Benefits Service

Benefits Service

Below are some useful links to both state and federal veteran benefits that range from property tax relief to education. Also listed are veteran service organizations and offices that will help you with your claims process.

To learn about these benefits or to start your application, simply click the link and it will take you to the appropriate website for each benefit. If you have any questions regarding benefits, please click the contact us and let us help you. 


This link will take you to the Veteran Affairs homepage, which has information on various types of benefits and other resources.

eBenefits is a joint VA/DoD web portal that provides resources and self-service capabilities to Veterans, Service members, and their families to research, access and manage their VA and military benefits and personal information. eBenefits uses secure credentials to allow access to personal information and gives users the ability to perform numerous self-service functions. It also provides a list of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits. It is an essential way for Veterans, Service members, and their families to receive access to and service from VA and DoD. 

Explore benefits that help veterans thrive. These benefits include disability compensation, education and training, employment services, health care, home loans and housing-related assistance, life insurance, memorial benefits, pension, and information for spouses, dependents, and survivors. 

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services (TDVS) operates 14 field offices, four Tennessee State Veterans Cemeteries, serves as liaison for three Tennessee State Veterans Homes, assists with active duty casualties and hosts outreach events across the state to raise awareness and assist Veterans as well as their families. Veterans Resource Coordinators at the 14 TDVS field offices help Veterans and their families to file claims for federal benefits and connect customers with federal, state and local resources. TDVS also trains County Service Officers to effectively and efficiently file claims for Veterans across the state. TDVS also monitors and assists with state legislation focused on Veterans and their families. Legislation resulting in state benefits can be found on the State Benefits page.

Search Accredited Attorneys, Claims Agents, or Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) Representatives

Access to VFW Service Officers who are trained experts, helping veterans develop their case with ease by reviewing and applying current law, pertinent legislation, regulations and medical histories. VFW will assist in filing for disability compensation, rehabilitation and education programs, pension and death benefits, and employment and training programs. VFW will request hearings before the VA and the Board of Veterans Appeals to present oral arguments when needed.

Locate your local DAV National Service Officer (NSO) to help you file a claim and stick with you all through the process. All services provided by DAV NSOs are free of charge.

Request your military services records online, by mail, or by fax.  

A list of benefits provied to Tennessee veterans which include veteran burial benefits, motor services, state veteran homes, recreational discounts, homeowner tax relief, and veteran policy and mandates.   

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is a congressionally-chartered veterans’ organization whose members have been awarded the Purple Heart medal. The Order provides opportunities for engagement, camaraderie and support among Purple Heart recipients, but its mission is far larger than that, encompassing programs that aid all veterans.

Veteran Service Officers are employees of Davidson County who are trained and certified through various Veteran Service Organizations, the TN Department of Veterans Services and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. We are here to assist Veterans in navigating the VA system and in applying for a variety of Veterans' benefits and entitlements as well as any State benefits and Community resources that may be available to the individual portal for disability, healthcare, education, housing, career and employment, life insurance, pension, and burial veteran benefits.

One of the most visible [services] is our network of trained national service officers (NSOs) accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, these dedicated men and women can be found in close to 50 states, providing sound advice and prompt action on compensation claims at no charge to the veteran.

There are various reasons as to why veterans would need to consider filing a claim due to a life-changing event. Although this can be a time of uncertainty, especially if the claim had been initially denied, there is help. The Life Cycle of a VA Appeal resource is a step-by-step guide to assist veterans in their time of need, to ensure that they have the appropriate paperwork no matter their status during the appeal process.