|TARRANT COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES
“We help veterans and survivors file VA benefits for free”The Tarrant County Veterans Service Office provides FREE assistance to veterans and/or their survivors who want to file benefit claims with the Veterans Administration (VA).Veterans Services helps the veteran and/or surviving member sort through the often complex and complicated maze of the VA’s benefit claims process. They will complete all of the forms for you, mail the application documents to the VA, and provide follow assistance after the claim has been submitted and a decision has been made by the VA.
Types of benefit claims available:1. Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or was made worse by active military service.
2. Non-Service Connected Pension is a benefit paid to veterans who served at least 90 days on active duty during wartime (did not have to serve in combat, just be on active duty during a war), with limited income, who are permanently and totally disabled or age 65 or older, and who were honorably discharged.Your income determines if you qualify and amount of pension you get. Survivor benefits that are normally applied for after a veteran’s death are:
3. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors, spouses or dependent children, of a military service member who died of a service-connected cause.
4. Death Pension or Widow’s Pension, is a benefit paid to eligible surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans who were honorably discharged and the surviving spouse meets the income criteria established by Congress and the VA. Your income determines if you qualify and the amount of pension you get.
Non-Service Connected Pension (for veterans) and Widow’s Pension (for surviving spouses) may be especially useful to veterans and surviving spouses who are in a nursing home or assisted living facility OR, to veterans or surviving spouses who live at home who are housebound or in need of aid and attendance to help cope with the daily needs of life.
All benefits paid by the VA are tax-free. In addition, veterans may be eligible for other benefits from the VA such as medical care, education, burial, home loans, life insurance and vocational rehabilitation benefits.The state of Texas also offers certain benefits to veterans. Tarrant County Veteran Services also conducts outreach visits at local service organizations, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in-home as they are needed and as manning allows.
Their telephone number is (817) 531-5645.
They also have a webpage on Tarrant County’s website. Go to http://www.tarrantcounty.com/, click Departments, and then click Veteran Service Office.
Will take walk-ins but appointments are preferred.