Local Veteran Services
Veteran Local Support Services, Info You Can Use
By Patti Whitmore, Post Service Officer
The Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS)
If a Veteran has not enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care yet, call 1-877-222-VETS or sign up on www.va.gov, or apply in person at the Nashville or Murfreesboro VA campuses.
Veterans Administration Benefits
Access this Veterans Administration website and manage your VA Benefits and Health Care benefits: https://www.va.gov/
Tennessee State Veteran Benefits
Tennessee Veteran Services Department provides property tax relief for disabled veterans, recreational discounts, and motor services among other benefits. The website is www.tn.gov/veteran. 615-741-2345.
Wilson County Veterans Service Office
Director ZaBrina Seay and Deputy Director Lindsey Roberts of the Wilson County Veterans Service Office and Wilson County Veterans Museum are located at 304 East Main Street, Lebanon, TN 37087. Their mission is to ensure veterans receive quality care, support, entitlements and the recognition earned in their service to the nation. wilsoncountytn.gov/departments/veteran-s-services (615) 444-2460.
New Home Loans for National Guard and Reserve Members
National Guard and Reserve members without active duty service are now eligible to receive VA home loans. The new law makes Guard and Reserve members who have at least 90 days of service eligible for the home loan program, 30 days must have been consecutive.
TVHS Veteran Patients’ Visitors and Guest Policy.
Transportation to and from the VA TVHS at Nashville and Murfreesboro is available. Veterans Transportation Program (VTP). Veterans have to make an appointment with the VA in order to participate in these rides. You must call “during the last full week of the previous month (October for an appointment during November).” One day prior, you will receive a re-verifying call and confirm pick up time. https://www.dav.org/veterans/i-need-a-ride/
Shuttle to VA Hospital, Nashville and Murfreesboro TN
The above three are Wheel Chair Accessible
615-867-6000 – NOT Wheel Chair Accessible
Options for non-VA Rides:
Mid-Cumberland Senior Rides 800-945-4125
They will take you anywhere within middle TN.
$10 each way. Must call several days in advance.
Wilson Rides: https://wilsonridesinc.org/
Membership is required to use this service, complete a short in person, at home evaluation to insure eligibility (55 and up). Call the Wilson Rides office Gaye Lynn Wilson at 615-622-5557 for more information. (NO CHARGE FOR VETERANS)
Mid Cumberland Meals on Wheels. http://www.mchra.com/meals-on-wheels
Anyone age 60 and older who is home bound, or meets the needs as determined by state guidelines, is eligible for Mid-Cumberland Meals-on-Wheels. In case you were not aware, support for this program is provided via Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee with the meals distributed via Senior Citizens Centers and churches. 1-800-945-4125 Public Transit — Mid-Cumberland (mchra.com)
Flat rates to Nashville (one-way): $10-$15