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Canada tells vets without limbs to prove it – every three years

Canadian veterans who are missing limbs will have to prove it every three years to qualify for assistance, instead of every year, the government said on Friday. Canada announced the changes during Question Period in the House of Commons on Friday, and … Read more at: Veterans News Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Veterans ‘stand down’ offers help

Veterans, many of them homeless, were offered a hand with housing, health benefits, legal questions and even a haircut during the Veterans Stand Down on Friday at the American Legion Hall in Tuscawilla Park. Read more at: Veterans News Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Women veterans younger, more depressed when referred for heart test

Women veterans face a different home front battle with heart disease. Younger and more depressed when getting attention for chest pain — heart tests often show a surprising result. Read more at: Veterans News Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Veterans group proposes radical changes to VA

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A veterans advocacy group is proposing radical changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs, including a plan that would dismantle the agency in the hopes of injecting both improved care and increased choices for veterans. Read more at: Veterans News Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Conservative veterans group proposes privatized health care

Concerned Veterans for America is calling for the Veterans Health Administration — the wing of the VA that oversees health care — to be turned into an “independent, government-chartered nonprofit corporation.” Read more at: Veterans News Read more at: Veteran Linked Local Network

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Vet’s attack plan an extreme reaction to widespread frustration with Veterans’ Affairs

While they don’t condone what Glen Gieschen did, veterans’ advocates say the former soldier’s plan to attack a Veterans Affairs office in Calgary with guns and explosives shows what can happen when veterans try to get help for illnesses that are hard to link to their military service. Gieschen was sentenced to four years in […]

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