State / Territory Benefits - Texas

Tweet
Share

State Taxes
Education Benefits
Employment Benefits
Unemployment Compensation Benefits
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Parks and Recreation Benefits
Resource Locator
Miscellaneous Benefits
Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities
Resources

 

Summary: Texas offers many special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including Property Tax Exemptions, State Retirement Benefits, Veterans Home Improvement Loan Program, Texas National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program, Veterans Employment Preference, Vehicle License Plates, as well as Hunting and Fishing License privileges which is only a few. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status. Wartime Veterans have preference in employment with State agencies or offices, as do Widows and Children of those killed on active duty. State law requires State agencies must practice Veterans' preference until they have reached 40% Veteran employment.


State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility


State Taxes
:

Personal Income Taxes: There is no Texas State personal income tax.

Military Retirement Income: There is no Texas military retirement income tax.

Military Disability Retired Pay:

  • Disability Portion - Length of Service Pay: Member on September 24, 1975 - No tax; Not Member on September 24, 1975 - Taxed, unless combat incurred.

  • Retired Pay - Based solely on disability. Member on September 24, 1975 - No tax. Not Member on September 24, 1975 - Taxed, unless all pay based on disability, and disability resulted from armed conflict, extra-hazardous service, simulated war, or an instrumentality of war.

VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Not subject to federal or state taxes.

Military SBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Survivor Benefit income is not taxed..

Learn more

Residence Homestead Tax Exemptions:

Totally Disabled Veterans: A disabled Veteran who receives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 100% disability compensation due to a service-connected disability and a rating of 100% disabled or of individual unemployability is entitled to an exemption from taxation of the total appraised value of the Veteran's residence homestead.

The un-remarried surviving Spouse of a qualifying Veteran is entitled to the same exemption from taxation if the property was the residence of the surviving Spouse when the Veteran died, and the property remains the residence homestead of the surviving Spouse. A surviving Spouse can receive an exemption on a subsequent homestead if he or she has not remarried since the death of the disabled Veteran; however, the amount of the exemption is the dollar amount of the exemption from taxation of the former homestead in the last year the surviving Spouse received the exemption (Texas Property Code §11.131).

Learn more

Partially Disabled Veterans/Veterans over age 65: A partially-disabled Veteran is entitled to an exemption from taxation of a portion of the assessed value of a property the Veteran owns in accordance with the following schedule:

Assessed Value Exemption Amount Disability Rating

$5,000 10% but less than 30%

$7,500 30% but less than 50%

$10,000 50% but less than 70%

$12,000 70% and over

A disabled Veteran 65 years of age or over is entitled to an exemption from taxation of $12,000 of the assessed value of a property the Veteran owns if the Veteran:

  • Has a disability rating of at least 10%;

  • Is totally blind in one or both eyes; or

  • Has lost the use of one or more limbs.

The un-remarried surviving Spouse of a qualifying Veteran is entitled to the same exemption from taxation if the property was the residence of the surviving Spouse when the Veteran died, and the property remains the residence homestead of the surviving Spouse. A surviving Spouse can receive an exemption on a subsequent homestead if he or she has not remarried since the death of the disabled Veteran; however, the amount of the exemption is the dollar amount of the exemption from taxation of the former homestead in the last year the surviving Spouse received the exemption.

Note: A Veteran who qualifies for more than one property exemption under Texas state law is entitled to only one exemption, but may choose the greatest exemption for which he/she qualifies.

Spouses of Soldiers Killed in Action: If an individual dies while on active duty as a member of the Armed Services of the United States, the individual's surviving Spouse is entitled to an exemption from taxation of $5,000 of the assessed value of the property the Spouse owns. Each of the individual's surviving Children who are under the age of 18 and unmarried is entitled to an exemption from taxation of a property the Child owns; the amount is computed by dividing $5,000 by the number of eligible Children.

Note: Other conditions for exemption may apply besides those listed above. Please view the Application for Residence Homestead Exemption for more information or to apply. (Texas Property Code §11.22)

Learn more

Back to top

  

Education Benefits:  

The Hazlewood Act: The Texas Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, Spouses, and dependent Children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees. (Texas Education Code §54.341)

Veteran Qualifications: A Veteran must:

  • At the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces, designated Texas as Home of Record; or entered the service in Texas; or was a Texas resident;

  • Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions as indicated on the Veteran's DD214 or other certificate of release;

  • Served at least 181 days of active duty service (excluding training);

  • Have no federal Veteran's education benefits, or have no federal Veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 33 or 31; Pell and SEOG are not relevant) for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits;

  • Not be in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas; and

  • Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its cost), unless the college's governing board has ruled to let Veterans receive the benefit while taking non-funded courses.

  • Meet the GPA requirement of the institution's satisfactory academic progress policy in a degree or certificate program as determined by the institution's financial aid policy and, as an undergraduate student, not be considered to have attempted an excessive amount of credit hours.

Please click here for complete guidelines for Veterans, including the application process.

Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child
The Hazlewood Act is also extended to Spouses and dependent Children of eligible active duty, Texas National Guard, and Air National Guard Veterans who died in the line of duty or as a result of injury or illness directly related to military service, are missing in action, or who became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of a service-related injury or illness. Each Child and Spouse will receive a 150 credit hour exemption.

Note: A Child of a qualified Veteran who is not 100% disabled or has a service connected death may qualify for benefits under the Hazlewood Legacy Program (See below).

Spouse Qualifications: A Spouse must:

  • Be a Spouse of a Veteran who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces, was a Texas resident, designated Texas as Home of Record, or entered the service in Texas;

  • Be a Spouse of a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Texas National Guard, or Texas Air National Guard who died as a result of service-related injuries or illness, is missing in action, or became totally disabled (100%) as a result of a service-related injury or illness or is entitled to receive compensation at the 100% rate due to individual employability (IU) due to a service connected injury or illness;

  • Have no federal Veterans education benefits, or have federal Veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 33 or 31; Pell and SEOG are not relevant) for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits;

  • Be a resident of Texas for the term or semester enrolled and;

  • Meet the GPA requirement of the institution's satisfactory academic progress policy in a degree or certificate program as determined by the institution's financial aid policy and, as an undergraduate student, not be considered to have attempted an excessive amount of credit hours. This requirement does not apply to the Spouse of a MIA, KIA, or service-connected deceased Veteran.

