State / Territory Benefits - Alabama

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Summary: Alabama offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including State Tax Advantage, Property Tax Exemptions, Alabama National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program, Education and Tuition Assistance, Vehicle Tags, Preference in State Classified Employment as well as Fishing License privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

 

State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

State Taxes:

State Tax Advantage (Military Retiree Income Tax Exemption): Effective January 1, 1989, and for all successive tax years, all compensation received as retirement benefits by any person retired from the military service of the United States of America and survivor benefits derived there from are hereby exempt from any state, county or municipal income tax or similar tax. (Ala. Code § 40-18-20)
Eligibility: Military Retiree

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Military Combat Pay Income Tax Exemption: Money paid by the United States to a person as compensation for active service as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat zone shall not be subject to income taxes levied by the State of Alabama for the calendar year 1965 or any subsequent year.
Eligibility: Combat zone must be designated by executive order of the President of the United States (Code of Alabama 1974, Section 40-18-3)

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Retirement Income Taxes: Social Security, military, civil service, state/local government and qualified private pensions are exempt. All out-of-state government pensions are tax-exempt if they are defined benefit plans.

Retired Military Pay: Pay and survivor benefits are not taxed.

Military Disability Retired Pay: All disability pay received from the VA is exempt from taxation.

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VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: All disability pay and other payments received from the VA is exempt from taxation.

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Military SBP/ RCSBP/ RSFPP: Effective January 1, 1989, and for all successive tax years, all compensation received as military survivor benefits derived there from military retirement are hereby exempt from any state, county or municipal income tax or similar tax. (Ala. Code § 40-18-20).

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Homesteads of Totally Disabled Veteran or Those over Age 65: (Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-9-21(a)) The homesteads of residents of Alabama who are over sixty-five (65) years of age, retired due to permanent and total disability, regardless of age, or blind, regardless of age or whether such person is retired, shall be exempt from all state ad valorem taxes. Exemptions differ between the state and counties; please click here for detailed information about state and county exemptions.

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Homes of Veterans/Widows Acquired under Public Law 702: The home of any Veteran which is or was acquired by the provisions of Public Law 702, 80th Congress (specially adapted housing grant) as amended by (38 USC) regardless of its value shall be exempt.
Eligibility: Veteran owned and occupied as a home by the Veteran or his/her un-remarried Widow/er. (Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-9-20)

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Motor Vehicle Paid For By VA Grant: Vehicles that have been all or partly paid for with funds furnished by the VA are entitled to exemptions from all license fees and ad valorem taxes on such motor vehicle provided the Veteran keeps the vehicle only for private use. (Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-12-254).
Eligibility: Any disabled Veteran of WWII or of any hostilities in which the United States was, is, or shall be engaged against any foreign state who owns such a vehicle paid all or partly from VA funds.

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Education Benefits: 

Alabama National Guard Educational Benefit: Tuition reimbursement of $500 per semester or quarter. No more than $1,000 annually.
Eligibility:
Army National Guard Service member

Alabama National Guard Education Priority Assistance Program: Reimbursement for BA and lesser degrees, $400,000 has been allocated to provide educational assistance to Soldiers by priority. Those National Guard Service members will receive a maximum of $55.00 per credit hour up to $1,250 per fiscal year.
Eligibility: To be eligible for an Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program award the student must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age; and
  • Be an Alabama resident; and
  • Be an active member in good standing with the Alabama National Guard; and
  • Be a member of a federally recognized unit of the Alabama National Guard; and
  • Have completed basic training and advanced individual training; and
  • Be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college, university, community college, junior college, or technical college within the State of Alabama; and
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress; and
  • Must have the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.

National Guard Service member Priority 1 category is Service members in pay grade E-1 through E-6 with less than 6 years' service. Priority 2 is all other National Guard Service members. Application

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Alabama G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program: The State of Alabama offers varying duration scholarships for eligible dependents of resident Alabama Veterans. The scholarship will cover all tuition, mandatory textbooks and instructional fees at any Alabama state-supported institution of higher learning or a prescribed course of study at any technical school. The Veteran must have been a permanent civilian resident of the State of Alabama for at least one year prior to the initial entry into active military service.  If the Veteran has any subsequent period of military service in which a break in service occurred, the one year civilian residency must have been established prior to reentry into active federal military service. Permanently service-connected Veterans rated at 100% disability who do not meet the above residency requirements may qualify after establishing proof that they have been a bona fide resident of this state for at least five years immediately prior to the filing of the application for this program or immediately prior to his/ her death, if the Veteran is deceased. The Veteran must have received an honorable discharge or other proof of honorable termination of service of the Veteran or serviceman in the armed forces for a period of at least 90 consecutive days of active duty service or service less than 90 consecutive days of active duty service if the Veteran or serviceman was discharged or released by reason of service-connected disability.

