How will implementing the PABI Plan create over 5,000 jobs for veterans and/or their families?
The overall seven-year budget for the PABI Plan is approximately $2.9 billion. This will create over 6,000 jobs across every state and territory with over 5,000 of these positions designated for veterans or family members of veterans.
The lack of programs for Young Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury is disheartening. SJBF and PABI want to change this.
Over 5,000 veterans/family of veterans will be hired by PABI Plan
Over 1 Million service members under 25 served.
VETERANS WITH TBI
Over 350,000 service members sustained TBI since 2000.
over 50% of homelessness have suffered a brain injury and 11% of all homeless people are veterans.
More than 20% have suicidal thoughts after a TBI and nearly 20 veterans commit suicide EVERY day.
20-30% of veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan may have a brain injury and discharge rates for substance abuse were 2.6 times greater for mild TBI and 5.4 times greater for moderate TBI; 43% of combat veterans with TBI complained of pain.