Child Qualifications: A Child must:

  • Be a Child of a Veteran who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces, was a Texas resident, designated Texas as Home of Record, or entered the service in Texas

  • Be a Child of a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Texas National Guard, or Texas Air National Guard who died as a result of service-related injuries or illness, is missing in action, or became totally disabled (100%) as a result of a service-related injury or illness or is entitled to receive compensation at the 100% rate due to individual employability (IU) due to a service connected injury or illness;

  • Be between the ages of 18-25 years old on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition);

  • Have no federal Veterans education benefits, or have federal Veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 33 or 31; Pell and SEOG are not relevant) for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits;

  • Be a resident of Texas as of the term or semester in which they enroll And;

  • Meet the GPA requirement of the institution's satisfactory academic program in a degree or certificate program as determined by the institution's financial aid policy and, as an undergraduate student, not be considered to have attempted an excessive amount of credit hours. This requirement does not apply to the Child of a MIA, KIA, or service-connected deceased Veteran.

Please click here for complete guidelines for Spouses and Children, including the application process.

Legacy Act (Child): Eligible Veterans may assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a Child under certain conditions.
Qualifications: To be eligible, the Child (Legacy recipient) must:

  • Qualify for resident tuition;

  • Be the biological Child, stepchild, adopted Child, or claimed as a dependent in the current or previous tax year,

  • Be 25 years or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition), and

  • Meet the GPA requirement of the institution's satisfactory academic progress policy in a degree or certificate program as determined by the institution's financial aid policy and, as an undergraduate student, not be considered to have attempted an excessive amount of credit hours.

Note: If a Child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a Veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another dependent Child. Only one Child can use the Hazlewood Act at a time.

Please click here for complete Legacy Act guidelines, including the application process.

Learn more

"TAPS" Tuition Voucher Program: Tuition vouchers may be issued to students in grades 6 through 12 or at postsecondary educational institutions who sound "Taps" on a bugle, trumpet, or cornet during military honors funerals held in this state for deceased Veterans. A voucher will be issued in the amount of $25 for each time a student performs "Taps" as described.

Learn more

High School Diplomas for Certain Veterans: (Texas Education Code §28.0251) This legislation provides for a school district to issue a high school diploma to certain Veterans. A Veteran or person acting on behalf of a deceased Veteran may apply for a high school diploma.
Eligibility: An eligible applicant is one who:

  • Is or was an honorably discharged member of the Armed Forces of the United States;

  • Was scheduled to graduate from high school after 1940 and before 1975 or after 1989; and

  • Left school after completing Grade 6 or higher, but before graduating from high school, to serve in World War II; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; the Persian Gulf War; the Iraq War; the war in Afghanistan; or any other war formally declared by the United States, military engagement authorized by the United States Congress, military engagement authorized by a United Nations Security Council resolution and funded by the United States Congress, or conflict authorized by the president of the United States under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 United States Code (U.S.C.) §1541 et seq.).

The completed application and all required documentation must be submitted to the local Texas school district where the Veteran was last enrolled. If the Veteran's school district no longer exists, the form should be submitted to the consolidated (new) district, which will be responsible for issuing the diploma.

Please contact the Texas Education Agency's Division of Curriculum at (512) 463-9581 if you have questions.

Learn more

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the timely enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements.

  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities.

  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families.

  • Providing for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact.

  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact.

  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children.

  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

Primary Point of Contact:
Glenn Shanks
Address: 1701 N. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1494
Email: Glenn.shanks@tea.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-463-9581

Learn more

Back to top

  

Employment Benefits:

Reemployment to Same Position Following Military Service: A Veteran is entitled to reemployment rights with his/her last employer when he/she is released from the Armed Forces of the United States, providing the absence is no longer than five years. The right of reemployment is available regardless of whether the Veteran was, prior to service, employed by the State, county or city government, or by private industry. Upon completion of state active duty service, reinstated to the same employment held when ordered to active duty, without loss of seniority, status, time, efficiency rating, vacation time, rate of pay, or any benefit of employment.
Eligibility: Veteran must be discharged, separated, or released from active military service under honorable conditions not later than the fifth anniversary of the date of induction, enlistment, or call to active military service and physically and mentally qualified to perform the duties of that position.

Learn more

Reemployment to another Position Following Military Service: A public employee who cannot perform the duties of a position to which the employee is otherwise entitled under Section 613.002 because of a disability the employee sustained during military service is entitled to be reemployed in the department, office, commission, or board of the state, a state institution, or a local governmental entity in a position that the employee can perform and that has like seniority, status, and pay as the former position; or the nearest possible seniority, status, and pay to the former position.
Eligibility: A Veteran eligible for reemployment under this chapter must apply for reemployment not later than the 90th day after the date the Veteran is discharged or released from active military service. An application for reemployment must be made to the head of the department, office, commission, or board of the state, the state institution, or the local governmental entity that employed the Veteran before entering military service and must be in writing; and have attached to it evidence of the Veteran's discharge, separation, or release from military service under honorable conditions.