The Veteran must meet one of the following service-connected disability conditions established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (formerly the Veterans Administration) or the appropriate military service department:

  • be a former prisoner of war (POW); or
  • declared missing in action (MIA); or
  • died as the result of a service-connected disability; or
  • died while on active military service in the line of duty; or
  • rated 20% or more due to his/her service-connected disability(ies)

Eligibility: The entitlement applies to the following dependents of eligible Veterans:

  • Children or step-Children may receive five standard academic years (10 Semesters)
  • A Spouse or unmarried Widow(er) of a Veteran who meets any of the above criteria or has been has a 100% permanent service connected disability rating may receive five standard academic years (10 Semesters) .
  • A Spouse or Widow(er) of a Veteran who is rated between 20% - 90% due to service-connected disabilities, is entitled to three standard academic years (6 semesters)

Age Deadline: The Child or step-Child must initiate training prior to their 26th birthday. An age 30 deadline may apply in certain situations. There is no age deadline for submission of the application by the Spouse or un-remarried Widow(er).

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Tuition Waiver - Purple Heart Medal Recipients: Public institutions of higher learning in the State of Alabama, including two-year and four-year postsecondary technical colleges, community colleges, and junior colleges, may waive tuition and fees for recipients of the Purple Heart Medal for undergraduate studies. Contact the public institution that the recipient plans to attend for more information. (Ala. Code § 16-1-43)
Eligibility: The Veteran must be enrolled as a full time, part time, or summer school student in an undergraduate program that culminates in a degree or certificate, and the Veteran is currently, and was at the time of the military action that resulted in the awarding of the Purple Heart, a resident of this state.

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Operation Recognition - High School Diploma: The State Superintendent of Education may award a standard high school diploma to any honorably discharged Veteran who served in the United States Armed Forces at any time between the following dates:

  • December 7, 1941 - January 1, 1946
  • June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955
  • November 15, 1961 - March 28, 1973

Veteran must have been a resident of Alabama prior to entry into the United States Armed Forces and entry into the United States Armed Forces interrupted their high school attendance and prevented them from graduation. Interested Veterans or Family members should contact the high school principal's office of the Veteran's former high school, or the County Superintendent of Education to make application for the diploma.  (Ala. Code § 16-1-37)

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Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the timely enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements.
  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities.
  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families.
  • Providing for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact.
  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact.
  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children.
  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

Primary Point of Contact:  
Dr. E. Casey Wardynski, Commissioner 
Superintendent, Huntsville City SchoolsAddress: 200 White Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
Email: casey.wardynski@hsv-k12.org
Phone: 256-428-6810

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Employment Benefits:

Leave of Absence for Military Service: State employees receive 21 working days leave of absence per calendar year for military service, without loss of pay, time, annual vacation or sick leave.
Eligibility: State employees that are active members of the Alabama National Guard or Army Reserves, on orders for training or active duty.

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Job Status and Reemployment Rights: Those state employees who are not in the classified service, upon being called into or entering the military service, shall have the same rights and privileges as to reemployment by the state or any department thereof as are granted to those employees in the classified service. (Ala. Code § 36-26-33)

State, county and municipal officials, who enter the military or naval service at a time when a state of national emergency has been declared to exist by the President of the United States, have preservation of job status and reemployment rights. (Ala. Code 36-8-1-6)

Any teacher entering military service at a time when there is an existing state of war between the United States and any other country shall be granted a leave of absence for the duration of the war and until the beginning of the school year next succeeding the date on which said teacher is released from military service.

Any teacher entering the military service of the United States, who is not on continuing service status but who has accumulated one or more years of teaching experience immediately prior to entering military service, shall be given credit for such experience if such teacher is reemployed within one year after release from military service. (Ala. Code 16-24-13) 

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Preference in State Classified Employment: All persons who have been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces at any time shall have 5 points added to any earned ratings in examination for entrance to the state classified service. Honorably discharged Veterans with the present existence of a service-connected disability and entitled to pension, compensation or disability allowance under existing laws shall have 10 points added to any earned ratings. Spouses and Widows/Widowers of certain disabled or deceased Veterans may have the 10-point preference extended to them and added to any earned ratings. Veterans also receive preference on the classified service employment registers over non-Veterans with the same ratings. (Ala. Code § 36-26-15(b))

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 Veteran's Hiring Preferences (Federal): By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.

5-point Hiring Preference: Five points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served:

  • During a war; or
  • During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or
  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
  • During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992; or
  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010, the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or
  • In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti, qualifies for preference.

10-point Compensable Disability (CP) Preference: Ten points are added to the examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of at least 10 percent but less than 30 percent.

10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference (CPS): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

10-Point Disability Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and has a present service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs but does not qualify as a CP or CPS; or
  • A Veteran who received a Purple Heart.

10-Point Derived Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of Spouses, Widows, Widowers, or Mothers of Veterans as described below. This type of preference is usually referred to as "derived preference" because it is based on service of a Veteran who is not able to use the preference. Both a Mother and a Spouse (including Widow or Widower) may be entitled to preference on the basis of the same Veteran's service if they both meet the requirements. However, neither may receive preference if the Veteran is living and is qualified for Federal employment.

Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of the Spouse of a disabled Veteran who is disqualified for a Federal position along the general lines of his or her usual occupation because of a service-connected disability. Such a disqualification may be presumed when the Veteran is unemployed and

  • Is rated by appropriate military or Department of Veterans Affairs authorities to be 100 percent disabled and/or unemployable; or
  • Has retired, been separated, or resigned from a civil service position on the basis of a disability that is service-connected in origin; or
  • Has attempted to obtain a civil service position or other position along the lines of his or her usual occupation and has failed to qualify because of a service-connected disability.

Preference may be allowed in other circumstances but anything less than the above warrants a more careful analysis.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War Veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty. The 24-month service requirement does not apply to 10-point preference eligible Veterans separated for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or to Veterans separated for hardship or other reasons under 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173.

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Membership in State Employees'/Teachers' Retirement System: Retirement benefits rights of state employees and teachers who enter the Armed Forces and return to state employment within one year after discharge are preserved and may be granted credit for military service up to four years.
Eligibility: A member who entered the Armed Forces and does not withdraw contributions, and who returns to employment within one year after being honorably discharged. Additionally, provided the Veteran pays an amount equal to 4% of the average compensation paid to a state employee during each claimed year of full-time military service, plus and together there with 8% interest compounded from the last date of such claimed military service. The contributions must be made within a period of time equal to the length of service in the armed forces or before attainment of age 60, or in the case of a state policeman, age 56, whichever occurs first. No credit for military service shall be granted if such member is receiving military service retirement benefits. (Ala. Code §§ 36-27-4(d) - (f); 16-25-3(d) & (e))

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Business and Occupational License Exemptions for Disabled Veterans: Any bona fide permanent resident of Alabama who is a Veteran of WWII or at any time past, present or future, when the United States was, is or shall be engaged in hostilities with any foreign state and who has physical disabilities of 25% or more whether service-connected or not, may be exempt from business or occupational license taxes. A Veteran who conducts his/her business as a means of livelihood through his/her personal efforts and has no more than one employee shall be entitled to licenses from the state/county/municipality to carry on such business upon the payment of license taxes that shall not exceed $25.00. However, a Veteran whose property (both real and personal) is valued at $5,000.00 or more or whose net income is $2,500.00 or more is not entitled to these business and occupational license exemptions. (Ala. Code § 40-12-340-352)

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Unemployment Compensation Benefits: 

Unemployment Compensation: The Unemployment Compensation Division pays unemployment benefits to workers who are either unemployed or working reduced hours, through no fault of their own. Not everyone who applies for unemployment benefits will qualify. Certain conditions must be met in order to meet initial eligibility requirements and to remain eligible to receive benefits.

Every effort is taken to make this customer-service oriented through the use of telephone claims, streamlined operations, and expanded services. These improvements have been implemented while maintaining a low unemployment compensation tax rate for Alabama employers.

Before filing your claim, you MUST have the following information available:

  • Your Social Security Number.
  • Your work history for the last 18 months, including your employers' business names, addresses, telephone numbers, and dates of employment.
  • Your alien registration number, IF you are not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Copy # 4 of your DD Form 214, IF released from the military in the past 18 months.
  • Your Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) certification letter and/or TAA petition number, IF you are filing for Trade Adjustment Assistance Benefits.
  • The name and local number of your union hiring hall, IF you obtain your work through a union hiring hall.
  • Your bank routing number and checking/savings account number, IF Direct Deposit is desired
  • A telephone number where you can be reached during normal business hours, (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday).

The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility for Unemployment Compensation benefits. It is important that your answers are accurate and complete for each question asked. The law provides penalties for making false statements to obtain unemployment benefits.

Unemployment Compensation Claims can be filed online at: https://labor.alabama.gov/uc/ICCS/ or by calling 1-866-234-5382. The Alabama Unemployment Compensation handbook can be found here.

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Motor Vehicle Division Benefits:

The state of Alabama offers a large selection of specialized vehicle license plates for Veterans, Disabled Veterans, and Military Service members. The Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division website and following link provides a complete list of special military plates:

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Exemption from License and Registration Tax and Fee: Service-connected disabled Veterans, National Guard or Reserve forces shall be exempt from the operation of the privilege or license tax and registration fee for one passenger vehicle. (Code of Alabama 1975, Section 40-12-244)
Eligibility: Service connected disabled Veterans, any active or retired member of the Alabama National Guard or any resident of Alabama at the time of entering the United States Armed Forces Reserve organization who are still residents of Alabama at the time the exemption is claimed.

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Veteran Designation for Driver's License: Alabama Veterans have the option of displaying proof of military service on their driver licenses. There is no additional charge for the Veteran designation for a first-time driver license applicant or for an individual renewing his/her license. A Veteran who chooses to add the designation before the renewal date must pay $31.25 for a duplicate license.
Eligibility: Veterans must visit one of the Alabama Department of Public Safety's Driver License examining offices and present a DD-214 form from the U.S. Department of Defense that shows an "honorable" or "general under honorable conditions" discharge.

