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“Anytime you have a service connected disability that has increased in severity you can apply for an increase in your evaluation providing that disability is not at the maximum percentage for that disability according to the rating schedule,” advises Phil Kraus, Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) who heads up  the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Houston Regional Office “Strike Force”.

He also notes that if a new disability is created that is caused by a service connection condition, that new condition may be ...

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Over 1,290 veterans find jobs with TVC Employment Services

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services provided individualized career services to 2,369 veterans from July 2020 – June 2021. Of that, 1,294 found employment. Overall, throughout Texas, TVC’s Employment Services served 18,290 veterans in its past program year. This included job fairs, training and networking events.

“TVC’s Employment Services team plays a key role in getting Texas veterans and their family members employed, which in turn, strengthens the overall economy in Texas,” said Texas Veterans Commissioner and Air Force veteran Kimberlee ...

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Benefits differ, get reliable assistance

“Just because a buddy says he or she is getting a particular benefit does not mean you are going to be eligible for the same benefit. Everyone’s circumstances are going to be different,” said Michaelle Davis, Comal County Veteran Service Officer (VSO) and Air Force veteran. “The best advice I can give to anyone needing assistance or information about the VA and programs is get your information from a reliable source such as a VSO or the VA directly.”

Her team ...

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Texas Legislature, Governor approve doubling Health Care Advocates to assist more veterans

The budget approved by the Texas Legislature and by Governor Greg Abbott included the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) request to add 12 more Health Care Advocates (HCAs) in VA facilities to help resolve veterans’ health care questions and issues.

TVC HCAs advocate for individual veterans. They work with the veteran to resolve VA health care conflicts in areas such as doctor appointments, labs, testing, pharmacy assistance, getting outside referrals, and VA health care related billing.

TVC Chairwoman Laura Koerner and Executive Director ...

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Considering filing a claim? “Give VA your Intent to File” says Ward County VCSO

Out in west Texas, Ward County is home to flat land, a big sky, the Pyote Rattlesnake Bomber Base and Veteran County Service Officer (VCSO) Willie Andino.

“Come see the Veteran Service Officer in your community; or, if you’re thinking of filing a claim and haven’t started, call 800-827-1000 and let the VA know you have an ITF (intent to file),” said Willie Andino, Ward County VCSO and Army veteran.

Andino assists veterans in Ward and surrounding counties with any paperwork needed ...

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Congratulations American Legion Veteran Employment Service Award winners

The American Legion 2020 Employer of Veterans Award winners included Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employer Liaison (VEL) Lee Ware and Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) Coach Trey Hubbard.

Ware earned awards at the state and national level. The 2020 American Legion National Employer Awards recognized him with its LVER (Local Veteran Employer Representative) of the Year award and Ware also earned the American Legion, Department of Texas, LVER of the Year award. Ware is a VEL with TVC Employment Services North ...

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Military Veteran Peer Network serves over 41,500 veterans in 6 months

In just six months, September 2020 through February 2021, the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) served 34,789 veterans or veteran family members; plus, MVPN engaged with 6,720 justice-involved veterans. Additionally, MVPN conducted 196 training events; and trained 642 Texans in Basic Military Cultural Competency Training and Suicide Prevention Training.

“The steadfast commitment of our Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Service Coordinators and Peer Volunteers to serving Texas service members, veterans, and their families during this unprecedented time is self-evident,” said ...

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Newly formed Veterans Faith Champions assist transitioning military & veterans through faith organizations

The first three Veterans Faith Champions in Texas received their initial training in April 2021. Veterans Faith Champions are volunteers who will act as resource guides to transitioning military and veterans within their faith communities.

“Transition is a critical time. We all want social connectivity, community, and life purpose. You have all of these in the military. When service members leave the military, they look for those same opportunities as veterans,” said John Wilson, Lt. Colonel US Air Force Retired and ...

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VCSO Shorty assists Sabine veterans with Claims assistance, cheer, food & fuel

“All VCSOs (Veteran County Service Officers) have success stories. It’s the veteran we don’t get through to their benefits or have challenges with that we should focus on,” said Sabine County Veteran Service Officer and Navy veteran Thomas “Shorty” Warren.

And succeed he does, as exemplified by a WWII veteran who was assigned to Howitzer unit in Austria. “He came to me wanting hearing aids. We got him hearing aids and also $600 per month and $78,000 back pay,” said Warren.

He ...

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Grow your business by your growing team

The Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Team is partnering with TVC’s Veteran Employment Services team to promote the benefits of hiring veterans to Veteran-Owned Businesses across the state.

“Are you looking to grow your team? Is it time to delegate activities to others so you can lead strategy for next stage business development? Then you won’t want to miss July’s edition of Success in 60 minutes. Join the Veteran Entrepreneur Program on July 14th for this look into how your business ...

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