Ohio Votes to Create License Plate for Disabled Veterans

by | December 18th, 2013

December 18, 2013

Each day, an increasing number of soldiers are returning home from service overseas with injuries that leave them unable to work. More disturbing though, is the fact that many of these individuals struggle to get the financial and medical assistance they deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In fact, the Ohio Veterans Disability Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain there are currently more than 600,000 claims for benefits from injured soldiers and veterans awaiting processing.

In an effort to increase awareness about the plight of these injured veterans, legislators in the state of Ohio are proposing a bill that would call for the creation of a vehicle license plate for disabled veterans. According to an article published in The Cleveland Leader, Rep. Wes Retherford is sponsoring the bill.

Reports indicate the piece of legislation calls for the creation of a license plate that will carry the emblem of an organization, known as the Disabled American Veterans. The organization was created in 1920 and is comprised of armed forces veterans who served during times of war and suffered a debilitating injury.

Proponents of the plates say they will not only raise awareness and increase the number of volunteers the organization receives, but will also create funding through the sales of the plates.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy applaud the actions being taken to support disabled veterans and are hopeful the efforts are a success!