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  1. VA and Social Security Partner to Speed-up Disability Decisions for Veterans
    Nov 9, 2016  -  WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a new Health IT initiative that enables VA to share medical records electronically with social security disabilty processors. This secure process will save time and money resulting in better service for Veterans and dependents who apply for social security disability benefits.
    Law Clinics to Provide Free Legal Advice
    Oct 17, 2016  -  Governor Bentley has proclaimed October as Pro Bono Month in Alabama recognizing that one in four Alabamians living in poverty experience legal problems with the majority of these being civil problems: consumer issues, bankruptcy issues, health issues, family law issues, employment issues and housing issues.
    USDA Launches New Apprenticeship Program Targeting Veterans
    Oct 3, 2016  -  WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 -- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today the start of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jobs program that will use the national apprenticeship system to hire new employees as agricultural commodity graders, a key role in USDA’s mission to protect American consumers. The new program will also serve as a way to increase jobs for U.S. veterans.
    New Website to Help Alabama Veterans
    Aug 18, 2016  -  Governor Robert Bentley is proud to announce a new online tool for Alabama’s veterans and their families. The Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet) has established a website that will serve as a repository for resources, providing a mechanism for veterans to find the services they need in a much faster and more user-friendly manner.