Overview: Montgomery County Veterans Awards
Source: Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs 2016-2017 Annual Report
The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization has the second largest county veteran population in the State of Tennessee, currently serving more than 34,000 veterans (U.S. Census), as well as their family members. For fiscal year 2016-2017, $315,544,000 in benefits were awarded to these veterans, placing Montgomery County well ahead of Shelby County (Memphis) at $233,700,000; Davidson County (Nashville) at $141,396,000 and Knox County (Knoxville) at $122,167,000. This marks a significant increase from the prior FY 2016 of more than $66,000,000 in monetary compensation.
In Education & Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment or Voc Rehab, Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization also top the list with $73,493,000; Shelby County at $27,874,000 and Davidson County at $23,478,000