Veterans with service-connected disabilities (rated through the VA) are often entitled to more benefits than just compensation. Make sure you are taking advantage of all of your entitlements. Listed below are a few additional benefits based on the percentage of disability. For instance starting with the lowest percentage:
10% – 20% Service Connected Disabled (SCD)
Medical care for the rated disability(ies) at no charge. Co-pays for non-related RX and doctor visits. Possible hearing aids & glasses at no fee, no charge.
Property tax exemption for first $5,000 appraised value of home (Texas Benefit)
Vocational Rehabilitation & Counseling
Clothing Allowance for VA issued prosthetic devices
Veteran’s preference on civil service (10%)
30% – 40% SCD
Property tax exemption for first $7,500 appraised value of home
Additional compensation for dependents
Non-competitive Federal employment
Mileage reimbursement for VA scheduled medical appointments
50% – 60% SCD
Property tax exemption for first $10,000 appraised value of home
Special DV license plates – cost $3.00 for 1 plate (fee/or reduced tow fees, free airport
Free TX Driver’s License
Free TX Hunting & Fishing License Pkg.
Free TX State Park Admission (w/TPWD passport)
70% – 90% SCD
Property Tax Exemption for first $12,000 appraised value of home
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100% Service Connected Disabled
Total property tax exemption (for homestead residence)
100% Service Connected Disabled Permanent & Total
DOD community privileges: Commissary/PX
Possible Dependent Healthcare
Waiver of National Life Insurance premiums (if policy is active)
Tax-free Student Loan forgiveness filed through Department of Education
Additionally benefits listed above.
If you have question concerning VA & State Benefits, contact Montgomery County Veterans Service at 936-539-7842 or via email at [email protected] and like us on Facebook.