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U.S. Army Plate: All residents of Alabama who are active, retired, or honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Army. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is an additional payment of $3.00 for each plate issued.
Eligibility: One of the following documents must be presented to the license plate issuing official: Military ID; Leave and Earnings Statement; or DD214. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Active Reserve Plate: All residents of Alabama who are active members of the United States Armed Forces Reserve. The registrant is exempt from registration fees for the first plate but must pay ad valorem taxes. All applicable registration fees and ad valorem taxes must be remitted for any additional plates issued. These fees vary from $15.00-$105.00, based on vehicle type. Active Reserve members are not required to purchase the Active Reserve distinctive license plate in order to claim a registration fee exemption. There is no disabled version of this plate available.
Eligibility: Active Reserve Service member with identification card and Affidavit signed by unit commander. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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National Guard Plate: A resident of Alabama who is an active or retired member of the Alabama National Guard, or an active member of the Alabama State Guard. The registrant is exempt from registration fees for the first plate but must pay ad valorem taxes. All applicable registration fees and ad valorem taxes must be remitted for any additional plates issued. National Guard members are required to obtain the National Guard distinctive license plate in order to claim the registration fee exemption. An additional fee of $50.00 for personalized tags.
Eligibility: Active National Guard Service member with identification card and Affidavit signed by unit commander. Retired members must provide a proper ID card and an NGB Form 22 or Notice of Eligibility for Retired Pay at Age 60. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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U.S. Armed Forces Retired Plate: Retired military persons retired under honorable conditions, National Guard retirees, and retired military reservists. In addition, the Spouse of a retired military member or retired reservist may be issued one (1) retired military distinctive license plate for the remainder of their lifetime or until they remarry, upon payment of the regular registration fees and taxes. The registration fees range from $15.00 to $105.00 depending on the type of vehicle being registered and an additional payment of $3.00 for each plate issued. The plate cannot be personalized.
Eligibility:

  • Retired military persons must provide a DD214 form.
  • Retired National Guardsmen must provide an NGB Form 22 or Notice of Eligibility for Retired Pay at Age 60 (20 year letter).
  • Retired military reservists must provide a Notice of Eligibility for Retired Pay at Age 60 (20 year letter).
  • A Spouse must provide a dependent ID card.

The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable; however the surviving Spouse may retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Medal of Honor Plate: A resident of Alabama who is the recipient of the Medal of Honor or the Widow(er) of a recipient of the Medal of Honor. The registrant is exempt from registration fees and ad valorem taxes for the first plate. All applicable registration fees and ad valorem taxes must be remitted for any additional plates obtained. The registration fees range from $15.00 to $105.00 depending on the type of vehicle being registered. The plate cannot be personalized.
Eligibility: A resident of Alabama who is the recipient of the Medal of Honor or the Widow(er) of a recipient of the Medal of Honor. Provide a DD214 and Certification from the Alabama Department of Veterans' Affairs. Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us/ for specific documentation requirements. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The surviving Spouse may retain or obtain this license plate. There are no limits to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Purple Heart Plate: Any resident of the State of Alabama who shows by satisfactory proof that he or she is a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. The registrant is exempt from registration fees (but not ad valorem taxes) for the first plate. All applicable registration fees and ad valorem taxes must be remitted for any additional plates obtained. The registration fees range from $15.00 to $105.00 depending on the type of vehicle being registered.
Eligibility: A resident of Alabama who is the recipient of the Purple Heart. The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us/ for specific documentation requirements.. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. Surviving Spouse may retain the plate, but cannot obtain a new plate. There are no limits to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Disabled Veteran Plate: A resident of Alabama who is a service-connected disabled Veteran.

  • The first tag is exempt from registration fees for Veterans with a 10% or higher disability.(Section 40-12-244)
  • There is an annual fee of $5.00 for Veterans with over 50% disability or vehicle has special mechanical control devices. (Section 36-6-10)
  • If the vehicle all or partly paid for by US Department of Veterans Affairs, the first plate is exempt from registration fees and ad valorem tax. (Section 40-12-254)
  • The plate cannot be personalized.

Eligibility: Any Veteran resident requiring special mechanical control devices to operate a vehicle because of service-connected disabilities or a Veteran with 10% or higher disability. The Veteran must provide a proper identification card and a US Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating certification. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. If the Veteran qualifies under Sections 40-12-244 or 40-12-254, they are limited to one (1) license plate. If the Veteran qualifies under Section 32-6-130, there is no limit on the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Prisoner of War Plate: Any resident of the State of Alabama who shows by satisfactory proof that he or she is a duly recognized former prisoner of war. The registrant is exempt from registration fees and ad valorem taxes for the first plate. All applicable registration fees and ad valorem taxes must be remitted for any additional plates obtained. The registration fees range from $15.00 to $105.00 depending on the type of vehicle being registered. There are no limits to the number of plates an applicant may receive.
Eligibility: A distinctive permanent license plate shall be issued to any resident or surviving Spouse of the state who is a recipient duly recognized as an American prisoner of war, or who is an American who was a duly recognized prisoner of war while serving with a formal American ally force. For use on a private motor vehicle registered in the recipient's name. The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs. Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us/ for specific documentation requirements. Application must be forwarded VA office for verification. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The surviving Spouse may retain and obtain a new plate.

