area recently added six new employers to the companies VES works with to increase veteran hiring. Additionally, Coastal Bend VES reconnected with over a dozen other employers. Making contact with the new and reconnected companies was Coastal Bend VES Veterans Employer Liaison (VEL) and Army veteran James Wilson. He connected with the companies while preparing for and participating in the Hiring Red, White & You event held ...

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Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court invites Chairwoman Koerner to “All Hands On Deck” event

Judge Wayne Christian, Colonel, US Army, Retired, of the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) invited the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) to participate in the VTC’s “All Hands On Deck” docket held December 13, 2021.

Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) invited the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) to participate in the VTC’s “All Hands On Deck” docket held December 13, 2021.

“This is our opportunity to see all of our veterans face-to-face prior to the holiday season, encourage them to make the ...

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Getting out to assist veterans

In assisting veterans and their families to receive their benefits, Ted Oats gets out to meet them where they are. “Many times, I visit with families in the home, nursing home or assisted living facilities to explain the requirements to be able to qualify,” said Oats, Hunt County Veteran Services Director and retired Air Force Colonel. “I also provide help to home health organizations explaining all of the programs available to veterans and their spouses.”

The Hunt County Veterans Services Office, ...

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Expansion of Health Care Advocates across state underway

The presence of Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Health Care Advocates (HCAs) who assist veterans with VA health care issues is expanding into areas which previously had none. Lubbock and Abilene are among the latest, new locations to receive HCAs with Stephen Harrison in Lubbock and Susie Middlemas in Abilene. Both are veterans, Harrsion having served in the Navy and Army; Middlemas in the Marine Corps.

Pictured are HCAs Stephen Harrison and Susie Middlemas.

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Senators Menéndez, Hall & Representative Tinderholt honored for support & advocacy for veterans

Texas State Senators José Menéndez and Bob Hall, and Representative Tony Tinderholt received special recognition from the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) for their consistent, strong support and advocacy on veterans issues throughout their years of service in the Legislature.

Menéndez’s support has included authoring and working to pass bills which improved higher education and the college environment for veterans. He also successfully advocated for veteran mental health programs to include family members and allow veterans of any discharge status, other than ...

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At Corpus Christi Veteran Stand Down, Claims filed on the spot

Claims were filed, hot lunches served, flu shots and haircuts were given and items for warmth and hygiene provided at the Corpus Christi Veterans Stand Down serving homeless veterans. Held November 12, 2021, the event was attended by 43 veterans and 20 community resource representatives participated, including the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Corpus Christi team. TVC Claims and Veteran Employment were on hand as well as the Nueces Veteran County Service Officer (VCSO) J.J. De La Cerda and local VA ...

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