Tuesday, January 1, 2019

"so often wrongly told their service is worthless and they can’t get any benefits"

From the Boston Globe, an article of interest for Franklin:
"Three Massachusetts combat veterans have won a court challenge against the state government, which denied them their Welcome Home Bonus money after deployments in Afghanistan because they received “other than honorable” discharges from the military. 
Lawyers in the case estimate the Suffolk Superior Court judge’s decision could affect about 4,000 veterans in Massachusetts, while two of the plaintiffs said they hope it will also draw more attention to the plight of former service members, including those with post-traumatic stress disorder, who struggle with resuming their lives after returning home. 
“When we enlist, we put our lives on the line to protect our country. But when we get out, we’re thrown in the back of the line,” said Washington Santos, an Army veteran in Revere who served in Afghanistan and is one of the plaintiffs in the case. “There isn’t that love or that care for a veteran as there should be.”
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Information on the Welcome Home Veterans Bonus Program

Or contact Franklin's Veterans Service Agent, Dale Kurtz

contact Franklin's Veterans Service Agent, Dale Kurtz
contact Franklin's Veterans Service Agent, Dale Kurtz

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