August 12th, 2014|
While healthcare and disability payments are a few of the benefits available to military service members, there are many other programs that offer services and savings to those who served our nation. However, many veterans are simply aren’t informed of these programs, which could significantly cost them in the end.
Take the case of a former U.S. Army soldier living in Alabama who lost thousands of dollars to property taxes he wasn’t required to pay. The veteran was deemed 100 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in 2006 and began receiving veterans’ disability benefits shortly thereafter.
Since that time, the former soldier continued to pay property taxes on his home and land as he thought he was required to do. Just a few months ago though, the chief clerk of Montgomery County informed him that because of his total disability, he was eligible for a tax break that nullified his requirement to pay property taxes.
In an article from the Montgomery Advertiser, experts explained that situations like this are not uncommon in Alabama because many veterans aren’t made aware of all the programs and services available to them—especially in rural parts of the state.
This is why the Birmingham personal injury attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers urge veterans injured during their time in the service to speak with a legal representative about their options for assistance and resources.