Alabama Veterans Benefits

Alabama’s Disabled Veterans Are Not Always Aware of Available Benefits

by Staff Blogger | 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.

Event at North Alabama American Legion Post Will Focus on Veterans

by Staff Blogger | May 13th, 2014

Every day, more soldiers return from service suffering from injuries and health conditions that leave them unable to return to work. While there are programs available to help these veterans get back on their feet, getting information about these resources can often be difficult. That’s why Norris Injury Lawyers would like to point out an upcoming event that will feature discussions on topics like Alabama veterans’ benefits and job opportunities.

The event will begin on Thursday, May 15, and will continue through Saturday, May 17, at Morgan County American Legion Post 15 in Decatur, Alabama. According to al.com, not only will a large number of companies looking to hire veterans be on hand, but also the State Service Officer will be available to answer any questions veterans have regarding services and benefits.

The event will kick off at 10 a.m. each morning and will continue into the afternoons.

Our team of Birmingham personal injury attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers understands the struggles that can come with a service-related injury or health condition. We’re that hopeful former and current military personnel are able to get the help they need at this upcoming event. If you’re an injured veteran, feel free to give us a call at (888) 318-4245 to discuss your legal rights and options. We’re here to help.