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Veterans' Benefits

47 Signatures Goal: 1,000

We are entered in a national event called Project Citizen, in which regular people choose an issue in the world today and try help fix it. Our class period is is focusing on Veterans' Benefits, particularly unemployment.

We have found two policies that support veterans, the Veterans Retraining Assisting Program (VRAP), and the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act (VDTTA). VRAP is a program that helps retrain veterans to live a normal life and VDTTA is a program that provides a service dog to live with a veteran.

VRAP has much potential, but needs tweaking.
- The age requirement should be change from 35 to 22 because the highest unemployment rate among veterans is in 18-24 year olds.
- More applications should be accepted. For example, 109,684 veterans applied but only 40,432 were enrolled in the training program
- Employed veterans whose salary is not enough to live off of should be enrolled in the training program, not just unemployed veterans.

We fully support VDTTA for the reasons listed.
- Having a dog is know to lower blood-pressure, which is good for many veterans.
- The therapeutic properties of a dog can help with PTSD, therefore making the veterans more employable.
- A dog provides a sense of companionship for the veteran, which helps keep him/her calm.

Your signature is helping to change VRAP and is supporting VDTTA for our veterans. Veterans come home to homelessness and unemployment. If we are the home of the brave, then why don't the brave feel at home? We must "Fight for those who fight for us!"

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  • Sonya MacLeod
    Sonya MacLeod United States, Cheney
    Sep 26, 2016
    Sep 26, 2016
    I agree with everything stated, but I'd also like to add that my own cats help with my depression & PTSD. It is also very hard to rent with these pets.
  • Martin Michalski
    Martin Michalski United States, Detroit
    Feb 12, 2016
    Feb 12, 2016
    Meals and temporary housing should be included. A post briefing to identify the needs of the soon to be discharged should be a standard also. Many who need help are not aware of, or how to apply to receive what they have earned.
  • Morgan Kanae
    Morgan Kanae United States, Hanford
    Jan 28, 2016
    Jan 28, 2016
    I'm a disabled veteran. I have to watch other disabled veterans along with myself advocate for ourselves. Many treat us as piriah's and call us a drain on society. We need better programs
  • Norma J. Robinson
    Norma J. Robinson United States, Cocoa
    Jul 04, 2015
    Jul 04, 2015
    We still have so many veterans out on the streets, no shelter (homeless, etc.)
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