Monday, January 12, 2009

Vets Face Hurdles At Home

Vets Face Hurdles At Home

One in nine residents in Nevada is an armed forces veteran. But many are not getting healthcare, schooling or compensation and pensions they earned. Clark County's figures are at the bottom half for Nevada's 17 counties. The national average for monthly compensation and pension of one-thousand-453-dollars is 60 percent higher than the Clark County average of 910-dollars. Many expect things to get worse with legislators pressed to balance the budget in view of the economic decline. Fewer veterans returning from overseas may be able to receive benefits, as Vietnam vets are retiring, and World War Two and Korean vets require care in their twilight years.


This is a sad attempt to blame older veterans that younger veterans can not receive benefits, the blame is on Congress not on older veterans.

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