Texas has more female Veterans than any other state. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as of October 2, 2015, Texas is represented by 180,286 women Veterans. While VA and the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) offer health, counseling, and other programs designed to meet the unique needs of our Nation’s women Veterans, women Veterans often feel like – and are – “invisible” when it comes to VA disability benefits and healthcare.
The fact of “invisibility” for VA disability benefits and healthcare is especially concerning because women represent approximately 10-percent of the U.S. Veteran population. Moreover, the number of female Veterans is expected to rise -even though the overall population of Veterans is likely to decline. This means more services, not fewer, must be made available for our Nation’s women Veterans. Continue reading