Veteran http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23688/all en US Supreme Court won't take combat veterans' mental health appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/us-supreme-court-wont-take-combat-veterans-mental-health-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Veterans say VA slow in processing mental health claims</p> <p>* They say delays contributed to veterans' suicides</p> <p>* Lower court had ruled against veterans</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on<br /> Monday refused to consider a challenge by veterans who said<br /> delays by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in processing<br /> combat-related mental health claims contributed to suicides by<br /> veterans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/us-supreme-court-wont-take-combat-veterans-mental-health-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Court of appeals Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Labor Law Person Location Politics Social Issues U.S. Supreme Court United States courts of appeals United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Veterans for Common Sense Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731425 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. military veteran suicides rise, one dies every 65 minutes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/us-military-veteran-suicides-rise-one-dies-every-65-minutes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans shows more veterans are killing themselves than previously thought, with 22 deaths a day - or one every 65 minutes, on average.</p> <p>The study released on Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs covered suicides from 1999 to 2010 and compared with a previous, less precise VA estimate that there were roughly 18 veteran deaths a day in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/us-military-veteran-suicides-rise-one-dies-every-65-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Social Issues Suicide United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran War Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743721 at http://www.globalpost.com Esquire report on Navy SEAL comes in for criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/esquire-report-navy-seal-comes-criticism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US government has not denied health insurance to the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden despite a magazine article that implied otherwise, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>In a lengthy profile this week in Esquire magazine, the commando -- whose identity was kept secret -- is portrayed as a neglected hero who must buy private health insurance and struggle to earn income after retiring from a 16-year career in uniform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/esquire-report-navy-seal-comes-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Health Health insurance Labor Military personnel Social Issues Veteran AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:01:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754770 at http://www.globalpost.com Korean War veteran-reunion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130327/korean-war-veteran-reunion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, March 28 (Yonhap) -- A Korean War veteran who helped a Korean girl with burn injuries receive treatment at a U.S. hospital 60 years ago will visit Seoul next week to be reunited with her after a decades-long search, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs said Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130327/korean-war-veteran-reunion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Veteran War Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:01:01 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5795848 at http://www.globalpost.com veterans affairs-policy plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130331/veterans-affairs-policy-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Eun-jung</p> <p>SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will hold a variety of events at home and abroad to mark the 60th anniversary of signing the Korean War Armistice Agreement as a way to honor those who made sacrifices during the three-year conflict, government officials said Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130331/veterans-affairs-policy-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Military personnel South Korea Veteran Yonhap News Agency Mon, 01 Apr 2013 02:15:54 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5798352 at http://www.globalpost.com Creation of vets affairs office in US to lobby for WW II PH vets claims pushed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/creation-vets-affairs-office-us-lobby-ww-ii-ph-vets-claims-pushed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Their numbers may be dwindling because of age and sickness but Filipino veterans of World War II can always count on the government for its support and help particularly in their claims for benefits from the United States government.</p><P>The government, through House Bill 724, is seeking the creation of an Office of Veterans Affairs in the Philippine Embassy in the United States of America.</p><P>Under the bill, the Office of Veterans Affairs is mandated with the task to represent, negotiate and lobby for the rights, privileges and benefits of the Filipino veterans with the appropriate U</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/creation-vets-affairs-office-us-lobby-ww-ii-ph-vets-claims-pushed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military personnel Veteran Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:33:35 +0000 Asianet 5802018 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawmakers push for benefits deserved by war veterans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/lawmakers-push-benefits-deserved-war-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The House of Representatives-approved bill mandating the payment of the Total Administrative Disability (TAD) pension to senior veterans of war and military campaigns still awaits the Senate’s green light.</p><P>HB 4359 had long been passed by the House in 2011 and authored by Reps. Rufus Rodriguez, Maximo Rodriguez Jr., and Herminia Roman, chairman of the Committee on Veterans Affairs &amp; Welfare.</p><P>Rep. Rodriguez, author of the original substituted measure (HB 601), noted that Congress enacted R.A.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/lawmakers-push-benefits-deserved-war-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military personnel Pension Politics Veteran Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:35:07 +0000 Asianet 5808065 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian military revises 2011 suicide stats and asks tough questions of itself http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130717/canadian-military-revises-2011-suicide-stats-asks-tough-ques <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Every time he picked up a pen to sign a letter of condolence to the family of a dead soldier, Lt.-Gen. Peter Devlin asked himself hard, painful questions about the institution to which he had devoted his life.