Learn more

Veterans' Employment Preference: (TGC §657.001 - 657.003) An individual who qualifies for Veteran's employment preference is entitled to a preference in employment with or appointment to a public entity or for a public work of this state over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification. An individual who has an established service-connected disability and is entitled to a Veteran's employment preference is entitled to preference for employment or appointment in a position for which a competitive examination is not held over all other applicants for the same position without a service-connected disability and who do not have a greater qualification. If a public entity or public work of the state requires a competitive examination under a merit system or civil service plan for selecting or promoting employees, an individual entitled to a Veteran's employment preference who otherwise is qualified for that position and who has received at least the minimum required score for the test is entitled to have a service credit of ten (10) points added to the test score. An individual who has an established service-connected disability is entitled to have a service credit of five (5) additional points added to the individual's test score. A Veteran's surviving Spouse who has not remarried or an orphan of a Veteran may also qualify for a Veteran's employment preference.
Eligibility: An individual qualifies for Veteran's employment preference if the individual:

  • Served in the military for not less than 90 consecutive days during a national emergency declared in accordance with Federal law or was discharged from military service for an established service connected disability;

  • Was honorably discharged from military service; and

  • Is competent.

A Veteran's un-remarried surviving Spouse or an orphan Child qualifies for a Veterans' employment preference if:

  • The Veteran was killed on active duty;

  • The Veteran served in the military for not less than 90 consecutive days during a national emergency declared in accordance with Federal law; and

  • The Spouse or orphan is competent.

Learn more

Employment Assistance: State employee in the National Guard or Reserve may receive up to 15 days paid military leave per federal fiscal year. An employee can carry over a maximum of 15 days into the next fiscal year.
Eligibility: State employee in the Guard or Reserve for active duty (annual training), active duty training, and inactive duty training (drill).

Learn more

State Retirement Benefits: Non-retired Veterans are entitled to claim their active duty military time toward retirement, provided they present a proper request and pay to the Retirement System the specified amount of retirement contribution for up to 60 months military credit. Such contribution is paid at the rate which was applicable at the time the employed Veteran first was covered by the State Retirement System, plus any accrued interest.
Eligibility: Non-retired Veterans who are employed by the State of Texas.

Learn more

Back to top

  

Unemployment Compensation Benefits:  

Unemployment Insurance: The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) administers the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and employment programs. Unemployment benefits are part of an employer-paid program that provides temporary, partial income replacement to qualified individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

You should apply for benefits as soon as you become unemployed. When you apply for unemployment benefits, the effective date of your initial claim is the Sunday of the week in which you apply. We cannot pay benefits for weeks before your claim effective date.
Eligibility: If you served in the military during your base period as defined in Eligibility & Benefit Amounts, your military wages qualify you for benefits if:

  • You separated under honorable conditions and completed your first full term of service.

  • You did not complete your first full term of service but you separated early for a reason specified by Congress as an exception to the full-term requirement on your claim.

  • You served at least 90 days of continuous active service as a reservist or member of the National Guard and received a Form DD-214 when separated.

Apply for benefits in one of two ways:

After you apply for unemployment benefits, send us a copy of your Form DD-214; it must be any one of member copy 4 through 8.

Learn more

Back to top

  

 

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Benefits:  

Free Driver's License for Disabled Veterans: A Texas driver's license or ID card may be furnished free of charge to a disabled Veteran. Application forms should be completed by the Veteran and forwarded to the VA for verification of service-connected rating. This exemption does NOT apply to commercial driver licenses. Application must be made prior to the time which the present driver's license expires.
Eligibility: The Veteran must meet the following criteria:

  • Was honorably discharged,

  • Has a service-related disability of at least 60 percent,

  • Receives compensation from the United States because of the disability, and

  • Not subject to sex offender registration requirements.

Learn more

"Veteran" Designation for Driver Licenses/Identification Cards: DPS offers a 'Veteran' designation printed on the face of driver licenses and identification cards for qualifying Veterans. The designation is provided free-of-charge when applying for or renewing a license or ID card. Non-disabled Veterans who are only adding the designation must pay the required fee for a duplicate license; disabled Veterans who qualify for a no-fee driver license will not be charged the duplicate license fee.
Eligibility: An individual must be an honorably discharged Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Texas Army and Air National Guard. Veterans must visit a driver license office and present supporting documentation verifying service (i.e., DD214 or NGB-22 or proof of service from Veterans Affairs). The Veteran must provide a written request for the designation.

Note: Veterans who are out of state may request the Veteran designation by mail. Please click the following 'Learn more' link for specific information and the mailing address.

Learn more

Special Vehicle License Plates: Disabled Veterans, Former Prisoners of War, Pearl Harbor Survivors, Purple Heart and Medal of Honor plates are among the ninety-two special license plates available to eligible Veterans and their Survivors for personal use on their automobile.
Eligibility: All applicants must have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions if no longer a member of the service, and provide documentation to that effect (i.e., DD214). The surviving Spouse of a person who would be eligible for military or Veteran plates is entitled to continue to register one vehicle with the specialty license plate as long as the Spouse remains unmarried. Applicants may have to pay additional fees for a military specialty plate along with registration and inspection fees; specific fees are listed where applicable.

Disabled Veterans must have a service-connected disability rating of 50% or more, or 40% due to amputation of a lower extremity for a disabled Veteran license plate and/or parking placard. For Veterans with total disabilities and desiring an International Symbol of Access (ISA) on their plate, Form VTR-214 must accompany any application.

The most popular license plates are listed below; please click the following 'Learn more' tab for a complete list of available military and Veteran-related plates. Click here for all Application Forms.

Learn more

U.S. Army Plate: Two plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by an active or former member of the U.S. Army. There is no specialty plate fee; however, you will be required to pay the registration fee and other applicable fees. Form VTR-424 is required.

Learn more

National Guard Plate: National Guard plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by active members, or retired members with 20 years or more of service in the Texas National Guard or Texas State Guard. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee and other applicable fees according to the classification of the vehicle. Form VTR-139 is required.

Learn more

Armed Forces Reserve Plate: Armed Forces Reserve plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by active members, or retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee and other applicable fees according to the classification of the vehicle. Form VTR-139 is required.

