TVC - VA Claims Representatives

The Texas Veterans Commission serves veterans, their dependents and survivors, in all matters pertaining to veterans' disability benefits and rights. It is the designated agency of the State of Texas to represent the State and its veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The agency represents veterans in filing VA disability claims and during VA appeals processes, and assists dependents with survivor benefits.  The State of Texas leads all other large states in monetary recovery of veterans’ compensation and pension benefits. More than $1.5 billion in compensation and pension is distributed each year to Texas veterans and eligible surviving family members represented by the Texas Veterans Commission.

To learn more about the benefits for veterans, their spouses and dependents click here. Expert Counselors The Texas Veterans Commission is nationally recognized for its expertise in helping veterans get the most benefits they are entitled to. The agency has more than 75 claims counselors accredited by the VA to represent veterans with disability claims and appeals. Counselors also help veterans and their families with questions regarding benefits, survivor and dependent needs, filling out VA paperwork, and medical issues. Due the expertise of these counselors, the agency participated in a first-of-its-kind pilot project in 2008 to help VA speed up the claims development process.

Texas Veterans Commission claims and benefits counselors worked in the Waco Regional Office Veterans Service Center on a full-time basis to assist VA in processing claims in the development stage. During this time, it took VA about 132 days developing a claim or gathering information to prepare a claim for the rating process. Texas Veterans Commission counselors were able accomplish this in a fraction of the time. In the cases where TVC counselors were able to make contact and get participation from the veteran, the claims development process was reduced to less than 11 days -- allowing it to move forward to the rating process.

Texas Veterans Commission created two new Claims Processing Assistance Teams to work with the VA on an ongoing basis to reduce the more than 39,000 veterans’ claims pending at the VA regional offices in Waco and Houston. We Are Located The largest concentration of veterans live near the major cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley. In order to assist these veterans, Texas Veterans Commission claims and benefits counselors are located in VA Regional Offices, VA medical facilities, VA clinics, and military installations throughout the State. 

County / Counties Served: 
Largest Metropolitan Areas
Austin Area
BASTROP
BLANCO
WILLIAMSON
BURNET
CALDWELL
HAYS
TRAVIS
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
COLLIN
DALLAS
DENTON
ELLIS
JOHNSON
KAUFMAN
PARKER
ROCKWALL
TARRANT
WISE
Houston Area
BRAZORIA
CHAMBERS
FORT BEND
GALVESTON
HARRIS
LIBERTY
MONTGOMERY
WALLER
El Paso Area
EL PASO
HUDSPETH
San Antonio Area
ATASCOSA
BANDERA
BEXAR
COMAL
FRIO
GUADALUPE
KENDALL
MEDINA
WILSON
Temple Area
BELL
CORYELL
FALLS
LAMPASAS
MCLENNAN
MILAM
More Cities
Amarillo Area
ARMSTRONG
CARSON
DEAF SMITH
HARTLEY
HUTCHINSON
MOORE
OLDHAM
POTTER
RANDALL
Bryan College Station Area
BRAZOS
BURLESON
GRIMES
LEON
MADISON
ROBERTSON
WALKER
WASHINGTON
Tyler Longview Area
CHEROKEE
GREGG
HARRISON
HENDERSON
RAINS
RUSK
SMITH
UPSHUR
VAN ZANDT
WOOD
Brownsville Harlingen Area
CAMERON
HIDALGO
WILLACY
Nacogdoches Area
ANGELINA
NACOGDOCHES
PANOLA
SAN AUGUSTINE
SHELBY
Victoria Area
CALHOUN
DEWITT
GOLIAD
JACKSON
LAVACA
REFUGIO
VICTORIA
Corpus Christi Area
ARANSAS
JIM WELLS
KLEBERG
NUECES
SAN PATRICIO
Midland Odessa Area
ANDREWS
CRANE
ECTOR
GLASSCOCK
HOWARD
LOVING
MIDLAND
MARTIN
REAGAN
UPTON
WARD
WINKLER
Beaumont Area
HARDIN
JEFFERSON
ORANGE
Abilene Area
CALLAHAN
COLEMAN
FISHER
JONES
NOLAN
SHACKELFORD
TAYLOR
Wichita Falls Area
ARCHER
BAYLOR
CLAY
WICHITA
WILBARGER
San Angelo Area
COKE
CONCHO
IRION
MENARD
RUNNELS
SCHLEICHER
STERLING
TOM GREEN
Lubbock Area
CROSBY
FLOYD
GARZA
HALE
HOCKLEY
LAMB
LUBBOCK
LYNN
TERRY
Del Rio Area
CROCKETT
EDWARDS
KINNEY
SUTTON
TERRELL
VAL VERDE
Texarkana Area
BOWIE
CAMP
CASS
FRANKLIN
MARION
MORRIS
RED RIVER
TITUS
Laredo Area
DIMMIT
DUVAL
LA SALLE
MCMULLEN
JIM HOGG
WEBB
ZAPATA
Rural TX
TX - Central North
KIMBLE
GILLESPIE
KERR
LLANO
MASON
MCCULLOCH
SAN SABA
TX - Central South
BEE
FAYETTE
GONZALES
LEE
LIVE OAK
KARNES
TX - Coastal
AUSTIN
COLORADO
MATAGORDA
WHARTON
TX - East
ANDERSON
FREESTONE
HOUSTON
JASPER
LIMESTONE
NEWTON
POLK
SABINE
SAN JACINTO
TRINITY
TYLER
TX - North
BROWN
COMANCHE
EASTLAND
HAMILTON
MILLS
STEPHENS
THROCKMORTON
YOUNG
TX - North West
BAILEY
BORDEN
COCHRAN
COTTLE
DAWSON
DICKENS
FOARD
GAINES
HASKELL
HARDEMAN
KENT
KING
KNOX
MITCHELL
MOTLEY
SCURRY
STONEWALL
YOAKUM
TX - Panhandle
CASTRO
COLLINGSWORTH
DALLAM
DONLEY
GRAY
HANSFORD
HEMPHILL
LIPSCOMB
OCHILTREE
ROBERTS
SHERMAN
WHEELER
TX - Panhandle South
HALL
BRISCOE
CHILDRESS
PARMER
SWISHER
TX - South
BROOKS
KENEDY
STARR
TX - South West
REAL
MAVERICK
UVALDE
ZAVALA
TX - Surrounding DFW
BOSQUE
COOKE
DELTA
ERATH
FANNIN
GRAYSON
HILL
HOOD
HOPKINS
HUNT
JACK
LAMAR
MONTAGUE
NAVARRO
PALO PINTO
SOMERVELL
TX - West
BREWSTER
CULBERSON
JEFF DAVIS
PECOS
PRESIDIO
REEVES
Virtual - Online Only
Career Phase: 
Transitioning Military
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
Honorable
General Under Honorable
Other than Honorable