The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) operates 12 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 Benefits Representatives at the 12 TDVA field offices help Veterans and their families to file claims for federal benefits. TDVA also trains County Service Officers to effectively and efficiently file claims for Veterans across the state.
TDVA also monitors and assists with state legislation focused on Veterans and their families. Legislation resulting in state benefits can be found here.
TDVA is not the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) manages VA Hospitals, Medical Centers, National Veterans Cemeteries, approves or denies claims for federal benefits, and makes decisions regarding service-connected disabilities.
Our Veterans, their families, and survivors will be fully aware of all benefits and entitlements for which they qualify; can easily obtain representation and assistance needed to file fully developed claims; will have a Veterans Home and Veterans Cemetery located within a reasonable commute; are fully recognized, appreciated, and supported by communities that understand the price of freedom.
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs mission is to serve Veterans, their families and survivors with dignity and compassion; to be the Veterans advocate by representation and assistance in obtaining benefits, entitlements and recognition they earned in service to our Country and to promote community awareness of the sacrifices that Veterans have made.
We believe Veterans are special people who deserve our efficient, productive and compassionate advocacy in return for their service to our Nation. Veterans have earned our respect and are our reason for being, our common purpose, and all our efforts are directed toward meeting their needs.