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WWII American Campaign Plate: Only a Veteran of the appropriate conflict, who is a resident of Alabama, may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements.  The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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WWII European Campaign Plate: Only a Veteran of the appropriate conflict, who is a resident of Alabama, may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate: A resident of Alabama who is a Veteran of the appropriate conflict may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fees vary from $15.00-$105.00, based on vehicle type and an additional payment of $3.00 for each plate issued. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide a copy of their military discharge documentation or certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs. Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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WWII Asiatic Pacific Campaign Plate: Only a Veteran of the appropriate conflict, who is a resident of Alabama, may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Battle of the Bulge Plate: A resident of Alabama who is a Veteran of the appropriate conflict may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Vietnam Veteran Plate: Only a Veteran who served during the Vietnam War, who is a resident of Alabama, may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The registration fees range from $15.00 to $890.00 depending on the type of vehicle being registered. There is a $6.00 fee when plate is issued, a $3.00 fee when vehicle registration is renewed, and a $50.00 annual fee if plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Korean War Veteran Plate: A resident of Alabama who is a Veteran of the Korean War may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements. The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Desert Storm/Desert Shield Plate: A resident of Alabama who is a Veteran of the appropriate conflict may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements.  The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Global War on Terrorism Plate: A resident of Alabama who has served or is currently serving in an active status either on active duty or within a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Alabama National Guard and civilian employees of the U.S. Government who are on military orders, in current or future conflicts in support of the global war on terrorism occurring on or after September 11, 2001. These fees vary from $15.00-$105.00, based on vehicle type and an additional payment of $3.00 for each plate issued.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide one of the following

  • DD214
  • Copy of military orders activating the Service member to serve in support of the global war on terrorism or any future conflict; or
  • Letter from unit commander that the Service member was on active duty during the time covered by the global war on terrorism or any future conflict; or
  • Copy of the certificate which accompanies a service medal or ribbon

The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan Plate: A resident of Alabama who is a Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate. The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements.  The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Plate: A resident of Alabama who is a Veteran of the Operation Iraqi Freedom may qualify and obtain a Veteran commemorative license plate.  The fee for the plate is $15.00-$890.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered. There is a $3.00 fee when the plate is issued and $50.00 annual fee if the plate is personalized.
Eligibility: The Veteran must provide certification from the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs.  Please contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.state.al.us for specific documentation requirements.  The "Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges" must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate. The license plate is not transferable, and surviving Spouses may not retain or obtain this plate. There is no limit to the number of plates an applicant may receive.

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Health and Insurance Benefits:

Group Insurance: Alabama National Guard Association offers up to $50,000 for National Guard Service members; also Spouse up to $25,000 and dependent coverage from $400-$10,000 is  available.
Eligibility: Member of Army/Air National Guard and their dependents.

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Veterans Affairs Life Insurance: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides valuable life insurance benefits to Veterans, Active and Reserve Component Service members and their Families to provide financial security given the extraordinary risks involved in military Service. The VA provides the following life insurance benefit programs:

  • Service Member's Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
  • Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
  • Family Members Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)
  • Service Members Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Projection (TSGLI)
  • Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance (S-DVI)
  • Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)

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Workers Compensation: Workers Compensation equivalent to State employees.
Eligibility: Injury occurs while serving on State Active Duty.

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Health Insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for Selected Reserve, (Reserve and National Guard) and their Families who meet the following qualifications:

  • Not on active duty orders
  • Not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program
  • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program or currently covered under FEHB, either under their own eligibility or through a Family member.

The plan provides comprehensive health care coverage when you're not activated and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits.

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Injury/Death Benefits: Workers Compensation equivalent to State employees less any VA payments received.
Eligibility: Injury/Death occurs while serving on State Active Duty.

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Parks and Recreation Benefits:

Hunting and Fishing Licenses: Active duty Military personnel, including Spouse and dependents living with them receive resident license privileges with copy of orders assigning them to Alabama and a military ID card. If assigned to another state (GA, FL, etc.) but living in Alabama, may apply for resident privileges after 90 days

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50% Disabled Military Veterans' Appreciation Hunting License: Veterans who are certified by VA to be 50% or more disabled may receive a hunting license for $13.65. Veterans must present their VA certification letter to the local probate office.

100% Disabled Military Veterans' Appreciation Hunting License: Veterans who are certified by VA to be 100% disabled may receive a hunting license for $3.10. Veterans must present their VA certification letter to the local probate office.

Disabled Military Veterans' Appreciation 3-day Event Hunting License: Allows for sanctioned events hosting disabled military Veterans (residents and/or nonresidents) to hunt all game for 3 days in Alabama for $131.45. Each license permits up to 10 disabled military Veterans on one license. Veterans must be certified by VA to be 50% or more disabled.

