Supporting Parents Of Veterans

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Supporting parents of Veterans

Supporting parents of Veterans



Most societies consider veterans of military service a special subgroup by virtue of the sacrifices they have made and the often extraordinary risks they have incurred in defense of their nation. As a result, governments make particular benefits and services available to them and the public takes responsibility for assuring the well-being of this special group of citizens. It is thus a matter of concern that veterans are represented in great numbers among homeless Americans.

Purpose of the study

The aim of this paper will be to analyze the government supporting policies and programmes regarding the parents of Veterans.


This Study will describe a number of government programs, services, and benefits to veterans and their families—including medical and health care, psychological care, educational and rehabilitative services, housing, transitional assistance to the civilian sector, and burial services. Benefits for veterans include disability compensation and pensions, education and training, medical care, research, vocational rehabilitation, home loan assistance, insurance, and VA national cemeteries. For example, disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by injury or disease incurred or aggravated during active military service.


Through the supporting policies for Veterans, this paper ensure a coherent Government policy towards veterans, including a structured plan of action supporting the effective delivery of services where veterans have needs that are distinct from those of UK citizens more generally. We also want to increase public awareness of the contribution made to society by those who have served in the Armed Forces, both through their part in defending the stability of this country and of the wider international order, and in terms of the benefits that many ex-Service men and women bring to society through the skills and experience that they have acquired during their service. And, finally, we want to underpin public confidence in Government policy towards Service personnel and veterans alike.

Literature Review

Some of the more recent research on electoral politics and voting behavior supports the conventional view that while voter turnout rates among Americans maybe modest, in the aggregate, military veterans tend to vote at higher rates than nonveterans. For instance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, during the 2004 presidential election, the percentage of veterans who voted was roughly 73 percent, nearly 10 percentage points higher than nonveterans. Furthermore, using longitudinal statistical analyses run on data complied by the same agency, researchers find the difference in voting behavior between veterans and nonveterans is evident as early as the 1970s. Because veterans have some of the highest turnout rates in the electorate, and because candidates campaigning for election (or re-election) seek to maximize their votes in order to win, candidates and their respective political parties often search for ways to attract veteran support. One way in which candidates accomplish this task, is by supporting and campaigning on issues that are important to veterans.(Niels,2003)

Compensation for their military service in the form of pensions is one of the more important issues facing ...
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