The current Veterans Affairs system, which is in place to aid and support the needs of veterans of the United States Armed Forces, is in reality hindering the process of its veterans trying to pursue a higher education. There is a dire need for a policy to be implemented that will expedite the method of payments for veteran’s educational assistance under programs such as the Post 9/11 Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits. By enforcing a set timeframe for veteran educational benefits to be released 30 days prior to the beginning of the educational semester will ensure our veterans the opportunity to be equipped with the resources needed to pay for their college tuition and required textbooks in a promptly manner. As North Carolina’s state Senator and a sitting committee member on Veterans’ Affairs you can help to promote legislative action on this proposal.
That’s why it makes perfect sense to expand and reconstruct the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to undertake such a massive service. Veterans don’t deserve to be treated like this, the forgotten hero’s, now the homeless, and the starving.
Ending Veteran Homelessness Social Problem In 2009, President Obama and Secretary Shinseki committed to ending homelessness among Veterans with the Policy H.R. 806 (Bill, 2011). In support of that effort, the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in 2010 developed by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) established as one of its goals to prevent and end homelessness among Veterans in five years. (Balshem H, Christensen V, Tuepker A, et al, 2011) Recent studies document the fact that large numbers on veterans are among the homeless and that veterans are homeless because they are poor, gained few job skills in the service, or have not been helped by the Veterans Administration.
An Overview of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Family Members The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not only provide benefits to military veterans. Veterans ' spouses, children, and parents can benefit from the resources that the VA provides. Many of these benefit programs have specific eligibility requirements for claimants.
Veterans have extreme value to our society. Everybody needs to listen to and follow what Chris Kyle stated,” What veterans don’t need sympathy they need to be treated like the men they are: equals, heroes, and people who still have tremendous value to
The military’s deceptive authority on the treatment of wounded veterans carries little evidential weight. Therefore, the logo of the Wounded Warrior Project carries less credibility than originally presumed, and the effect of the image becomes less effective on each advertisement by the
In the article a world without work it is shown just how important labor is for not just veterans but all americans across the country, “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. veteran population was more than 21 million strong as of 2014.”, that 's 7% of the entire American population in 2014. This may not seem like a very large number but about 360,000 military members leave the service each year creating the need for more jobs. The problem with a lack of jobs for veterans is rooted at the lack of awareness of just how valuable these people are in the workforce. It has been found that veterans can bring leadership skills, technical expertise, and the ability to learn new skills more quickly than the average job
We keep Lincoln’s promise to our veterans and their families by. Paying for VA life insurance and giving them long term life insurance. They are eligible to get up to $400,000 a year to pay for life insurance. They got long term life insurance from the U.S. military. They get people that will give them discounts on homes. We will give them enough money that they can live their lives until they are dead in one lump sum of money. They will give their spouses money to pay for life insurance. They provide people that will come and help veterans that don’t know how to get all their life insurance. There is even a person that if they get severely injured during his time of service that will come and take care of them so that the family can still
The government determines the pay and benefits given to wounded, sick or injured troops for their military service. Under the old system, a medical board would determine their level of military compensation and the service member would be discharged. Then the veteran essentially would have to go through the process again with the Veterans Affairs Department to determine benefits. Under the new system, which started in 2007 and will be completely rolled out at military bases nationwide by the end of September, the service member essentially goes through both disability evaluation systems at the same time before leaving the military. But the new, supposedly streamlined, system is still such a cumbersome process that it 's leaving many service members in limbo,
During World War I, soldiers were promised a ‘bonus payment’ to make up for wages lost while serving in the military- one dollar for each day served on U.S. soil and one dollar and twenty-five cents for every day served overseas. However, the Bonus would not be paid until 1945. Veterans initially agreed, based on the healthy state of the economy (Keaney 1). The Great Depression came and made thousands of veterans unemployed, like most Americans at the time. The veterans felt that their bonus should be paid early so that they could provide food and shelter for themselves and their families (Rank and File Committee 1).
Veterans get health insurance, and benefits from Veterans Affairs for them and their families. The Veterans Affairs in two thousand and twelve, helped over one hundred thousand individuals in over sixty- one thousand homes, they spent nearly three thousand dollars in each household. Sadly nine- point four percent of veterans end up going back to being homeless in a year, and fifteen percent become homeless in two years. Department of Housing and Urban Development helps the veterans get homes, regardless of the discharge status. In two thousand and eight, The Department of Housing and Urban Development assisted seventy thousand veterans, and they spent six thousand dollars per individual.
It’s the sad relativity and an unpleasant fact that even today, there are tons of veterans who are living in poverty. The word poverty could be defined as an extremely bad state of being poor, but there is so much more to the word poor. Our veterans know the real meaning of poor and understand the real concept of the sacrifice. They sacrifice their youth for the service of the country and in expense they allow their nation to keep the freedom that they rightfully deserve. There are administrations out there that are supposed to help our veterans, for example the Veterans Administration Hospitals but it’s doing nothing but showing a negative outlook of our government and shows the debt owed to our veterans. It’s disappointing to see how society
If soldiers get more money for their services than people would join the army, not to fight for our country, but for the money. Soldiers would also get greedy with the money they get and lose concentration in the line of fire, and frankly soldiers don't need the extra cash. The government supplies lots of things after their retirement. The government supplies a very good retirement plan for those veterans that are retired. The things include: free medical care, free rent, and free food.
The military personnels receive special deals on home loans and pensions. The military give people serving in the military lifetime healthcare to them and their spouse if they remain in the military through retirement. (“Military