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.
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).
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.
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.