Smith-Bryant Post 572

Veteran Resources

and Information


When a Veteran Passes

Veteran Transportation Service

West Texas VA Transportation Service call 432-264-4887, have the last 4 of your SSN, pick up location, destination, date and type of appointment ready for the person answering the phone.  If you prefer to schedule online go to

Arrange A Ride

The DAV provides free van rides to and from VA West Texas health care to Veterans who don’t have other transportation options call 432-263-7361 ext 7604.

Beneficiary Travel

The Beneficiary Travel (BT) program reimburses eligible Veterans for costs incurred while traveling to and from VA health care facilities. The BT program may also provide pre-approved transportation solutions and arrange special mode transportation (SMT) at the request of VA. Veterans may be eligible for common carrier transportation (such as bus, taxi, airline or train) under certain conditions.  See if you are eligible here:

US Government Made Easy For Veterans

VA Loan Information


Social Security

Women Veterans

Military Women's Memorial

Almost ten thousand women were there in Vietnam.

They Gave Their Lives


Korean War

Veteran Caregivers

VA Caregiver Phase 2 Expansion: On Oct. 1 2022 caregivers of veterans who served after May 7 1975 and before Sept. 11 2001, can apply for VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). This program offers education and training, access to health care insurance, mental health counseling, financial stipends, and respite care among other benefits for caregivers of eligible veterans. As part of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, PCAFC will expand in two phases. The first phase launched in 2020 is for caregivers of veterans injured in the line of duty on or before May 7, 1975. The second phase is for those injured in the line of duty between May 7 1975 and Sept. 11 2001.  Read more at:

Nursing Homes Update

All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.

 Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.

VA Resources

Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.


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