First of all, we would like to thank all the brave men and women who served our country. We’ve compiled a useful list of benefits you may not have known about for Veterans and military families that you can take advantage of.
Veterans and wounded warriors who meet certain criteria may qualify for Veteran Hiring Preference. Hiring Preference gives you veterans an advantage over civilians for government employment. There are eligibility requirements: must have an honorable or general discharge, military rank no greater than major or lieutenant commander. If disabled, rank is not applicable, must achieve a score of 70 or higher on written exam or evaluation. Please note that Federal Hiring does not guarantee a job, but gives veterans an advantage in hiring.
VA Financial benefits
Financial benefits in Texas for VA includes tax-exempt for any property owned by a disabled veteran, surviving spouses, or children of deceased disabled veterans. In addition to the tax exemption, some states also offer grants to veterans and their families. Such needs include, but are not limited to, the following:
Limited emergency assistance
Job placement assistance
For more information on Veteran Grants visit your local
VA Medical Benefits
Most importantly Veterans may attend Veteran hospital care and outpatient care services as "needed." VA defines "needed" as care or service that will promote, preserve, and restore health. This includes treatment, procedures, supplies, or services. The decision of need will be based on the judgment of your health care provider and in accordance with generally accepted standards of clinical practice.
There are also health programs you may be eligible for, including treatment for:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Agent Orange Exposure
Gulf War Syndrome & Related Illnesses
To learn more about Veteran Medical Benefits please visit
VA Education Benefits
Veterans who qualify for the Hazlewood Act Under can receive up to 150 hours of tuition exception, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas.
In addition to the Hazlewood Act which includes Veterans spouses and their dependent children to qualify for the education benefit. Legacy Act allows for eligible Veterans to assign their unused hours of exemption to a child under certain conditions. To learn more about the Hazlewood Act and eligibility requirements please visit Texas Veterans Commission.
VA Housing Benefits
Another VA benefit is Housing and Home Loans. Texas Veterans Land Board administers the Loan Loan Program, VA Housing Assistance Purchase Program, and the veterans home improvement loan program. These loan programs are provided to Texas veteran residents who served at least 90 days active duty, with an other-than-dishonorable discharge. The great thing about VA loans is that they allow you to put a lot less down on a home and more! We would be more than happy to help you finance a home so you can take advantage of any and all benefits available to you as a veteran. You can learn a little more about VA loans here.
Veterans Recreation Benefits
Texas Resident Veterans and active duty members can receive a fishing package and Hunting Licenses.
Also, a Free Park admission to Texas State Park is available to any veteran who has a serviced connected disability by the VA or a service-connected disability has resulted in the loss of a lower extremity. For more information please visit your local VA.
Veterans and their families with financial challenges may benefit from Pension. Veterans may qualify for a pension if they meet certain qualifications; income and net worth limits set by law; are age 65 or older, permanently and totally disabled, a patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care, receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, or receiving Supplemental Security Income. Generally, a Veteran must have at least 90 days of active duty service, with at least one day during a VA recognized wartime period. If the active duty occurred after September 7, 1980, you must have served at least 24 months or the full period that you were called up. These Pensions include but are not limited to:
Medal of Honor Pension
Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefit
To learn more about Military Pensions please visit benefits.va.gov/pension.
Again, we’d like to Thank the Honorable Military men and women for their service, and their families. The benefits provided in this blog are only a few Veteran benefits, to learn more about other Veteran Benefits please visit VA.GOV.