Agree or Disagree: Seriously Disabled War Veterans deserve lifetime benefits


Agree or Disagree: Seriously Disabled War Veterans deserve lifetime benefits

In the midst of our eyes and hearts impacted by what is going on in Moncton, this story might have fallen under the radar.

It is also a reminder that June 6 is the anniversary of D-Day the Allied invasion  A turning point in World War  2.

Time and time again, we say we honour our war veterans for the freedoms we enjoy. We say that we are grateful for the sacrifices they have made for us. Every November 11 in Canada, we take a moment of silence for them.

And yet, it takes this long for us to take the steps to support the veterans in need? We still have veterans who need to go to a food bank!

The above link is a story from CTV News. A House of Commons Committee has unanimously decided to go forward with this. However, if you listen, there is a concern that there are actually getting less than they were before.

Currently, disabled veterans receive 75 % of their gross income. Under the new policy, they will get 85 % of their net. It actually adds up to less for the veterans,

So, two questions.

The first one is does this policy help seriously disabled veterans?

The second one. Why is it tough for us to support our veterans?

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