Veteran Benefits The issue of veteran benefits in the United States is not taken as seriously as it should be in our country, even though it is a growing problem that needs to be addressed. The lack of available funding for veterans is especially obvious when compared to that available for lower income citizens, or even illegal immigrants. Also, what does exist appears to fall short in taking care of veteran’s needs. Considering that these veterans are people who have risked their lives fighting for this country, the fact that they are not receiving immediate benefits or even what they have earned is unfair.
Physical and mental injuries affect a veteran's chance of getting a job drastically. These veterans have serious injuries that they suffered from defending and fighting for our country. Now when they return, they find that their injuries are causing them to be put at a disadvantage in the job market. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says that “47,725 veterans are homeless on any given night”. That is around 9% of all homeless people and more than half of that 9% is between 18 and 30(Faq About Homeless Veterans). Many people have this idea that veterans get all the care they need from the V.A, but that is not true for many veterans. These men and women have proudly risked their lives so we can live free and they are coming home to
Our Warriors Today there is an outrage in our Veteran community of how terrible the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and their lack of caring and funding for our heroes. In this paper I will give facts on how terrible this problem really is, whether it is our homeless Veterans, Veterans who die waiting for help from the VA because they cannot afford other healthcare, or the horrid waiting times in order to get any help.
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.
Veterans Affairs PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the main leading cause for veterans to kill themselves everyday. American soldiers are coming home from the past wars of Vietnam and current wars of Iraq and Afghanistan there suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) which is on the rise of returning soldiers. First the effects on soldiers everyday life the hidden effects. Veterans suffering from ptsd/tbi are on part of that 1% that don’t get the help they deserve and killing themselves for no reason due to the fact they are denied help due to lack of funding. One way we know that everyday life of american soldiers are hiding their effects is not telling their families.
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
Mike Haynie takes a stand on how veterans are portrayed to the public through the media. Being a veteran himself, he is well aware of how the media’s reports are focused on displaying the negative side of veterans. Cases like Itzcoatl Ocampo’s, paint veterans to the public as being violent. Awareness on this issue has been raised before. In 1999, President Bill Clinton held a conference to shed light on mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Likewise, Haynie makes a point to expose the effect the media has on the public with its biased portrayal of the negative side of veterans and their connection to mental illness.
VA Choice Act was a politically motivated Band-Aid on a placed over severed artery. Without a re-vamp of the entire US healthcare system, The Obligation of Honor to US military Veterans cannot be fulfilled due to an overburdened, underfunded VHA and the attempt of “privatization” of the excess Veteran demand to the private sector health care system has proven abysmal. The only hope to fulfill the Obligation of Honor is a restructuring of the entire US healthcare model incorporating Universal healthcare. Undersecretary for Health Dr. Randy Petzel retired on May 15, 2014 and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned two weeks later on May 30, 2014. The U. S. President appointed the Honorable Robert “Bob” McDonald as the new VA Secretary charged with making changes to the VA System.
Tim Mak is a Senior Congressional Correspondent for The Daily Beast news website and a former writer at The Washington Examiner. The article raises the question, “Is the Wounded Warrior Project really helping these veterans the way they say they are?” Mak interviews many soldiers, both active and retired, about how they have been treated by the WWP and what they think about them. One veterans advocate tells Mak, “It’s more about the Wounded Warrior Project and less about the wounded warrior,” when asked about how he views the organization. There is also a list of discrepancies in the article, information given from the company itself weighed against the facts.
Veteran’s Benefits Veteran’s pay a heavy price for our freedom, but do we in turn repay them back? Once veteran’s return home they receive several benefits, such as education, disability compensation, and low-cost medical care. Each are specific due to how they benefit each veteran, but not all are capable of fully providing the veteran. Veterans receive benefits based on discharge from active military service other than dishonorable conditions. Active service must be serving full time as a member under several branches, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or as a commissioned officer of the Public Health Service, Environmental Services Administration or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Veterans are some of the bravest men and women that you will ever know. They fought for our country in our most desperate hours and risked their lives so we could have the chance to live ours. It is such a shame that they are ignored and even homeless in today 's society. I had wondered how we could get veterans of the street and back into the job world. After research I found that there are programs and methods put in place specifically to help these struggling veterans.
Being a type of military veteran with non-visible injuries I have been looked at like there is nothing wrong with me and turned away by doctors who could not figure out why veterans are in so much pain. Many veterans are discriminated against because of their age and years in service, they (and I) have had to endure pain for a longer period of time. For example, I have been dealing with severe back pain since 2010, however, because of my age and the fact I do not look like or show how much pain I really am in; the Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors refused to give me the treatment that I need. This type of discrimination due to outward appearance, not only affects veterans, but also making them feel isolated, just like many others such as the author
What might happen if you, as the crisis intervention worker, were not knowledgeable about these “invisible wounds”? As a crisis intervention worker if I were not knowledgeable about “invisible wounds” I would reach out to some of my local organizing and get information from them to help educate me on Veterans. Military One Source is an excellent tool to use to get information and education as well. Military One Source is a free service which offers information as well as can be helpful for a crisis intervention worker to get information.
Mr. Smith has also filed an appeal with VA for sleep apnea. Mr. Smith was station in Iraq as late as 2008 and burn pits continued to pollute the air. He is currently diagnosed with sleep apnea and has been prescribed a CPAP machine. It is your opinion that Mr. Smith