Veterans Information

Important Links:

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The opens in a new windowTennessee Department of Veterans Services
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2345
Email at TN.Veterans@tn.govcreate new email

Submitting your own claim

VA Self Service Portal

Here you can find all the rules and regulations for what is necessary for each claim.

Submitting a Travel Claim

VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs)

VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) are standardized forms used by medical experts who conduct examinations for VA disability benefits purposes. DBQs address a range of medical conditions and include check-the-box inquiries designed to elicit the information needed for the VA to make determinations on the issues of service connection and the proper disability rating for a condition. When completed by a private medical expert, DBQs can be valuable evidence used to support a claim for VA disability benefits.

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Information for Veterans and Caregivers

Care Givers Information

The Building Better Caregivers (BBC) is a free 6-week online workshop developed by Stanford University to support caregivers of Veterans of all eras. BBC brings together a community of caregivers to learn new ways to manage stress, improve communication and give and receive support in a safe and secure small group environment facilitated by trained leaders.

Need help? Visit or call at 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about the support that is available to you and for assistance connecting with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at your local VA Medical Center.

Federal Benefits

  • Adaptive equipment for motor vehicles
  • Assistance to homeless veterans
  • Burial Benefits
  • Clothing allowance for prosthetic or orthopedic appliance users
  • Compensation for service connected disabilities
  • Death and indemnity compensation for dependents and survivors
  • Dependents educational assistance
  • Disability and Death Pension
  • Disabled Veterans Outreach
  • Drug and alcohol dependence treatment
  • Education benefits
  • Employment benefits
  • Grants for specially adapted homes
  • Home loans
  • Medical and hospital care
  • Nursing home care
  • Re-employment rights
  • Serviceperson’s/Veterans Group Life Insurance
  • Services and aids for blind veterans
  • Small and disadvantaged business utilization
  • Special adapted motor vehicles
  • Upgrading of military discharges
  • Vocational rehabilitation

State Benefits

  • Credit for military service in state employment
  • Free hunting and fishing licenses for Veterans with 30% or more war service connected disabilities, after an initial one-time fee of $10.
  • Free license plates for 100% service connected disabled veterans, Ex-POW’s, and recipients of MOH, DSC, NC or AFC
  • Motor vehicle privilege tax exemption (wheel tax, etc., per state/county) for 100% disabled veterans
  • Parking privileges for free license plate holders
  • Property tax relief for 100% permanently and totally disabled veterans and/or their surviving spouses [3].
  • Reemployment rights of public employees
  • Registration of discharges by county registrar at no fee
  • Special/Memorial license plates for certain veterans
  • State Veterans Cemeteries Click for Burial Eligibility
  • State veterans homes
  • Veterans preference in state employment

The Cannon County Veterans Services Officer is John Basinger,
Phone: (615) 563-6683.