Services and Benefits

Resources for Veteran Benefits and Opportunities, More

American Legion, Department of Texas
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The nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in the community, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow servicemembers and veterans.

State of Texas Assistance and Referral System (STARS)
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The State of Texas Assistance and Referral System (STARS) allows you to self-screen for potential eligibility for programs provided by the Texas Department of Human Services and other Texas state agencies.

Texas Council on Family Violence
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Promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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Provides oversight for designated Health and Human Services agencies, and administers certain health and human services programs including the Texas Medicaid Program, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse investigations.

    Food Stamp Program
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    The Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, is the legal base under which Texas administers the Food Stamp Program. The Act is implemented by the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of the program is to permit low income households to purchase a nutritionally adequate diet through normal channels of trade.

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
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    The purpose of the program is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living. Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits.

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
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A State Bar of Texas program to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the state for military veterans who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need.

Texas Veterans Commission
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Committed to provide superior service through agency programs of claims assistance, employment services and education that will significantly improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families.

    Claims and Benefits
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    The Texas Veterans Commission serves veterans, their dependents and survivors, in all matters pertaining to veterans' 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.

    Education Benefits
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    The State Approving Agency for all schools, courses, programs and tests where eligible veterans or their family members may use education benefits. The Texas Veterans Commission Education Program also provides outreach and information to veterans on how to fully utilize state and federal education programs and entitlements.

    Employment Services
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    Seeks to match veteran job seekers with the best employment opportunities available. In addition, employers are matched with qualified veterans who possess numerous unique abilities gained through military service.

Texas Veterans Land Board
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Texas veterans can use all three Texas veterans loan programs at one time. Multiple eligibility simply means you can receive a land loan and a housing loan and a home improvement loan. When requesting application materials, please be sure to specify the program(s) in which you are interested.

Texas Veterans Leadership Program
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A Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) resource and referral network that serves to connect returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the resources and tools they need to lead productive lives and enjoy the full benefits of the society they have willingly served.

Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars
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From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to high school students every year, providing free phone cards to our nation's active-duty military personnel, raising money for the World War II memorial, to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there--honoring the dead by helping the living.

Texas Veterans Portal
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As a veteran, you and your family are entitled to receive many benefits because of your military service. The State of Texas has compiled helpful information from many government agencies so you can find the assistance, services, and benefits you need. This is the site for you.

Texas VFW
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Seeks to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.

Texas WorkForce
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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. For employers, TWC offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics. For job seekers, TWC offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits. While targeted populations receive intensive assistance to overcome barriers to employment all Texans can benefit from the services offered by TWC and its network of workforce partners.

TexVet
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TexVet: Partners Across Texas focuses on making it easier for military members and their families to find help. The resources identified through TexVet are meant for anyone who is serving or has served in any branch of the military, as well as the family members and others who care about a service member.

Unemployment Insurance Application
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This is a five-step process that will take approximately 15 minutes or less to complete. The application process is also available in Spanish.

University of Texas Student Veterans Association
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Works to serve the needs of students with prior or current military association, their families, and dependents. Thus, they aim to develop and implement support activities to better assess, promote, and represent the interests of this population within the University community.

VA Central Texas Health Care System
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Seeks to be a patient centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellence in health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and a back-up for national emergencies.

VA North Texas Health Care System
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Seeks to be a patient centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellence in health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and a back-up for national emergencies.

VA South Texas Health Care System
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Seeks to be a patient centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellence in health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and a back-up for national emergencies.

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System
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Seeks to be a patient centered integrated health care organization for veterans providing excellence in health care, research, and education; an organization where people choose to work; an active community partner and a back-up for national emergencies.

VISN 17: VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network
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Main coordinating VA office, covering all Texas veterans. Through this network, VA facilities and services are available across Texas.

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
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A new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. (Affordable Care Act)

 
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