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20% or more Disabled Military Veterans' Appreciation Freshwater Fishing License: Veterans who are certified by VA to be 20% or more disabled may receive a freshwater license for $3.10. Veterans must present their VA certification letter to the local probate office.

100% Disabled Freshwater Fishing License: Residents who are certified by the VA to be 100% disabled may receive a freshwater fishing license for $3.00. Veterans must present their VA certification letter to the local probate office.

Disabled Freshwater Fishing 3-day Event License: Allows for DCNR-sanctioned events hosting disabled applicants (resident and/or nonresident) to fish for 3 days for $100.00. This license permits up to 20 disabled participants and their assistants on one event. Each additional participant over 20 will be an additional $5.

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Hunting and Fishing Exemptions: Alabama Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from purchasing the following licenses (MUST have Alabama driver's license or proof of permanent residence and age. Does not include non-resident landowners.): Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing, State Duck Stamp, Wildlife Management Area

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Miscellaneous Benefits:

Alabama State Veterans Home Program: Alabama extends a special kind of care to Veterans through a partnership with the federal government and private industry. The Bill Nichols State Veterans Home in Alexander City has been "home" to hundreds of Veterans since its opening in 1989. In January 1995, Alabama opened two more homes to vets, the Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home in Huntsville and the William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette. Summer of 2012 the newest Veterans home, Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home, opened in Pell City.
Eligibility: Must be honorably discharged from military service with a minimum of 90 days of service, of which one day was during a wartime period. DD-214 or equivalent must be part of the application package. Veterans must meet the qualifications as set forth by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs criteria for skilled nursing care or domiciliary/assisted living, and must have been a resident of the State of Alabama during the immediate past 12 months. Veterans who do not have war-time service may be admitted to the Home on a space available basis. These Veterans will not be placed on a waiting list or placed before wartime Veterans. To download an application, click here.

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Exemption of Debts Incurred Pursuant to National Housing Act or Veterans' Benefits: All debts or extensions of credit incurred pursuant to any provision of the act of Congress known as the National Housing Act, as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended or supplemented, and all debts or extensions of credit incurred pursuant to any act of Congress relating to Veterans' benefits, as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended or supplemented, are exempt from any law of this state relating to usury or prescribing or limiting interest rates. (Ala. Code § 8-8-6(a))

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Executive, Attestation, and Acknowledgment Certification: Acknowledgments, proof of conveyance and affidavits may be taken by certain government, state or municipal officials or by any commissioned officer of any of the Armed Forces of the U.S., within or outside the limits of the U.S. When such acknowledgment is taken by the latter, the official seal of the officer before whom it is acknowledged shall have the same effect as an acknowledgment in the manner and form preserved by the laws of this state for instruments executed in this state. (Ala. Code §§ 35-4-26(a) & (b))

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Fiduciaries in War Service: Any fiduciary engaged in war service may be removed from this office as such upon petition filed in the proper court having jurisdiction and again serve as such fiduciary at any time after the termination of their war service upon petition of the court. (Ala. Code § 19-2-2-3)

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Notice of Armed Forces Death: A written notice or communication from the Department of Defense, the Adjutant General of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy or other officer charged with the duty of sending such notice or communication to the effect that any person in the armed forces of our country, or serving as auxiliary thereto, is dead shall be accepted as legally sufficient evidence of the death of such person. (Ala. Code § 12-21-90)

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Wills: The will of a person, executed while in the Armed Forces, is admitted to probate when subscribing witness or witnesses are out of the state at the time the will is offered for probate; or when places of address of witnesses are unknown, upon oath of at least three credible persons that the signature to said will is in the handwriting of the person whose will it intends to be. Such will is acceptable when so proved. (Ala. Code § 43-8-167(b))

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Public Records: One copy of any public record (birth or marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc.) is furnished free of charge when required by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to be used in determining the eligibility of any person to participate in benefits made available by their federal agency. (Ala. Code § 26-9-12)

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Recordings of Discharges: Honorable discharges and certificates of honorable service are recorded free of charge by probate judges. Any person who holds a release from active duty, or DD Form 214, from the United States Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, or Marine Corps may present the DD Form 214 to the judge of probate of the county wherein he or she resides, and the judge of probate shall cause the same to be recorded at no charge. (Ala. Code § 31-1-1)

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Peace Officers' Credit for Military Service: Any peace officer who becomes a member of the Alabama Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund and who left employment and entered directly into the Armed Forces of the United States shall receive prior employment service credit for service in the military not to exceed five years.
Eligibility: A Veteran must return to work as a peace officer within six months after release or discharge (Ala. Code § 36-21-69)

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Guardianship for Veterans and Minor Dependents: The Uniform Veterans' Guardianship Act provides for the appointment of a guardian for Veterans and their minor dependents that are mentally or physically incapacitated. This Act outlines the appointment process, duties, responsibilities, limits, taxing of costs and fees of guardianship. The control and accountability of the beneficiary's estate and income include only moneys received by the guardian from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and all earnings, interest and profits derived. (Ala. Code §§ 26-9-1 et seq)

