Monday, June 20, 2011

Grant provides Hope for Heroes – Your June E-Vets

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The Texas Veterans Commission is a state agency committed to ensuring all Veterans within the state of Texas receive the maximum benefits earned as a result of their service to their country.  We provide superior service to veterans in the areas of claims assistance, employment services, education benefits and grants that significantly improve the quality of life of Texas Veterans and their families.



Fund for Veterans' Assistance grant provides Hope for Heroes

Through a grant funded by the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance, the Hope for Heroes program at the Samaritan Center in Austin began serving Veterans in September 2011.


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Fund for Veterans' Assistance adds online donation capability

At a press conference in the Texas State Capitol on May 18, the Texas Veterans Commission announced the launch of an online donation tool for the Fund for Veterans' Assistance.


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Texas servicemembers honored on Memorial Day

 On May 28, 2011, at the Texas State Capitol, the Governor took a moment to honor Texas Servicemembers who fought and died in the Global War on Terror.

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Smart phone applications assist Veterans

A new smart phone application launched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in April 2011 is designed to help servicemembers and Veterans manage their adjustment challenges with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


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Korean Veterans Day recognized by Texas Senate

On April 29, 2011, the Texas Senate passed Senate Resolution 865, by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, recognizing the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who served during the Korean War.


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Millions in stop loss pay still unclaimed

Between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009, U.S. Department of Veterans estimated 145,000 servicemembers were put on stop loss, extending the servicemembers time beyond the end of their enlistment contracts.


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Disability compensation payments going paperless

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are encouraging Veterans to elect electronic payment for recurring disability compensation.  


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Texas Veterans Commission grants $250,000 to Women Veterans Organization

On May 20, 2011 in its ongoing efforts to help women Vetearns returning home from service, the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance presented a $250,000 check to Grace After Fire.


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Major Leage Baseball tickets donated to Veterans

On May 25, 2011, eight Veterans in Houston, attended a Major leage Baseball game between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, thanks to the generosity of the Stanley Corporation.


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$5.4 Million in grants awarded from the Texas Veterans Commission's Fund for Veterans' Assistance

On May 18, the Texas Veterans Commission awarded 21 organizations over $5.4 Million in grants from the Texas Vetearns Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance.


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Measures to give 100% tax exemption to surviving spouses passes legislature

In May 2011, the Texas Leguislature unanimously passed measures that, if approved by Texas voters, would extend the 100 percent property tax exemption for totally disabled or unemployable Veterans to their surviving spouses.


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Bill introduced in Congress to help Veterans transfer successfully from military service

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced the Hiring Heroes Act (H.R. 1941) in May 2011. 


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