Arlington is a growing city with an estimated growth of 6.2 percent since the census in 2010, according to the United States Census Bureau. Of the population, 20,867 veterans reside in Arlington and you can find 3,366 veteran-owned firms. Local, state and national organizations exist in the city and in nearby Dallas to serve Texas veterans with issues like medical care, employment, education, benefits, and more.
The Dallas VA Medical Center is located at 4500 S. Lancaster Road in Dallas and provides medical care to more than 113,000 veterans in the Dallas area, including the City of Arlington. The center is less than 35 minutes (24 miles) from Arlington and houses 853 beds to treat veterans. You will need to schedule an appointment at 1-800-849-3597.
The Veterans Resource Center coordinates assistance from other organizations to help veterans with homelessness, housing, health care, and more. Since 2012, the organization has helped more than 28,000 veterans. Agencies that work with the Veterans Resource Center include Texas Veterans Commission, Department of Veteran Affairs, Cedar Valley Community College, and VA Homeless Veterans Services.
The Dallas Vet Center is located at 8610 Greenville Avenue in Suite 125 in Dallas and serves the Dallas and Arlington area. The center is open Monday through Friday and is staffed with trained representatives that can answer your claims questions and provide you with general benefits information. You can contact the Dallas Vet Center at (214)361-5896 for more information.
The Texas Veterans Commission represents veterans across the state before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and protects the entitlements granted to the military, their spouses, and families. The Commission was created in 1927 for veterans of the Spanish-American War, Indian wars, and World War I. The organization continues in this spirit today with programs that provide services to Texas veterans.
The Claims Representation and Counseling work with veterans in regards to disability compensation benefits. The Veterans Employment Services matches veterans looking for work with vet-friendly employers. The Veterans Education Program ensures that veterans are not overlooked for educational opportunities and that they receive the best training possible. The Texas Veterans Commission Fund provides grants to services and organizations that assist veterans in the area.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) continues to support veterans since its beginnings in 1899. The VFW advocates for veterans across the country with the National Legislative Service, National Security and Foreign Affairs, and VA Health Care Watch. If you need help with claims and separation benefits, transition, and employment services, student veteran support, or financial grants, contact VFW for assistance. There are two VFW posts that meet in Arlington:
VFW Post meets on the third Thursday of each month
3210 Pleasant Valley Lane Suite A in Arlington
VFW Post meets on the second Wednesday of each month
1200 W. Harris Road in Arlington
AMVETS is a national organization with posts across the country that supports veterans with memorial and fundraising events. There are several posts in nearby Bedford and Dallas that serve Arlington veterans.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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