The U.S. Senate passed a $16 billion overhaul to the Department of Veterans Affairs, which includes an extension to the Assisted Living TBI Pilot Program. The AL-TBI Extension Act was introduced with the goal of authorizing the continuations of a critical VA program that provides intensive care and rehabilitation to veterans suffering severe traumatic brain injuries.
What Is the AL-TBI Program?
The AL-TBI Program provides rehabilitation services to more than 100 veterans nationwide that have experienced moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries. These services included care in residential facilities that help the veterans improve their cognitive function and long-term health.
The AL-TBI Program was scheduled to expire on September 30, 2014. With the help of Senators Corey Booker and Dean Heller, this vital program to Veterans suffering TBI has been extended for three years. This means that veterans with TBI can continue to receive therapy for movement, memory, speech and gradual community reintegration.
The Shocking Statistics of TBI
It is estimated that 320,000 current or former combat troops suffer from traumatic brain injury. However, TBI is not limited to only veterans. Anyone who is injured in an accident or sustains a serious blow to the head can suffer a traumatic brain injury.
If you suffered a TBI as a result of the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you should consult an experienced New York traumatic brain injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. A qualified attorney who specializes in handling TBI cases is an indispensable asset in helping you obtain the full extent of the compensation that you deserve.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, you need to hire an experienced New York traumatic brain injury attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the adequate compensation that you deserve.
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