Rates lowered at state's veterans homes

By The Associated Press

OXFORD – The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board has lowered the daily rate paid by residents at the four state veterans homes.
Officials report the rate is currently $61 per day. It will be lowered to $56 per day.
The new rate will take effect in September following a required 60-day notification period.
The veterans homes are located in Collins, Kosciusko, Jackson and Oxford.
Officials say rate decrease will be in effect for six months and will be reassessed at the beginning of 2012. The reduction will affect nearly 600 veterans.