From The Texas Veteran's Land Board
(Copied from the TVLB website)
To be eligible to participate in the Texas Veterans Loan Programs, an applicant must have: Served no fewer than 90 cumulative days on active duty (including active duty for training) in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or United States Public Health Service (unless discharged sooner by reason of a service-connected disability), OR have enlisted or received an appointment in the National Guard or a reserve component of one of the listed branches of service after completing all initial active duty training requirements as a condition of enlistment or appointment, OR have completed 20 years in a reserve component so as to be eligible for retirement.
(Members of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam who served between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 may be eligible to participate in the Housing and Home Improvement Loan Programs. These veterans are NOT eligible for the Land Loan Program.) Served after September 16, 1940. (For housing or home improvement loans, certain interest rate incentives may be available to Texas veterans who served on active duty prior to January 1, 1977, and who have been discharged from active duty less than 30 years.)
Not been dishonorably discharged. A person who has been discharged from the branch of the service in which the person served or from the National Guard is considered not to have been dishonorably discharged if the person: (1) received an honorable discharge; (2) received a discharge under honorable conditions; or (3) received a discharge and provides evidence from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, its successor, or other competent authority that indicates that the character of the person's discharge has been determined to be other than dishonorable.
Listed Texas as the home of record at the time of entry into the military OR must have been a legal resident of Texas for at least twelve consecutive months immediately prior to filing an application OR be on active military duty, stationed in Texas and change state of legal residence to Texas. The applicant must also be a bona fide resident of Texas at the time the application is made. (A "bona fide resident" is someone who is living in Texas with the intent to remain in Texas). This may include a Texas Resident currently serving on active military duty outside of Texas. Presence in Texas due solely to military service may not establish bona fide residency.
Successfully repaid any previous Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) loan. A loan is considered repaid when the account has been paid in full by the original veteran purchaser or last approved assignee. Any other active VLB loans in programs other than the one for which application is being made must be in good standing. Veterans are entitled to have only one loan in each VLB program at the same time.
NOTE: The unmarried, surviving spouse of a Texas veteran who is missing in action, or who died in the line of duty, or died from a service-connected cause may be eligible to participate in the programs. The veteran's home of record must have been Texas at the time of entry into the military, OR the veteran must have been a legal resident of Texas at the time of death. Qualified unmarried, surviving spouses may be eligible for discounts. The is designed to give preliminary indication of whether the applicant may be eligible to participate in VLB programs. Final determination must be made by the VLB from supporting documentation submitted by the applicant with a certification application.
The VLB will determine eligibility in terms of service in the Armed Forces and residency in the state of Texas.
All VLB loans are subject to credit approval.
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