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State Veterans Memorial Cemetery: The Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in Spanish Fort. Services are held in the committal shelter. The cemetery does not offer graveside services. The Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort provides for in-ground casket burial sites and cremation interments. Columbarium niches, in-ground cremation inurnment and a scattering garden are available for cremation interments. For Spouses or dependent Children, a $375.00 fee will be charged on the day of interment. For Veterans, the cemetery provides the following at no cost:

  • Burial plot or columbarium niche
  • Concrete liner for casket burials
  • Opening and closing of the grave
  • Perpetual care of the gravesite
  • Inscribed gravestone
  • 30 minute committal service

All other funeral expenses are paid by the Veteran's Family or estate.

Eligibility: Eligibility for interment in the State Veterans Cemetery follows National Cemetery Administration eligibility requirements and Alabama residency requirements.

Alabama state residency requirements for burial in the State Veterans Cemetery must meet one of the following:

  • Legal resident of Alabama at the time of death; or
  • Legal resident of Alabama when he or she entered the Armed Forces of the United States; or
  • Legal resident of Alabama for a period of 10 or more years (any cumulative period of 10 or more years, regardless of residency at the time of death).

Eligibility for Veteran's Family: The surviving Spouse of an eligible Veteran that has been interred who remarries retains his or her eligibility for burial. Unmarried Children who are under 21 years of age, or who are under 23 years of age and are pursuing full-time education at an approved institution; or an unmarried adult Child of an eligible Veteran of any age if the Child became physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support by reason of mental or physical disability before reaching 21 years of age or before reaching 23 years of age if pursuing full-time education at an approved institution are eligible.

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Right of Dependents to Compensation; Amount of Compensation: In the event an Alabama National Guardsman is killed, either accidentally or deliberately, while engaged in the performance of his duties in quelling a riot, rout, or civil disturbance, his dependents shall be entitled to compensation in the amount of $10,000 to be paid from the State Treasury, as provided in this chapter, unless such death was caused by the willful misconduct of the guardsman or was due to his own intoxication or his willful failure or refusal to use safety appliances provided by his commanding officer or other person in charge, or his willful refusal or neglect to perform a statutory duty or any other willful violation of a law, or his willful breach of a reasonable rule or regulation governing the performance of his duties as such guardsman, of which rule or regulation he had knowledge. Any Alabama national guardsman whose death results proximately and within three years from an injury received while performing his duties in quelling any riot, rout, or civil disturbance shall, for the purposes of this chapter, be deemed to have been killed while in the performance of such duties; provided, however, that the compensation provided for by this chapter shall be limited to state duty and shall not be extended to cover any federal duty status. (Ala. Code § 31-3-2)

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Bonus for Southeast Asian War Prisoners: A gratuity in the amount of $500 shall be paid out of the General Fund in the State Treasury to any person who entered the armed services while he was a bona fide resident of the State of Alabama and who was imprisoned as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia.

In the event any person who qualified for the payment of this bonus died while such a prisoner, the gratuity shall be paid to his next of kin. For the purposes of this chapter the term "next of kin" shall be the person or persons designated to receive the prisoner's G.I. insurance. (Ala. Code § 31-7-1)

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Armed Forces Voter Registration and Absentee Voting: Members of the Armed Forces of the United States and their dependents may register and receive an absentee ballot for voting in the county of their Alabama permanent address by completing the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA, Standard Form 76). This form may be obtained from the military unit's voting officer. The completed form should be mailed to the Board of Registrars in the county of his/her Alabama permanent address. (See also Ala. Code §§ 17-11-3(a)(5) & (b); 17-11-4).

[Act No. 2011-619 provides for the opportunity for overseas absentee voting in certain circumstances. Contact the Office of the Alabama Secretary of State for more information at 334.242.7200 or visit their website at www.sos.alabama.gov.

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Commitment of Incompetent Veteran: Whenever it appears that an incompetent Veteran of any war, military occupation or expedition is eligible for treatment in a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and commitment to such facility is necessary for the proper care and treatment of such Veteran, the courts of this state are hereby authorized to communicate with the administration with reference to available facilities and eligibility and, upon receipt of a certificate from the administration stating that there are facilities available in a VAMC, is entitled to hospitalization therein, the court may then direct such Veteran's commitment to such hospital. Notice of such pending proceedings shall be furnished the person so committed, and his/her right to appear and defend shall not be denied. (Ala. Code § 26-9-13)

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Official Reporting of Missing Person, Etc.: An official written report or record, or duly certified copy thereof, that a person is missing, missing in action, interned in a neutral country, or beleaguered, besieged or captured by an enemy or is dead or is alive, made by any officer or employee of the United States authorized by any law of the United States to make same, shall be received in any court, office or other place in this state as prima facie evidence that such person is missing, missing in action, interned in a neutral country, or beleaguered, besieged or captured by an enemy or is dead or is alive, as the case may be. (Ala. Code § 12-21-91(a))

