By Stephen Pullum
Texas Offers Tax Exemption for Veterans
Texas law provides partial exemptions for any property owned by disabled veterans and surviving spouses and children of deceased disabled veterans. It also provides a partial exemption for residence homesteads donated to disabled veterans by charitable organizations that also extend to surviving spouses who have not remarried. The amount of exemption is determined according to the percentage of service-connected disability.
Fishing and Hunting Licenses for Disabled Veterans
The free Disabled Veteran “Super Combo” Hunting and All-Water Fishing Package is available at no cost to residents and non-residents qualifying as disabled veterans with 50% or greater service-connected disability. Get them from Walmart.
Free Drivers License for Disabled Veterans
A Texas driver license or ID card may be provided free-of-charge to a veteran who is honorably discharged, with a service-connected disability of at least 60% or more.
Free Park Admission for Disabled Veterans to Texas State Parks
Free admission to Texas State Parks is available to any veteran who has a service-connected disability, which is rated 60% or more by VA, or a service-connected disability, which has resulted in the loss of a lower extremity. Does not include the Lake O the Pines since it is run by the Army Corp of Engineers.
Free Park Admission for Disabled Veterans to National Parks
Disabled veterans can get a free lifetime pass. The passes provide free entrance to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other federal recreational areas. The passes can be acquired at any national park that usually charges an admission fee. More information about the passes can be found at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm. This DOES include the Lake O the Pines.
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