 Learn more

U.S. Paratrooper Plates: You may apply for a set of U.S. Paratrooper license plates for your car or light truck if you have satisfactorily completed the prescribed proficiency tests while assigned or attached to an airborne unit or the Airborne Department of the U.S. Army Infantry School, or if you have participated in at least one combat parachute jump. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee and other applicable fees according to the vehicle classification. Applicants must provide documentation of proficiency or service.

Learn more

Former Prisoner of War Plate: Former POW plates are issued for an annual $3 fee is collected for the first set of plates. There is no fee to apply for the second set of plates, but you must pay the annual registration fee and other applicable fees. Form VTR-422 is required.
Eligibility:
Veterans who were captured and incarcerated by an enemy of the United States during a period of conflict with the United States. The applicant must be honorably discharged if no longer a member of the United States armed forces.

Learn more

Purple Heart Recipient Plate: Purple Heart Recipient plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by recipients of the Purple Heart medal. An annual $3 fee is collected for the first set of plates. If you want additional sets, there is no fee per set payable to TxDOT, but you must pay the annual registration fee and other applicable fees. Form VTR-422 is required.

Learn more

Disabled Veteran Plate: Disabled Veteran plates are issued to a motor vehicle with a manufacturer's rated carrying capacity of two tons or less for a fee of $3 is collected on the first vehicle. An additional set of plates may be issued. The regular registration fees and other applicable fees are collected for the additional set of specialty license plates. The annual registration fee and other applicable fees are submitted to the county tax assessor-collector's office when plates are approved. Form VTR-615 is required. 

Learn more

Medal of Honor Plate: Recipient of the Medal of Honor - Army. The surviving Spouse of the Medal of Honor recipient may continue to register one vehicle with these plates as long as the Spouse remains unmarried.
Eligibility:
A written request with a copy of the applicant's U.S. Department of Defense Form DD-214 or a copy of the award certificate must be submitted to Vehicle Titles and Registration, 4000 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX 78731.

Learn more

Legion of Merit Plate: A set of license plates is issued for cars and light trucks owned by recipients of the Legion of Merit medal. No annual fee is collected for the first set of plates. Additional sets are free, but you must pay your annual registration fee and other applicable fees. Form VTR-421 is required.

Learn more

Army Distinguished Service Cross Plate: Plates may be issued for a car or light truck owned by a recipient of the Army Distinguished Service Cross. No annual fee is collected for the first set of plates. Additional sets are free, but you must pay the annual registration fee and other applicable fees. Form VTR-421 is required. 

Learn more

Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Plate: Plates may be issued for a car or light truck owned by a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Plate. No annual fee is collected for the first set of plates. Additional sets are free, but you must pay the annual registration fee and other applicable fees. Form VTR-421 is required. 

Learn more

Gold Star Mother Plate: A mother of a Soldier who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may apply for a set of Gold Star Mother license plates for a car or light truck. An annual $10.00 special plate fee is charged in addition to the annual registration fee; a $10.00 renewal exists. Form VTR-423 is required.

Learn more

Gold Star Father Plate: A father of a Soldier who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may apply for a set of Gold Star Father license plates for a car or light truck. An annual $10.00 special plate fee is charged in addition to the annual registration fee; a $10.00 renewal exists. Form VTR-423 is required.

Learn more

Gold Star Family Plate: A Family member of a Soldier who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may apply for one set of Gold Star Family license plates for a car or light truck. An annual $10 specialty plate fee is charged in addition to the annual registration fee; a $10.00 renewal fee exists. Form VTR-423 is required.

Learn more

Gold Star Spouse Plate: The Spouse of a Soldier who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces may apply for one set of Gold Star Family license plates for a car or light truck. An annual $10 specialty plate fee is charged in addition to the annual registration fee; a $10.00 renewal fee exists. Form VTR-423 is required.

Learn more

World War II Veteran Plate: Two plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by a Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces or Allied Armed Forces during World War II. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee and other applicable fees according to the vehicle classification. Form VTR-420 is required.

Learn more

Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate: Pearl Harbor Survivor plates are issued for cars or light trucks owned by a Veteran who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in the Hawaiian Islands during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. An annual $3 fee is collected for the first set of plates. If you want additional sets, there is no fee per set payable to TxDOT, but you must pay the annual registration fee and other applicable fees. Form VTR-422 is required.

Learn more

Korea Veteran Plate: Two plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by a Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after June 26, 1950 and before February 1, 1955. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee and other applicable fees according to the vehicle classification. Form VTR-420 is required.

Learn more

Vietnam Veteran Plate: Plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975; or in all other cases, served in the Armed Forces between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1971. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee. Form VTR-420 is required.

Learn more

Desert Storm Veteran Plate: No fee is charged other than the regular annual registration fee and other applicable fees according to the vehicle classification forth Desert Storm Veteran License Plates. Two plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by a Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after August 1, 1990 and before April 12, 1991. Form VTR-420 is required.

Learn more

Enduring Freedom Veterans Plate: Enduring Freedom Veterans plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by a Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee and other applicable fees according to the vehicle classification. Form VTR-420 is required.

Learn more

Operation Iraqi Freedom Plate: Plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by a Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. No fee is charged other than the annual registration fee. Form VTR-420 is required.

Learn more

Woman Veteran Plate: Plates are issued for cars and light trucks owned by a Woman Veteran license plates serving or served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Texas National Guard or the Texas State Guard. There is no annual fee for this plate, but you are required to pay the regular registration fee and any other applicable annual fees. Form VTR-420 is required.

Learn more

Back to top

Health and Insurance Benefits

Free Life Insurance for New Enlistees: $10,000 insurance policy at no cost for first year of enlistment. Policy must be completed within 30 days of enlistment.
Eligibility: New member of Army National Guard.

Learn more

Group Insurance: $50,000/$17.00 mo; $30,000/$10.34 mo; $10,000/ $3.66 mo. Insurance for dependents with added coverage for Children at no additional cost.
Eligibility: Member of Army National Guard.