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VA Medical Facilities in Alabama

Veterans Health Administration
VA Medical Center
Birmingham: Birmingham VA Medical Center, 700 South 19th St, 205-933-8101
Montgomery: Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System West Campus, 215 Perry Hill Rd, 334-272-4670 / 800-214-8387
Tuscaloosa: Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, 3701 Loop Rd. East, 205-554-2000 / 888-269-3045
Tuskegee: Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System East Campus, 2400 Hospital Rd,
334-727-0550 / 800-214-8387

Outpatient Clinic
Dothan: Dothan Mental Health Clinic , 3753 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 4, 334-678-1933 / Fax: 334-678-0977
Selma: Selma Outpatient Clinic, 206 Vaughan Memorial Dr, 334-418-4975 / Fax: 334-875-9073

Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Bessemer: Bessemer CBOC 975 9th Ave, SW-Suite 400 at UAB West Medical Center West, 205-428-3495 / Fax: 205-428-9240
Childersburg: Childersburg CBOC, 151 9th Ave NW, 256-378-9026 / Fax: 256-378-3371
Dothan: Dothan, 2020 Alexander Dr, 334-673-4166 / Fax: 334-673-4170
Fort Rucker: VA Wiregrass Clinic, 301 Andrews Ave, 800-214-8387 ext 7831 / Fax: 334-503-7869
Gadsden: Gadsden Clinic, 206 Rescia Ave, 256-413-7154 / Fax: 256-413-7813
Guntersville: Guntersville CBOC, 101 Judy Smith Dr, 256-582-4033 / Fax: 256-582-4215
Huntsville: Huntsville Clinic, 500 Markaview Dr, NW, 256-535-3100 / Fax: 256-534-1580
Jasper: Jasper CBOC, 1454 Jones Dairy Rd, 205-221-7384 / Fax: 205-221-7385
Mobile: Mobile Outpatient Clinic, 1504 Springhill Ave, 251-219-3900
Monroeville: VA Outpatient Clinic Monroeville (CBOC), 159 Whetstone St, 251-743-5861 / 5862 / Fax: 251-743-3412
Oxford: Anniston/Oxford Clinic, 96 Ali Way Creekside South, 256-832-4141 / Fax: 256-832-4153
Sheffield: Shoals Area (Florence) CBOC, 422 DD Cox Blvd, 256-381-9055 / Fax: 256-381-6101

Vet Center - 877-927-8387
Hoover: Birmingham Vet Center, 400 Emery Dr, Suite 200, 205-212-3122 / Fax: 205-989-6415
Huntsville:  Madison County Vet Center, 415 Church St, Bldg H, Suite 101, 256-539-5775 / Fax: 256-533-1973
Mobile: Mobile Vet Center, 3221 Springhill Ave Bldg 2, Suite C, 251-478-5906 / Fax: 251-478-2237
Montgomery: Montgomery Vet Center, 4405 Atlanta Hwy, 334-273-7796 x 2263 or 4483 / Fax: 334-277-8376

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Benefit Office

Montgomery: Montgomery Regional Benefit Office, 345 Perry Hill Rd, 1-800-827-1000

Intake Site (Pre-Discharge Claims Assistance)
Fort Rucker: Fort Rucker, ACAP Center, 334-213-3302 ext 3789
Maxwell AFB: Maxwell Air Force Base, Maxwell-Gunter Transition Services
Redstone Arsenal: Redstone Arsenal, Military Personnel Office

National Cemetery Administration
National Cemetery

Fort Mitchell:  Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 553 Hwy 165, 334-855-4731 / Fax: 334-855-4740
Mobile:  Mobile National Cemetery, 1202 Virginia St, 850-453-4846 / Fax: 850-453-4635
Montevallo: Alabama National Cemetery, 3133 Hwy 119, 205-665-9039 / Fax: 205-665-7790

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Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
RSA Plaza, Suite 530
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2755
334-242-5077
http://www.va.state.al.us/

TAA: Diana Northam
Phone: 334-270-2990
E-mail: dianna.j.northam@al.ngb.army.mil  

State Director: Clyde Marsh
Phone: 334-242-5077
E-mail: clyde.marsh@va.alabama.gov

Military Installations in Alabama

Please see the Alabama Resource Locator for additional information.

Active Duty

Army
Anniston Army Depot
Redstone Arsenal
Fort Rucker

Air Force
Maxwell Gunter Annex
Maxwell AFB

National Guard

Alabama Army National Guard
Alabama Air National Guard

81st Regional Support Command (RSC)

Resources

http://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-alabama-iowa#ALABAMA

http://www.outdooralabama.com/alabama-license-information

http://www.va.state.al.us/

http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isFlash=1

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

http://ngaal.org/insurance/

http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/militaryview.cfm

http://www.al.ngb.army.mil/

http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/vets/realifelines/menu.htm 

http://mic3.net/pages/contact/Map/alabama.aspx

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Document Review Date: 29 March 2016