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About TDVA

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Who We Are

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) 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 Benefits Representatives at the 14 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.

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Who We Are Not

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.

Vision, Mission and Statement of Values


To serve as an effective and efficient conduit for Veterans of all eras to connect with resources and services that improve their quality of life, access to education, business resources and high quality jobs.


The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs mission is to serve Veterans and their family members with dignity and compassion as an entrusted advocate.

Statement of Values

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.