Learn more

Workers Compensation: Workers Compensation equivalent to State employees.
Eligibility: National Guard Service member's injury occurs while serving on state active duty.

Learn more

Back to top

Parks and Recreation Benefits:

Free "Super Combo" Hunting and Fishing License for Disabled Veterans: Disabled Veterans are eligible for the Super Combo Hunting and All-Water Fishing Package at no cost. The Super Combo package includes a resident hunting & fishing license and all five state stamp endorsements (archery, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing with red drum tag, upland game bird, and migratory bird).
Eligibility:
A disabled Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States is one who has a service-connected disability, as defined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, consisting of the loss of use of a lower extremity, or a disability rating of 60% or more, and who is receiving compensation from the United States for the disability. Official proof of disability (issued by the V.A.) must be shown when applying for this license and must state the rate of disability. This benefit is available to residents or non-residents of Texas.

Learn more

Free "Super Combo" Hunting and Fishing License for Active Duty Military: An Active Duty Service member is eligible for a "Super Combo" License that includes a Resident Hunting License, a Resident Fishing License and all 5 state stamp endorsements (archery, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing with a red drum tag, upland game bird, and migratory game bird) at no cost.
Eligibility:
A Texas Resident on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves or National or State Guard. Proof of residency for this license is: military service record(s) indicating that the person's home of record is in Texas or that the person's duty station for the six months immediately prior to the time of application is in Texas.

Learn more

Free Admission to State Parks for Veterans: A Texas Parklands Passport-Veteran provides free admission to Texas State parks for Veterans with qualifying service-connected disabilities.
Eligibility: Veterans who have a service-connected disability rating of at least 60% or loss of lower extremity. They do not need to reside in Texas to qualify.

Learn more

Back to top

Miscellaneous Benefits:

The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) Program Overview: The Texas Veterans Land Board provides low-interest real-estate related loans to Veterans of Texas. There are three categories of loans: Land Loans, Home Loans, and Home Improvement Loans. Veterans may apply for any or all of the loans at the same time; it is possible for a Veteran to have an active loan in each program simultaneously. Once a Veteran or his/her successor has successfully paid off a VLB loan, he/she may obtain another.
Eligibility: General eligibility criteria must be met by Veterans and their Spouses before participation in any VLB program. Participants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • A bona fide and legal resident of Texas on the date of application, and meet one of the following service criteria:

    • An active-duty Service member

    • A member of the Texas National Guard

    • A reserve-component military member having completed 20 qualifying years for retirement

    • A Veteran having served at least 90 active-duty days unless discharged sooner due to service-connected disability, or discharged after 90 days under other than dishonorable conditions

    • A surviving Spouse of a Veteran listed as missing in action or whose death was service-connected

All VLB loans are subject to credit approval. More information and additional loan-specific eligibility criteria for each program are listed below.

Note: The VLB does not offer refinancing. If the Veteran has an existing loan on a home, the VLB cannot provide refinancing to lower the interest rate, nor can the VLB loan program be used as a down-payment on a home.

Learn more

Land Loans: The VLB Land Loan program offers Texas Veterans the opportunity to purchase land at below-market interest rates while only requiring a minimum 5% down payment and a fixed-rate 30-year loan term. Financing is available up to $125,000; a $325 appraisal fee is due at the time of application.
Eligibility: To be eligible for VLB financing, the land must:

  • Be wholly within the state of Texas

  • Contain at least one acre, excluding any portion beneath a dedicated public roadway or navigable waterway, or subject to frequent inundation, or

  • Otherwise unusable.

  • Have legal, usable access to a public road. Access must be a minimum of 60 feet wide or meet the county public road width requirements, whichever is greater. 'Usable' means that it can be driven on by a standard passenger car in inclement weather.

  • Not be zoned strictly for commercial use.

  • Not have been owned by you or your Spouse within the previous three years.

Learn more

Veterans Housing Assistance Program: In 1983, the VLB Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP) was created to assist Texas active-duty Service members, Veterans, and their Spouses in purchasing a home. Applicants may receive up to $417,000 on a fixed-rate loan for 15, 20, 25, or 30-year terms.
Eligibility: To qualify, homes must meet the following requirements:

  • The home must be the Veteran's primary residence in Texas

  • The home must be a single family attached or detached home, townhome or condominium.

  • Duplexes or other multi-family units must have been constructed at least five years prior to the closing date of the loan

  • New homes must have either an Energy Star® certification or HERS Index score of 75 or less

  • The home must remain as the Veteran's primary residence for at least three years, and the applicant borrower must occupy the home within 60 days after the loan closing.

Note: Veterans with a VA service-connected disability of 30% or greater qualify for a discounted rate of .50 basis points (1/2 point below standard rate).

Learn more

Veterans Housing Improvement Program: The VLB introduced the Veterans Home Improvement Program (VHIP) to provide below-market interest rate loans to qualified Texas military Service members, Veterans, and Spouses for home repairs and improvement to their existing homes. A VLB home improvement loan can be used for alterations, repairs, and improvements that are eligible for financing under the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Title I program.

The VLB offers up to $25,000 for a 20-year loan or up to $10,000 for a 10-year loan. No down-payment is required; however, the program requires a $10 flood certification fee and $125 title search fee at time of application, and payment of closing costs.
Eligibility: To qualify, the following requirements must be met:

  • The home being repaired must be wholly within the state of Texas

  • The home must be the applicant's primary residence

  • Single family dwellings, condominiums, duplexes, triplexes, and four-plexes are eligible; however, they must be at least 5 years old. Modular or manufactured homes that are on a permanent foundation and are part of the real property may also be eligible, but the final decision on these types of loans will be determined by VLB

  • The VLB must be in first or second lien position

  • The borrower cannot advance funds to the contractor or purchase material prior to the loan proceeds from VLB. Loan proceeds will be available on the fourth business day after closing.

