Why my great-grandfathers (both war heros) taught me to never respect the military, to never give up my life for any leader any time any where, they are simply never worth it.
There is a new urgency to solve the issue quickly as troops settle back home after missions in Afghanistan. National Defence statistics released this month found that 2,000 soldiers were injured during the country’s 10-year combat mission in Afghanistan, but that does not include the thousands of soldiers impacted by post-traumatic stress syndrome and other mental-health issues.
The report recommends that reasons for all disability coverage decisions should be written in plain language, with a clear explanation of how the individual assessment was made. Each letter should also include a notice of the right to appeal.
“It troubles me to think that many Veterans may be wrongly assessed and do not pursue the matter further because [their] letter did not reveal where the department’s decision was flawed,” Mr. Parent wrote in the report.