The principal services offered by the Commission are claims representation and counseling services, employment services, and education programs for our State’s veterans and their families and training for Veterans’ County Service Officers (VCSO).
The Texas Veterans Commission serves Veterans, their dependents and survivors, in all matters pertaining to Veterans’ disability benefits and rights. It is the designated agency of the State of Texas to represent the State and its Veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The agency represents Veterans in filing VA disability claims, during VA appeals processes and assists dependents with survivor benefits.
As the State Approving Agency for Texas, the Texas Veterans Commission is under contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to determine those programs of education and training within the state which may be approved for Veterans training.
The Texas Veterans Commission offers employment services to Texas Veterans and helps employers find qualified Veteran job applicants. The goal of these services is to match Veteran job seekers with the best employment opportunities available.
The Texas Veterans Commission is the advocate for Texas Veterans, their families and their survivors. The Commission pledges to provide every Texas Veteran with quality service.
The cornerstone of quality service is the ability to provide Veterans needing counseling with a dedicated, professional and well-trained work force, at both the state and the county levels. To achieve this end the Commission provides both ongoing and initial training for both TVC Veterans Counselors and VCSO and their Assistants. This work force and the service it provides must be readily available to the population it serves. The services must be tailored to the needs of Veterans.
The Texas Veterans Commission takes the lead in coordinating efforts of service providers, sharing of resources, providing innovative and effective training, and developing a partnership with other levels of government, particularly at the county level, to achieve the highest quality in assisting the Veterans, their families, and their survivors.