  • The borrower must secure a general contractor. VLB home improvement loans are FHA Title I insured loans, which require a valid lien in favor of VLB against the property. This type of lien cannot be created without a general contractor.

  • All work and/or construction must be in compliance with the applicable building codes and standards.

Note: Some improvements may not be eligible. Please see pages 8 & 9 of the VHIP application packet for a list of eligible & ineligible criteria. Also, Veterans with a VA service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater qualify for a discounted rate of .50 basis points (1/2 point below standard rate).

Learn more

Free Recording Of Discharges: The county clerk in each county is required to record, free of charge, the official discharge papers (DD Form 214) of a Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Once filed, it will become a confidential record for 75 years, providing Veterans with a ready source from which they can obtain a certified copy of their discharge when needed.

Learn more

No Cost Medical Records: Texas Veterans are eligible for no cost medical or mental health records when they are obtained to file a claim for a disability against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The health care provider or health care facility is not required to provide more than one complete record for the patient or former patient without charge. Some medical facilities may charge a small administrative fee for obtaining the records.

Learn more

Texas Veteran Entrepreneur Program: The Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP) fosters and promotes Veteran entrepreneurship throughout the state of Texas. The VEP aims to bridge the gap between available resources and Veteran entrepreneurs. The program identifies funding sources, mentors, business opportunities, and business education programs, among other key functions.

Learn more

Texas State Veterans Homes: Provides affordable, long-term nursing care for Texas Veterans, their Spouses and Gold Star parents. Conveniently located across Texas in Amarillo, Big Spring, Bonham, El Paso, Floresville, McAllen, Temple and Tyler, these first-class facilities designed to enhance quality of life with a clean, caring and dignified setting appropriate to those men and women who have served our country with honor. Health services include wound care, therapeutic activities, and hospice care. A large, well-equipped physical and occupational therapy room offers the latest in rehabilitative care. Speech therapy is also available to residents. Highly specialized care is provided at each Alzheimer's unit. Because the VA subsidizes much of a Veteran's cost to stay at a VLB Texas State Veterans Home, daily out-of-pocket rates are well below average and include the cost of medications for Veterans.
Eligibility: Texas Veterans recognized as an "eligible Veteran" by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), requiring long-term nursing care as determined by a physician and concurred by the VA, be at least 18 years old, a resident of Texas at the time of application, and not be dishonorably discharged. The Spouse, or unmarried surviving Spouse, of a Veteran and Gold Star parents are also eligible provided they meet the age and residency requirements above.

Learn more

Texas State Veterans Cemetery Program: Burial at a Texas State Veterans Cemetery is a benefit earned by Veterans for their service to their country. Texas State Veterans Cemeteries are currently operating in Killeen, Mission, Corpus Christi, and Abilene.

The burial benefit includes the grave plot, the opening and closing of the grave, a concrete grave liner for casketed burials, a headstone or marker, and perpetual care of the grave. The funeral home will obtain a burial flag to accompany the Veteran's casket or urn. There is no charge for burial of Veterans.

Note: The burial benefit for Veterans, their Spouses, and their Children does not cover funeral home charges such as the cost of a casket, cremation, viewing, flower cars, or transportation of the remains and Family. However, if the Veteran dies of a service connected cause of death, the Family may be eligible for reimbursement from the VA for some of the funeral home costs up to $2,000.

Eligibility: The following are the general eligibility requirements to be buried at a Texas State Veterans Cemetery:

  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who die on active duty

  • Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces discharged under other than dishonorable conditions

  • Certain members of the Reserve Component & Reserve Officer Training Corps

  • Commissioned officers of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and Public Health Service

  • World War II Merchant Marines

  • Philippine Armed Forces

  • Spouses and dependent Children (however, burial of dependent Children is limited to unmarried Children under 21 years of age or 23 if a full-time student at an approved educational institution).

Note: Eligibility requirements for a Texas State Cemetery are the same as for United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries. Exact eligibility requirements can be seen at the Veterans Affairs website or by calling the VA's toll-free burial benefits number at 1-800-827-1000. If you have any further questions about eligibility, please call the Texas Veterans Land Board toll free at 1-800-252-VETS (8387).

Learn more

Back to top

Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Texas:

Veterans Health Administration
VA Health Care System
Amarillo: Amarillo VA Health Care System, Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center, 6010 Amarillo Blvd West, 806-355-9703 / 800-687-8262
Big Spring: West Texas VA Health Care System, George H. O'Brien, Jr. VA Medical Center, 300 Veterans Blvd, 432-263-7361 / 800-472-1365
Dallas: VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 S Lancaster Rd, 800-849-3597 / 214-742-8387, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center, 1201 E. 9th St, 800-924-8387 / 903-583-2111
El Paso: El Paso VA Health Care System, 5001 N Piedras, 915-564-6100 / 800-672-3782
Harlingen: VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, 2601 Veterans Dr, 956-291-9000 / 855-864-0516
San Antonio: South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, STVHCS, 7400 Merton Minter, 210-617-5300 / 877-469-5300, Kerrville Campus, STVHCS, 3600 Memorial Blvd, 866-487-1653
Temple: Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center, 1901 Veterans Memorial Dr, 254-778-4811 / 800-423-2111, Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Waco, 4800 Memorial Dr, 254-752-6581 / 800-423-2111, Austin Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Dr, 512-823-4000 / 800-423-2111

VA Medical Centers - 800-924-8387
Bonham: Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center, 1201 E. 9th St, 800-924-8387 / Fax: 903-583-6692
Dallas: Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 S. Lancaster Rd, 800-849-3597 / Fax: 214-857-1448
Harlingen: VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, 2601 Veterans Dr, 956-291-9000
Houston: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, 713-791-1414 / 800-553-2278
Kerrville: Kerrville VA Hospital, 3600 Memorial Blvd, 866-487-1653
Waco: Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4800 Memorial Dr, 254-752-6581

