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Letters to the editor: Thursday November 10, 2011

As a Second World War veteran, 90-years-old on March 10, 2012, thisitem  caught my eye. It points out several salient bits of information. Itoo believe vets would benefit from having more Veterans Affairsoutreach workers coming to them and explaining how to qualify forgovernment support.

Veterans. RE: Homeless veterans in fight for their lives, published Nov. 8

As a Second World War veteran, 90-years-old on March 10, 2012, this item caught my eye. It points out several salient bits of information. I too believe vets would benefit from having more Veterans Affairs outreach workers coming to them and explaining how to qualify for government support.

Vets simply do not know because the information is not out in the public.

A further concern is that while Second World War veterans may qualify for help if they have a disability related to their war experience, what happens if someone who got a one-time payout develops a service-related illness later in life?

Finally, Veterans Affairs Canada in their publication Salute publishes a column called “How to Reach Us.” Somehow that should appear in most federal government offices.

And, regional offices should have funding for an individual and or individuals who are available for on-site meetings with veterans.

John Beeching, Vancouver

 
 
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