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Unread 05-11-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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Default Any transplanted vets newly living in Texas (Dallas)?

Hi,

We are looking at moving to Dallas. It's two of us, no kids no pets. SO is a newly sep'd vet and we hear that TX is very vet friendly. Anyone else recently moved to TX due to the veteran benefits? If so, what has your experience been?

Would love to hear from vets and others as well who transplanted to TX, those from the east coast a plus.

Thanks!
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Unread 05-13-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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I am sort of curious myself being retired from the Army and hopefully moving as well. Our post here in NJ is getting ready to close in a month and I'm a bit worried.

Any info out there? I did see that they have several clinics in the area which is great--one in Dallas and one in the Ft. Worth area.
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Unread 05-13-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Denton, Texas, Republic of
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Originally Posted by andreaspercheron View Post
Hi,

We are looking at moving to Dallas. It's two of us, no kids no pets. SO is a newly sep'd vet and we hear that TX is very vet friendly. Anyone else recently moved to TX due to the veteran benefits? If so, what has your experience been?

Would love to hear from vets and others as well who transplanted to TX, those from the east coast a plus.

Thanks!
I'm a Vet, but not a transplant. Texas was my HOR when I entered the Army and that has an influence on some things. For instance Texas Vets qualify for the Hazlewood Act which will pay a Vet's tuition at any state school. Even better than that last year they added the Legacy Amendment to the Hazlewood Act and that allows me to extend those tuition benefits to my children. Few states offer anything like Hazlewood and NONE offer anything like the Legacy Amendment. Still it is program only open to Texas Vets so it may not apply to y'all. If you had your Home of Record changed to Texas you might still qualify, but you would need to contact the Texas Veterans Commission for that information.

All Veterans also qualify for custom plates; I'm about to get some Department of the Army Plates for my car, but they have them for the Navy, Air Force Coast Guard and Marines. They also offer Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam Vet (sadly for me there ae no Bosnia/Serbia plates) plates and plates for various awards and decorations (Purple Heart, Silver Star, et al). I know plates are a minor benefit, but it can deter cops from pulling you over and punks from messing with you.

I would advise you peruse the Texas Veterans Commision Website to see full details of benefits the state offers as well as the prerequisites:

Texas Veterans Commission | Less confusion, more benefits
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Unread 05-16-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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Thanks for the responses, we are doing our due diligence before making a move.
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