This page explains Texas Veteran Benefits. There are some benefits which the state of Texas provides for the veterans. Explanation of those benefits you can find but just scroll.
Homes for veterans in Texas are Amarillo, Big Spring, Bonham, El Paso, Floresville, Houston, McAllen, Temple, and Tyler which are open for unmarried surviving veterans. Those veterans and their spouses can stay here which is honourable discharge from the force. Parents of veterans are also eligible for VA benefits in Texas.
Financial Benefits for Veterans of Texas
Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Property
Those disabled veterans for which the disability rating assigned by the department is 100% have no texas VA disability property tax to pay on the total property.
For different disability ratings of veterans, there are different assessed values for their homes which are from $5000 to $12000. The surviving spouse is also eligible for this benefit.
Several offers for home tax exemptions for veterans are discussed below
Free Drivers License for Disabled Veterans
If the veteran has 60% service-connected disabilities and is discharged honourably from the military force can get the Texas driver’s license free which is the 60 per cent VA disability benefits in Texas.
Home Loans For Veterans of Texas
Texas VA home loan at less interest as compared to the market interest from the Texas Veterans Land Board. If the veteran has more than a 30% disability rating assigned by the veterans affairs department, he will be eligible to get the loan at low interest. Texas is the only state that offers loans up to 150,000 dollars with 5 per cent down and 30-year rates.
Home Improvement Program (VHIP) for Veterans
Veterans Land Board (VLB) offers a home improvement loan for 20 years paying off up to $50,000. This program also offers a loan for a 10-year payoff of $7,500 to $10,000 loan. Disabled Veterans can get this loan at a discount interest rate if disabled veteran has a service-connected disability rating greater than 30%.
For the alteration and the improvement of the home, this loan can be used which improve the utility of the property.
Education Benefits for the Texas Veteran
Hazlewood Act Texas
According to the Hazlewood Act Texas state of texas is responsible to provide the education benefit of 150 hours tuition-free to veterans and their dependents. Living expenses, books and copies, and supply fees are not included in this benefit.
For the eligibility for the texas veterans education benefits, the veteran must have the following criteria:
- The veteran is a resident of Texas at the time of joining forces.
- Veterans live in Texas
- Veteran discharge from the force with honour.
- The minimum service of the veteran is 181 days.
- Veterans must be not defaulters in-state student loans.
- Have the good academic record
The Legacy Act (Child)
Veterans eligible for the Hazlewood Act can assign unused hours to a child under certain conditions.
Those veterans who have eligibility for the Hazlewood Act can assign the unused hours to a child if the child has the following conditions:
- The child has a Texas residency;
- The child has a maximum of 25 years of age at the time of admission
- Academic record progress will be good
At a time 1 child can facilitate this benefit.
Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child of the veterans
If the veteran or national guard of Texas is a resident of Texas who died during the service or service-connected disability or injuries, then the spouse and the dependent children of such veterans or guard can get 50 credit hours of free tuition from a recognized institute.
For eligibility for this benefit, the Veteran must be a resident of Texas state at the time of joining forces.
- A spouse must have no federal VA education benefits
- The spouse must be a Texas resident
- The spouse must have good academic progress, and credit hour requirements
- The child must have no federal VA education benefits
- A child must be a resident of Texas
- The child must have good academic progress and credit hour requirements. It is not applicable for the deceased veteran’s dependent, Mia, and Kia’s Dependent.
Employment Benefits for the Texas Veteran
Depending on the deceased veterans’ have a preference for employment with state agencies. Widows and children of the killed veterans prefer employment until they have reached 40% employment.
Military Time Credit Towards State Retirement
Non-retired veterans who are state employees can claim their active duty military time toward retirement by making a payment equal to the monthly contribution an employee would make times the number of months of active duty. The maximum anyone can buy is 60 months.
Veteran Entrepreneur Program
The Veteran Entrepreneur Program provides veteran entrepreneurs and veteran small businesses the tools they need to start or grow their businesses. The program provides consultation with business plans, financing, marketing and more.
Hunting and Fishing License for disabled veterans
If the service-connected disability rating of the disabled veteran is 50 or greater than 50 or lost his 1 leg or foot in service can get the “super Comb” free hunting and all fishing package.
If the disabled veteran is not a resident of Texas then he will not be eligible for this benefit.
Hunting and Fishing License Free for Active Duty Veterans
The “Super Combo” Hunting and All-Water Fishing Package is free to Texas residents on active duty.
Military members and their dependents anywhere on active duty can purchase the license at the resident rate.
State Park Admission for Disabled Veterans
You do not have to be a Texas resident to qualify. If you are not a resident of Texa then you can’t qualify for this benefit.
Cemeteries for veterans have Texas Residency
Cemeteries of the Veterans of Texas in Abilene, Corpus Christi, Killeen, and Mission. Veterans of Texas and dependents are eligible for burial in these places.
For the veterans and dependents of veterans, there will be no burial charges.