Web Links

VA Education Links

VA Related Links

Military Transcripts and Documentation

Service Organizations

Texas Veterans

Hazlewood Exemption

For Military Spouses and Children

General Resources & Information

e-Vets Resource Advisor
Homepage for the Department of Veterans Affairs
Official VA Blog
National Resource Directory for Wounded, ill & injured service members, veterans, their families & those who support them. Topics include: Compensation & Benefits, Education & Training, Caregiver Support, Housing, Transportation, Health & many other benefits.

Mental Health & PTSD

VA/DOD Smart Phone App Helps Veterans Manage PTSD
VA Introduces Text Messaging to Expand Efforts to Prevent Suicide

Health Care

Overview of VA Health Care
MyVA - site to manage & answer healthcare problems
VA Caregiver Support Fact Sheet


Computer Electronics Accommodations Program
VA Specially Adapted Housing Program

Military Documentation

(JST) Joint Service Transcript
(CCAF) Community College of the Air Force
Military Personnel Records Request

Employment Information

Civilian Personnel Online
The Federal Government's Official Job Site
VA for Vets
VETS Department of Labor site

College and Education Resources

Texas Veterans Commission: Veterans Education Program
College For All Texans
VA - Ask a Question

Testing Information

(DANTES) Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support
DSST exams

Military & Family Member Resources

Military One Source - For Active Duty, Families, Guard/Reserves
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

Phone Resources

VA Benefits Information & Assistance - General information on all VA benefits & services; check on status of claims
(800) 827-1000
VA Health Care - Information on locations & phone numbers to nearest VA medical facility; enrollment information; insurance, billing & collections information
(877) 222-8387
VA Medical Center - Temple, TX
(800) 423-2111
VA Education & Training - Check on status of claim for benefits
(888) 442-4551
VA Life Insurance - General information & assistance
(800) 669-8477
Office of SGLI - (Soldiers Group Life Insurance)
(800) 419-1473
(800) 733-8387
Helpline (Agent Orange & Gulf War)
(800) 749-8387
Direct Deposit - Call to elect, change or cancel direct deposit banking information
(877) 838-2778
Headstones - (status of claims only)
(800) 697-6947
Telecommunication Device for Deaf (TDD)
(800) 829-4833

eBenefits Portal Resources

In October 2010, Fort Hood’s Army Community Service (ACS) opened a Community Outreach Center in Harker Heights. They provide Financial Evaluations, Budget Counseling, and Emergency Loans to active duty soldiers, retirees, widows, orphans and their families. They are open M/W/F 9am-5pm, and T/Th 12-8pm; as well as every 3rd Saturday 9am-1pm. They are located at 581 Pan American in Harker Heights (across the street from HEB). Emergency Relief Technician - 254-213-3991.


EBenefits Portal

The President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors (Dole/Shalala) was established by Executive Order 13426 in March 2007. The Executive Order recommended the creation of a My eBenefits (aka eBenefits) web portal. The portal would serve wounded, injured, and ill Service Members, Veterans, their families, and their caregivers. It would provide a single sign-on, central access point to online benefits and related services.

True to its mission, the eBenefits portal is a one-stop shop for benefits-related online tools and information. eBenefits serves Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Service members, their families, and their caregivers.

eBenefits provides two main services:

  • A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits
  • A personalized workspace called My eBenefits that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, and view your benefits status.
    Service Members, Veterans, and their family members can register for eBenefits. Registration gives you access to secure features. It also gives you the ability to personalize features to suit your needs.

Emergency Financial Assistance for Veterans

National Association of American Veterans: one time grant for mortgage assistance, rent, home repair/maintenance, vehicle repair/maintenance, medical expenses and transportation expenses.

USA Cares: Basic Needs program offers service members & Veterans who need assistance with an unexpected car repair or higher than usual utility bill. Housing Assistance Program to help prevent foreclosures and evictions. (800) 773-0387

American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance: to assist the minor children of veterans by helping families meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses when parents are unable, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable home environment. (317) 630-1323

Rebuild Hope: provides small monthly grants and no-interest loans, transitional emergency financial assistance, counseling & referral services, and helps veterans develop realistic budgets. Donors can view veteran profiles on the Rebuild Hope website and easily make donor-advised gifts.

USA Together: Allows disabled veterans to state their needs on the website; donors can view profiles and make donations

Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): Veterans and their families in need of assistance can contact the Texas VFW Foundation at (800) 997-7096