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Veteran Resource Links

Active Duty in Texas

Welcome to Texas!

On behalf of the Texas Veterans Commission, I thank all of our military and their families for their continued service. Texas offers many special benefits for its military service members and veterans including Property Tax Exemptions, State Retirement Benefits, Veterans Home Improvement Loan Program, Texas National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program, Veterans Employment Preference, Vehicle License Plates, Transfer of Occupational License, Texas Veterans Portal, as well as Hunting and Fishing License privileges to name a few. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and veteran disability status. Wartime Veterans have preference in employment with State agencies or offices, as do surviving spouses and children of those killed on active duty. State law requires that some State agencies practice veterans’ preference until they have reached 20% veteran employment.

We are here and ready to serve you!


Thomas P. Palladino
Executive Director, Texas Veterans Commission

Transitioning Veteran Resources & Benefits

You made a great decision to make your move to the Lone Star State, home to over 1.7 million veterans. There are a lot of reasons to make Texas your forever home. Texas employers love to hire veterans, the cost of living is relatively low, there are VA hospitals and clinics in various cities across the state, and there is no state income tax!

Transitioning service members, this page is here to introduce you to Texas resources that will ease your transition into civilian life. Take a look around and connect with the services you need.

Veteran Citizenship & Naturalization

Every year, thousands of foreign-born service members, veterans, and their families become naturalized U.S. citizens. Active duty service members, veterans, and their dependents can be eligible. Surviving family members of deceased U.S. military service members and veterans may also qualify.

Learn more about what steps to take and how U.S. military service can speed up the process of becoming an American Citizen.

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