It is the duty of the State Service Commissioner (Director), Assistant State Service Commissioners, County Veterans Service Officers and Veterans Affairs Assistants to inform members of the armed forces, veterans, and their dependents of all federal, state and local laws enacted for their benefit. To aid all residents of the State of Alabama who served in the armed forces of the United States, their relatives, beneficiaries and dependents to receive from the United States and the State of Alabama any and all compensation, pension, hospitalization, insurance, educational, employment pay and gratuity, loan guarantee or any other aid or benefit to which they may be entitled under existing laws and laws to be enacted. Veterans in Alabama have the advantage of being in position to personally contact and receive service from the Veterans Service Officer or Veterans Affairs Assistants of the Department in the veteran's home county.
There is no charge to any individual for any service performed by the Alabama State Department of Veterans Affairs.
Under Act No. 302, General Acts, 1947, the Department with the approval of the State Board of Veterans Affairs, may contract with any veterans organization which has maintained regularly for a period of five years next preceding the date of such contract an established committee or agency to render certain services to veterans and their dependents and be reimbursed therefor. (Code of Alabama 1975, Section 31-5-5)