Domiciliary
Houston: Houston Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans, 7329 Fannin St, 713-794-7922 / Fax: 713-791-1010

Outpatient Clinics
Austin: Austin Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Dr, 512-823-4000 / 800-423-2111
Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic, 5283 Old Brownsville Rd, 361-806-5600 / Fax: 361-806-5642
Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi PACT Annex, 5227 Old Brownsville Rd, Suite 11, 361-806-5600
Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi VA Specialty Outpatient Clinic, 205 S. Enterprize Pkwy, 361-939-6510
Dallas: Polk Street VA Annex Clinic, 4243 S. Polk St, 214-372-8100
Fort Worth: Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic, 2201 SE Loop 820, 800-443-9672 / 817-730-0000 / Fax: 817-730-0601
Harlingen: Harlingen VA Outpatient Clinic, 2106 Treasure Hills Blvd, 956-366-4500 / Fax: 956-366-4501
Katy: Katy VA Outpatient Clinic, 750 Westgreen Blvd, 281-578-4600 / Fax: 281-579-1925
Laredo: Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic, 4602 N. Bartlett, 956-523-7850
Lubbock: Lubbock VA Outpatient Clinic, 6104 Avenue Q South Dr, 806-472-3400
McAllen: McAllen Outpatient Clinic, 901 E. Hackberry Ave, 956-618-7100 / Fax: 956-992-9847
San Antonio: Balcones Heights Outpatient Clinic, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, Suites A-10 and A-88, 210-732-1802
San Antonio: Frank M. Tejeda VA Outpatient Clinic, 5788 Eckhert Rd, 210-699-2100
San Antonio: North Central Federal Clinic, 17440 Henderson Pass, 210-483-2900
San Antonio: San Antonio Dental Clinic, 8410 Data Point, 210-949-8900 / Fax: 210-949-8903
San Antonio: Shavano Park Outpatient Clinic, 4350 Lockhill-Selma Rd, Ste 200, 210-949-3773
Temple: Temple VA PACT Clinic, 4501 South General Bruce Dr, Suite 75
Tyler: Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, 3414 Golden Rd, 903-590-3050 / 855-375-6930
Victoria: Victoria Outpatient Clinic, 1908 N Laurent St, Ste 150, 361-582-7700

Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Abilene: Abilene CBOC, 3850 Ridgemont Dr, 325-695-3252 / Fax: 325-695-3414
Beaumont: Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, 3420 Veterans Circle, 409-981-8550 / 800-833-7734 / Fax: 409-981-8563
Beeville: Beeville CBOC, 302 South Hillside Dr, 361-358-9912 / Fax: 361-362-2101
Bridgeport: Bridgeport CBOC, 806 Woodrow Wilson Ray Cir, 940-683-2538 / Fax: 940-683-1750
Brownwood: Brownwood CBOC, 2600 Memorial Park Dr, 325-641-0568
Cedar Park: Cedar Park CBOC, 701 Whitestone Blvd, 512-260-1368
Childress: Childress Clinic, 1001 Highway 83 North, 940-937-8528
College Station: Bryan/College Station CBOC, 1651 Rock Prairie Rd, Ste 100, 979-680-0361
Conroe: Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic, 800 Riverwood Ct, Ste 100, 936-522-4000 / 800-553-2278 x10900 / Fax: 936-522-4020
Dalhart: Dalhart VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 325 Denver Ave, 806-249-0673
Denton: Denton CBOC, 2223 Colorado Blvd, 940-891-6350 / Fax: 940-891-6105
El Paso: Eastside El Paso CBOC, 2400 Trawood Dr, Ste 200, 915-217-2428
Fort Stockton: Fort Stockton VA Outreach Clinic, 2071 North Main St, 432-336-2110
Galveston: Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic, 3828 Avenue N, 409-761-3200 / 800-553-2278 x11000 / Fax: 409-761-3204
Granbury: Granbury CBOC, 601 Fall Creek Hwy, 817-326-3902 / Fax: 817-326-3952
Greenville: Greenville CBOC, 4006 Wellington Rd, Ste 100, 903-450-1143 / Fax: 903-450-0485
LaGrange: LaGrange VA Outreach Clinic, 890 E Travis St, 979-968-5878
Lake Jackson: Lake Jackson VA Outpatient Clinic, 208 Oak Dr South, 979-230-4852 / Fax: 979-230-4863
Longview: Longview CBOC, 1005 N Eastman Rd, 903-247-8262 / Fax: 903-247-8274
Lufkin: Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic, 2206 North John Redditt Dr, 936-671-4300 / 800-209-3120 / Fax: 936-671-4332
New Braunfels: New Braunfels CBOC, 705 Landa St, Suite C, 830-643-0717 / Fax: 830-629-2438
Odessa: Permian Basin CBOC, 8050 E. Hwy 191, 432-685-2110 / Fax: 432-685-2158
Palestine: Palestine CBOC, 2000 South Loop 256, Ste 124, 903-723-9006 / Fax: 903-723-1537
Richmond: Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic, 22001 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200, 832-595-7700 / 800-553-2278 x10000 / Fax: 832-595-7720
San Angelo: San Angelo Clinic, 2018 Pulliam, 325-658-6138 / Fax: 325-658-8104
San Antonio: Northeast 410 /San Antonio CBOC, 2391 NE Loop 410, Ste 101, 210-590-0247 / Fax: 210-590-3512
San Antonio: Northwest 410/San Antonio CBOC, 4318 Woodcock, Ste 120, 210-736-4051 / Fax: 210-736-4449
San Antonio: Pecan Valley CBOC, 4243 E Southcross, Ste 206, 210-337-4316 / Fax; 210-337-4380
San Antonio: South Bexar Outpatient Clinic, 4610 E Southcross Blvd, Ste 100, 210-648-1491
San Antonio: SW Military CBOC, 1714 SW Military Dr, 210-923-0777
Seguin: Seguin CBOC, 526 E. Court St, 830-372-3614 x1697 / Fax: 830-372-1257
Sherman: Sherman CBOC, 3811 US 75 N, 903-487-0477
Stamford: Stamford Clinic, 1601 N Columbia, 325-695-3252
Texas City: Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expy, Ste 206, 409-986-2900 / 800-553-2278 x10500 / Fax: 409-986-2910
Tomball: Tomball VA Outpatient Clinic, 1200 W. Main St, 281-516-1505 / Fax 281-516-9390
Wichita Falls: Wichita Falls CBOC, 1800 7th St, 877-565-9329

