If you are a veteran living in the Dallas Metroplex: Thank You. You deserve to receive the full array of veterans benefits available. This guide to veterans benefits in Dallas should get you started with the North Texas Veterans Administration, useful websites, and other facilities providing veterans benefits in the DFW area.
To Receive Veterans Benefits in Dallas, You MUST enroll for medical benefits with the VA.
The first thing veterans in Dallas seeking medical benefits from the VA must do is enroll. You will need to fill out VA Form 10-10EZ before you can receive veterans benefits in Dallas. You can get a copy of VA Form 10-10EZ in Dallas at the Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, Texas 75216. Make sure that you bring your DD-214 (Military Discharge) with you; you will need it to enroll for veterans benefits with the Dallas VA.
You can also download the necessary forms and you may be able to enroll for veterans benefits online. For information about the Veterans Benefits Online application (VONAPP) and to download a copy of Enroll/Update Form 10-10EZ, visit the VA veterans benefits website.
Finally, you can have a copy of VA Form 10-10EZ sent to you by calling the Veterans Health Benefits Call Center toll-free at 877-222 VETS (877-222-8387).
Where to Go for Medical and Psychiatric Veterans Benefits in Dallas: The Dallas VAMC
The massive 84 acre Dallas VA Medical Center is part of the VA North Texas Health Care System. The Dallas VA Medical Center provides medical veterans benefits to Dallas area vets in conjunction with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dallas VAMC’s partnership with UT Southwestern allows it to be a teaching and research hospital as well, a status that benefits veterans throughout the Dallas Metroplex and North Texas as a whole.
The Dallas VAMC also provides counseling and psychiatric veterans benefits on both an outpatient and inpatient basis, PTSD counseling, rehabilitation and physical therapy, as well as being home to the Spinal Cord Injury Center. Your veterans benefits may also cover dental services.
The Dallas VA Medical Center is located at 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216. Visit their website or phone the Dallas VAMC at 214-742-8387 or 800-849-3597 for more information about the medical veterans benefits and other services they offer, or see below.
Women Veterans Benefits in Dallas Texas
Women veterans have different and additional needs than their male counterparts. The Women’s Health Care Center at the Dallas VA Medical Center can provide women veterans benefits including primary care, gynecological services, education, preventive medicine, mammography and more. Women veterans benefits program managers can also assist you with additional veterans benefits such as Compensation & Pension, Vocational Rehabilitation,
Property Tax Exemption and Sexual Trauma Counseling
For help with Women’s veterans benefits in the Dallas Metroplex, contact Cheryl Sampson, MD, North Texas Veterans Health Care System, Ambulatory Care (Rt. 11-C), 4500 S. Lancaster Dallas, TX 75216, or telephone her at 214-857-1938. Check out the Women Veteran Program website run by the Texas Veterans Commission for more information.
Educational Veterans Benefits in Dallas
Community Colleges and Universities in the Dallas Metroplex, including The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas, all have special veterans benefits departments, as do most– if not all– vocational schools and other educational facilities. If you wish to take advantage of veterans educational benefits such as the GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, contact the veterans benefits or financial aid office of the school in question.
Veterans who were Texas residents at the time they enlisted or dependents of such veterans may qualify for educational veterans benefits in Dallas under the Hazelwood Act.
.Homeless Veterans Benefits in Dallas
An estimated one third of the homeless are veterans, a sobering statistic that the Dallas VAMC is trying to improve upon with its Comprehensive Homeless Center. Homeless veterans also benefit from Homeless Services of Dallas, a non-profit organization founded to provide much needed help to homeless veterans and their families in the Dallas Metroplex. If you know a homeless or at-risk veteran, or if you would like to donate your time or money for a worthy cause, visit their website.
Other Veterans Benefits in Dallas
The Dallas VA Medical Center does more than provide medical services to veterans. An array of veterans benefits offices can be found conveniently grouped together at the One VA Mall at the Dallas VAMC. One VA Mall provides service centers for Veterans Benefits Administration, Texas Veterans Commission, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America and National Cemetery Administration.
The Dallas VAMC provides additional veterans benefits in the form of a wellness center, child care facility and varied and convenient retail outlets, coffee shops and cafes, all located on the Dallas VAMC campus at 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216.
The Texas Veterans Leadership Program is another great source for information on a plethora of available veterans benefits in Dallas and throughout the state, including VA mental health and health care services, financial veterans benefits such as home loans and employment assistance.
Ask the Texas Veterans Commission for help with Veterans Benefits in Texas
Texas Veterans Commission was formed by the State of Texas to represent and advocate Texas veterans, their dependents, and survivors in all matters pertaining to veterans’ benefits and rights from the VA. The TVC represents veterans in filing disability claims with the VA, during the VA appeals process. The Texas Veterans Commission also aids dependents of deceased veterans with survivor benefits.
For Claims Representation and Counseling, contact the Texas Veterans Commission in Building 2, Rm 1E-209 of the Dallas VA Medical Center,4500 S. Lancaster Road, Dallas, Texas, 75216. The office is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, and the phone number is 214-857-0444.
Sources and Additional Resources
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Texas Veterans Commission
VA Center Women Veterans
Wounded Warrior Resource Center