</p> <p>During Devlin's three years as the country's top soldier, there were an awful lot of those letters to sign. Stacks of his briefing notes are laced with censored references to the letters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130717/canadian-military-revises-2011-suicide-stats-asks-tough-ques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues Suicide Veteran War War in Afghanistan The Canadian Press Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:01:42 +0000 The Canadian Press 5886679 at http://www.globalpost.com Vets angry as federal lawyers argue Ottawa has no social obligation to soldiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130730/injured-soldier-lawsuit-should-be-dismissed-ottawa-tells-bc- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least one veterans group promises to campaign against the Harper Conservatives because of a stand taken by federal lawyers, who argue the country holds no extraordinary social obligation to ex-soldiers. </p> <p>The lawyers, fighting a class-action lawsuit in British Columbia, asked a judge to dismiss the court action filed by injured Afghan veterans, saying Ottawa owes them nothing more than what they have already received under its controversial New Veterans Charter.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130730/injured-soldier-lawsuit-should-be-dismissed-ottawa-tells-bc-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Military personnel Peter Stoffer Social Issues Veteran The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:34:24 +0000 The Canadian Press 5897501 at http://www.globalpost.com Ombudsman's report, critics pressure Conservatives to fix veterans charter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130930/ombudsmans-report-critics-pressure-conservatives-fix-veteran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Conservative government, which long claimed its support of Canada's military as a point of pride, faced mounting political pressure Monday to close lingering gaps in its long-championed veterans legislation.</p> <p>A leaked copy of a veterans ombudsman's report — slated for release Tuesday but obtained over the weekend by The Canadian Press — confirms there are major problems with a system that was meant to care for and compensate former soldiers for injuries they sustained overseas, the New Democrats say.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130930/ombudsmans-report-critics-pressure-conservatives-fix-veteran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Military personnel Pension Veteran War The Canadian Press Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:31:06 +0000 The Canadian Press 5949314 at http://www.globalpost.com Veterans charter leaves some ex-soldiers in poverty once they retire: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131001/veterans-charter-leaves-some-vets-poverty-once-they-retire-r <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The federal government must be prodded to continue making improvements to its so-called veterans charter to ensure vulnerable former soldiers aren't left living in poverty, Canada's veterans ombudsman said Tuesday.</p> <p>Guy Parent's long-awaited assessment of the government's so-called veterans charter found that veterans are receiving inadequate compensation from the government for their pain and suffering.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131001/veterans-charter-leaves-some-vets-poverty-once-they-retire-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Military personnel Veteran War The Canadian Press Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:18:32 +0000 The Canadian Press 5949439 at http://www.globalpost.com Vets let into U.S. World War II Memorial, First Amendment cited http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131002/vets-let-us-world-war-ii-memorial-first-amendment-cited <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lacey Johnson</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Park Service gave elderly veterans access on Wednesday to the barricaded National World War II Memorial, the site of a skirmish in the partisan war over the U.S. government shutdown.</p> <p>Veterans will be allowed into the memorial under the Constitution's First Amendment, which includes the right to free speech and assembly, said National Park Service spokeswoman Karen Cucurullo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131002/vets-let-us-world-war-ii-memorial-first-amendment-cited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Military personnel National Mall and Memorial Parks Social Issues Veteran Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:31:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5950292 at http://www.globalpost.com Feds appeal decision that cleared way for Afghanistan vets lawsuit over benefits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131002/feds-appeal-decision-cleared-way-afghanistan-vets-lawsuit-ov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Harper government says it intends to appeal a B.C. court ruling that cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit involving veterans of Canada's war in Afghanistan.</p> <p>A group of ex-soldiers is taking Ottawa to court, alleging that the federal government's new system of compensating veterans violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.</p> <p>The government's new veterans charter eliminated the lifetime disability pension for disabled soldiers and replaced it with lump-sum payments.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131002/feds-appeal-decision-cleared-way-afghanistan-vets-lawsuit-ov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Hospitality Julian Fantino Labor Law Politics Veteran The Canadian Press Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:09:39 +0000 The Canadian Press 5949981 at http://www.globalpost.com Legion calls Conservative position in defending veterans lawsuit 'reprehensible' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131007/legion-calls-conservative-position-defending-veterans-lawsui <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Conservative government is facing a revolt among veterans groups for claiming it is not bound by the promises of previous governments in the care of wounded soldiers.</p> <p>The Royal Canadian Legion is describing the government's position as "reprehensible."</p> <p>The government, which intends to defend against a class-action lawsuit by veterans of the war in Afghanistan, says it's unfair to bind current and future governments to promises that date back to the First World War.</p> <p>The Legion and other veterans groups have scoffed at the argument.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131007/legion-calls-conservative-position-defending-veterans-lawsui" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Fantino Labor Military personnel Politics Veteran The Canadian Press Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:31:33 +0000 The Canadian Press 5954206 at http://www.globalpost.com Feds announce improved training funding to help veterans rejoin workforce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131008/feds-announce-improved-training-funding-help-veterans-rejoin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - The federal government says it is putting more money into the rehabilitation program to help veterans re-enter the workforce faster.</p> <p>Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino announced Tuesday that $2 million over five years will go towards simplifying the vocational rehabilitation process for more than 1,300 veterans.</p> <p>Fantino says the funding allows the government to eliminate a $20,000 cap on training expenses reimbursed to veterans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131008/feds-announce-improved-training-funding-help-veterans-rejoin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Julian Fantino Labor Veteran The Canadian Press Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:17:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5955525 at http://www.globalpost.com