Vet Center - 877-927-8387
Abilene: Taylor County Vet Center, 3564 N 6th St, 325-232-7925 / Fax: 325-232-7948
Amarillo: Amarillo Vet Center, 3414 Olsen Blvd, Ste E, 806-354-9779 / Fax: 806-351-1104
Austin: Austin Vet Center, 2015 S. I.H. 35, Southcliff Bldg, Ste 101, 512-416-1314 / Fax: 512-416-7019
Beaumont: Jefferson County Vet Center, 990 IH10 North, Site 180, 409-347-0124/ Fax: 409-896-5539
Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi Vet Center, 4646 Corona, Ste 250, 361-854-9961 / Fax: 361-854-4730
Dallas: 3B RCS South Central Regional Office, 4500 S Lancaster Rd, Bldg 69, 214-857-1254 Dallas: Dallas Vet Center, 10501 N Central Expy, Ste 213, 214-361-5896 / Fax: 214-361-0981
El Paso: El Paso Vet Center, 1155 Westmoreland, Ste 121, 915-772-0013 / Fax: 915-772-3983
Ft. Worth: Fort Worth Vet Center, 6620 Westworth Blvd, Westworth Village, 817-921-9095 / Fax: 817-921-9438
Harker Heights: Killeen Heights Vet Center, 302 Millers Crossing, Ste #4, 254-953-7100 / Fax: 254-953-7120
Houston: Harris County Vet Center, 14300 Cornerstone Village Dr, Ste 110, 281-537-7812/ Fax: 281-583-8800
Houston: Houston Vet Center, 3000 Richmond Ave, Ste 355, 713-523-0884 / Fax: 713-523-4513
Houston: Houston West Vet Center, 701 N Post Oak Rd, Ste 102, 713-682-2288 / Fax: 713-682-7818
Laredo: Laredo Vet Center, 6999 McPherson Rd, Ste 102, 956-723-4680 / Fax: 956-723-9144
Lubbock: Lubbock Vet Center, 3106 50th St, Ste 400, 806-792-9782, Fax: 806-792-9785
McAllen: McAllen Vet Center, 2108 S M St, MedPoint Plaza, Unit 2, 956-631-2147 / Fax: 956-631-2430
Mesquite: Dallas County Vet Center, 502 West Kearney, Ste 300, 972-288-8030 / Fax: 972-288-8051
Midland: Midland Vet Center, 4400 N. Midland Drive, Ste 540, 432-697-8222 / Fax: 432-697-0561
Pantego: Tarrant County Vet Center, 3337 W Pioneer Pkwy, Northlake Center, 817-274-0981 / Fax: 817-274-9712
San Antonio: San Antonio NE Vet Center, 9504 IH 35 N, Ste 214, 210-650-0422 / Fax: 210-650-0169
San Antonio: San Antonio NW Vet Center, 9910 W Loop 1604 N, Ste 126, 210-688-0606 / Fax: 210-688-3421

VISN
Arlington: VISN 17: VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network, 2301 E Lamar Blvd, Suite 650, 817-652-1111 / Fax: 817-385-3700
Gilbert, AZ: VISN 18: VA Southwest Health Care Network, 335 E. Germann Rd, Ste. 201, 480-397-2700 / Fax: 480-397-2276(Services El Paso Health Care System ONLY)

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Benefit Office - 800-827-1000
Waco: Waco Regional Benefit Office, 701 Clay Ave
Houston: Houston Regional Benefit Office, 6900 Almeda Rd

National Cemetery Administration
National Cemetery
Dallas: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, 214-467-3374 / Fax: 214-467-3316
El Paso: Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Ave, P.O. Box 6342, 915-564-0201 / Fax: 915-564-3746
Houston: Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, 281-447-8686 / Fax: 281-447-0580
Kerrville: Kerrville National Cemetery, VAMC, 3600 Memorial Blvd, 210-820-3891 / Fax: 210-820-3445
San Antonio: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, 210-820-3891 / Fax: 210-820-3445
San Antonio: San Antonio National Cemetery, 517 Paso Hondo St, 210-820-3891 / Fax: 210-820-3445

Learn more

Back to top

Military Installations in Texas

Active Duty
Army
Fort Bliss
Fort Hood
Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston
Corpus Christi Army Depot
Red River Army Dept

Navy
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station
Kingsville Naval Air Station

Air Force
Joint Base San Antonio
Sheppard AFB
Dyess AFB
Goodfellow AFB
Laughlin AFB

National Guard
Texas Military Forces
Texas Army National Guard
Texas Air National Guard

Texas State Guard


Resources

http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Home.aspx

http://www.txdot.gov/

http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isflash=1

http://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-new-york-wyoming#TEXAS

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job

http://www.glo.texas.gov/vlb/

http://txdmv.gov/motorists/for-our-troops

http://txdmv.gov/reports-and-data/forms-reports/cat_view/21-forms/23-motorists/159-license-plates/164-military-and-veterans

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/driverlicense/index.htm

http://ftp.txdmv.gov/pub/txdot-info/vtr/military_packet.pdf

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/htm/GV.661.htm

http://veterans.portal.texas.gov/en/pages/default.aspx

http://mic3.net/pages/contact/Map/texas.aspx

Back to top

Document Review Date: 30 April 2015