Pack some patience & get the compensation deserved

“We pride ourselves in getting our veterans the compensation that they deserve, but it is a nice feeling when we overcome a previous denial, or we are able to get DIC (Dependency and Indemnity Compensation) approval for a widow whose spouse never filed a claim through the VA,” said Ruben Gonzalez, Chief, Medina County Veteran Services. “The highest backpay we have gotten on a claim has been $360K. Our team, Brian, Garry and I, are standing by to assist our …

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Faith & Allegiance Initiative prepares for statewide expansion

“Just as those who served in uniform swore to bear true Faith and Allegiance to our Nation, the Faith and Allegiance Initiative, founded by John Wilson, seeks to encourage community and faith-based partners to bear true faith and allegiance by offering a hand,” said Dr. Blake Harris, Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veterans Mental Health Department (VMHD) Director.
Pictured from left are Dr. Blake Harris, TVC VMHD Director; and John Wilson, Community and Faith-Based Coordinator TVC VMHD.

Wilson, the …

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A “strong cohesive networking community” – Joint Base San Antonio Workforce & Transition Alliance

The Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Workforce & Transition Alliance is a group of organizations building relationships among government, non- government agencies, veteran non-profit organizations and employer partners.
“We share and sync employment, education, entrepreneurship, credentialing, and holistic wellness information to better serve transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and dependents,” said Laurie Pimentel-Johnson, Army veteran and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), Veterans Employment Services (VES), South Texas District Outreach Coordinator.
The Alliance meets weekly to sync and share information amongst …

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Over $1 million in grants presented to 6 East Texas veteran service organizations

AUSTIN, TX – On September 8, 2021,  the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented over $1 million in grants to six organizations in east Texas for providing services to approximately 5,400 veterans.
The grant recipients and their services include:
General Assistance Grants
Ark-Tex Council of Governments – one grant for $5,000 to fund transportation services for veterans in Lamar County.
Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc. – one grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance for …

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Over $7.6 million in grants presented to 27 north Texas veteran service organizations

On September 7, 2021, the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented over $7.6 million in grants to 27 organizations in north Texas for providing services to over 4,000 veterans.
The grant recipients and their services include:
General Assistance Grants
Achieve (Citizens Development Center) – one grant for $200,000 to fund employment support services for veterans in seven counties.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star – one grant for $100,000 to fund supportive services for veteran dependents …

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Over $2.5 million in grants presented to 7 veteran service organizations in Abilene, Concho Valley & Panhandle area

On September 2, 2021; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented over $2.5 million in grants to seven organizations for providing services to over 1,200 veterans in and around Abilene, Concho Valley and the Panhandle area.
The grant recipients and their services include:
Concho Valley Center for Human Advancement – one General Assistance grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in a seven counties.
www.mhmrcv.org/
Cornerstone Community Action Agency …

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$1.6 million in grants presented to 5 El Paso area veteran service organizations

On September 1, 2021, the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $1.6 million in grants to five organizations for services provided directly to veterans in El Paso and surrounding counties. The grants will fund services for approximately 1,700 veterans.
The grant recipients and their services include:
General Assistance Grants:
El Paso County Veteran County Service Office – one grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in El Paso County.
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Over $3 million in grants presented to 12 San Antonio area veteran service organizations

AUSTIN, TX – On August 27, 2021; the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $3,025,000 in grants to 12 organizations for providing services to approximately 5,000 San Antonio area veterans.
These FVA grants support a wide range of services for veterans in this area including housing, financial aid, transportation and mental health.
The grant recipients and their services include:
Alamo Area Council of Governments – two grants for a total of $600,000; this includes:

one …

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Over $3.9 million in grants presented to 13 veteran service organizations in Rio Grande Valley & South Texas

AUSTIN, TX – On August 24, 2021; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $3,975,000 in grants to 13 organizations for services provided directly to veterans in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. The grants will fund services for approximately 3,200 veterans.
Watch TVC Chairwoman Laura Koerner discuss the grants and thank grantees for their support of Texas veterans on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texasveteranscommission/videos/1218848948588772
Or on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4o75W1OquI

The grant recipients and their services …

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Texas shines nationally with Veteran Employment Services

The Disabled American Veterans’ (DAV) honored Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services’ Lee Ware as DAV’s 2021 Outstanding Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) and Tremayne “Trey” Hubbard as DAV 2021 Outstanding Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP). Both Ware and Hubbard were awarded at the DAV’s National and state level in their respective categories. The National awards were presented August 2, 2021 at the DAV National Convention in Tampa, Florida and state level awards were presented in June in Corpus …

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