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Proposal Calls for Improvements to Benefits for Veterans in Alabama

by Staff Blogger | October 28th, 2014

For many years, military vets injured in the line of duty have depended on Veterans’ Disability benefits for assistance. Now, it seems there may be several more options coming to Alabama’s veterans.

According to an article from Al.com, a commission created by the governor has released a proposal aimed at improving services available to Alabama’ veterans. Among the list of suggestions are programs that address veteran homelessness, healthcare, and crime.

The commission aims to meet the goals they have created by not only providing veterans and their families with more information via websites and social media, but also reducing unemployment rates among veterans. The proposal also calls for Alabama veterans to receive in-state tuition rates at all two-year, four-year, and technical colleges, as well as better coordination between programs helping homeless veterans.

One of the proposal’s greatest endeavors is the creation of a Veterans Treatment Court program to provide alternatives to criminal prosecution for veterans convicted of certain crimes.

At Norris Injury Lawyers, we understand the struggles disabled veterans can face on a daily basis. That’s why our team of Birmingham personal injury lawyers is hopeful these suggestions are implemented in a timely manner.