wounded in 1945 and want to file a claim for service
connected benefits what should I do?
- claims for service connection
are so complicated that they should only be attempted with a counselorís
assistance. We have four counselors in this office that understand the VA
and how to apply the law to our benefit.
I have been turned down several times before for my service
connected injuries and no one can help me.
- this office understands
the law under which the VA must operate, Title 38 Code of Federal
Regulations. We apply the law in the interest of the veteran not the VA.
My mother is
in a nursing home on Medicaid receiving $45 per month,
can she get some help from the VA?
Answer- she may be eligible for $90 per
month in lieu of the $45 she gets now if her deceased spouse was a combat
I just had a heart attack and canít work any more; can the VA
Answer- the VA provides a pension for veterans of a war time era
that are permanently and totally disabled, based on income. We would have
to review your income to determine how much would be available from the
The cost of my prescriptions is getting to be more than I can
afford. Will the VA fill them for me?
Answer- No, the VA will not directly
fill a civilian doctorís prescriptions. However, if you are eligible to
use VA medical facilities you can take those prescriptions to a doctorís
appointment with the VA and the attending physician can prescribe like
medicines for you at a charge of generally $9.00 co-pay per prescription.
honorably discharged veteran, I know that I am eligible to be
buried in a VA cemetery. Is there one in the North Texas area and can I
reserve a spot?
Answer Ė Yes, the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
opened in May 2000. It is located at 2191 Mountain Creek Parkway,
Telephone 214/467-3374. No- you canít make a reservation. Your funeral
director knows the procedures. The VA will provide a gravesite, graveliner,
headstone or marker, Presidential Memorial Certificate, U.S. Flag and
perpetual care of the gravesite.
Are there any VA medical facilities in the North Texas area and
where are they located?
Answer Ė yes there are three primary medical facilities located in the North Texas area. First, is the Dallas VA medical Center located at 4500 S. Lancaster in South Dallas, telephone (800) 849-3597. Second, is the Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic located at 300 West Rosedale, telephone (800) 443-9672. Third, is the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center located at 1201 East 9th St. in Bonham, Texas. There is a fourth VA facility, the Denton Community Based Outpatient Clinic, located 2223 Colorado Blvd., Denton, Texas 76205 behind the Golden Triangle Mall and next to the Sonic DriveĖin. the local phone number is (940)-891-6350
I need a
copy of my discharge, my DD214. How can I get a copy?
Answer- Hopefully, you registered it with your local county clerk upon
returning home. If so, it would be readily available to you. If not, we at
the Denton County Veterans Service Office, submit an
online request from the to the
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) requesting a copy be sent to you.
You should receive requested copy in six weeks.
Over the many years since I left the military I have lost all my
medals and awards. Is there someway I can get them replaced by the
Answer-Yes there is. Come into our office with a copy of your
discharge papers and we will complete a form that will be sent to the NPRC
for replacement medals and awards. We understand that the system is
greatly backlogged at the current time, however, all requests will
ultimately be filled. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award