TVC Coronavirus Customer Service Policy

Effective immediately, I am directing all TVC employees to serve veterans and their families virtually or remotely. To be clear, face-to-face service to any members of the public, our veterans and their beneficiaries is suspended until further notice for all TVC staff. Accomplishing our mission will undoubtedly be more challenging, but I am confident that we will succeed during this unprecedented pandemic.
The top priority of the Texas Veterans Commission is our employees’ health and safety. The risk of exposure …

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Businesses, organizations & women veterans network at Team Lioness Luncheons

The Career Services for Women Veterans Coalition is a network of nonprofit agencies, public and private organizations, and veteran-friendly employers. With a focus on economic empowerment of women veterans, this coalition hosts monthly Team Lioness Hiring & Networking Luncheon in Houston. The Career Services for Women Veterans Coalition is a network of nonprofit agencies, public and private organizations, and veteran-friendly employers. With a focus on economic empowerment of women veterans, this coalition hosts monthly Team Lioness Hiring & Networking Luncheon …

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Take the Our Place women veterans center services assessment survey

Our Place women veterans center is conducting a survey to gauge interest in services provided.
To take the survey, click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYDFFMN
Our Place will be located one the CAMPV (Community Assisting Military Personnel & Veterans) campus located in Tyler. CAMPV is a one-stop resource center that provides a range of services on the campus and connects veterans to services in the surrounding community. Programs and services will include:

Work readiness
Education resources
Support groups
Health and wellness
For …

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Grieving the loss of a military loved one? Get in touch with TAPS

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) offers compassionate care and resources to those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Taps offers peer support, seminars, retreats, counseling and programs for adults and youth.
TAPS also offers ways for people to get involved with and support the programs they provide.
For more information visit https://www.taps.org/
For those grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone needing support, TAPS has a 24/7 National Military Survivor helpline. …

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VA Compensated Work Therapy & TVC Team Up for Dallas-Fort Worth Job Fair

Celebrating their fifth year, the VA Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Department and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veterans Employment Services (VES) North Texas District teamed up in producing a job fair to connect employers and veterans. A total of 188 veterans participated in the event which featured 46 employers from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Employers included over 30 private businesses, plus a dozen government agencies.
The VA CWT supports veterans who may have barriers obtaining employment or retaining employment; and assists …

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Congressman Hurd recognizes El Paso Veteran Employment assistance to food drive

Texas Veterans Commission Employment Services helps beyond job seeking skills and coordinating with employers. In February, Special Congressional Recognition from the Office of Congressman Will Hurd was presented to El Paso Veteran Employee Liaison Kevin Bowes and District Outreach Coordinator Don Parrot, pictured from left to right. The recognition was for their efforts in assisting the El Paso Veterans and Riders Association’s annual food drive.

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Employer of the Year awards recognize commitment to employing veterans

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employment Services (VES) Program presented its annual Employer of the Year awards in February. The awards recognize public and private-sector employers who have a positive effect on Texas veterans, other employers, workers and their communities.  Awards are presented in each VES District of Texas and are listed below:
Gulf Coast Large Employer of the Year – Texas Department of Criminal Justice
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) currently has 36,883 employees, including 4,913 …

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Women Warriors business pitch competition awards MilkSpace as winner

Entrepreneur and Navy Veteran Kelli Mumphrey won the Women Warriors Winning the Business Battle Pitch Competition held in February. As winner, she receives a $500 line of credit to help fund her business, MilkSpace LLC.  MilkSpace provides pop up, mobile spaces for mothers to nurse children in a comfortable, clean environment and includes breast feeding essentials for them. Mumphrey was inspired to start the business based on her own experiences as a mom. The business pitch competition was an event …

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Claims helps veteran receive $733K payment

A McAllen veteran received a retroactive payment totaling $733,294.72 by working with his local Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) Jose Zamora.
Zamora had been assisting the veteran with an appeal which had been in an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing since January 2018. Further, the case had been on remand dating back to May 1993. Through countless hours of researching the veteran’s service treatment files, CAPRI records at four different VA facilities, and military history, Zamora constructed …

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New Claims office opens in Cedar Park

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has opened a Claims office in Cedar Park. The office assists veterans in claiming the benefits they have earned through filing disability compensation claims with the VA. The service is provided at no charge to the veteran.
Opened in February, the new Cedar Park office offers area veterans an alternative to traveling to TVC Claims offices in other locations such as southeast Austin and Fort Hood.
“Opening a new office is a great opportunity to …

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