Veterans' Benefits

On the radio yesterday, I heard a story about this new report on homeless veterans from the National Alliance to End Homeless that included the striking fact that veterans "represent roughly 26 percent of homeless people, but only 11 percent of the civilian population 18 years and older. This is true despite the fact that veterans are better educated, more likely to be employed, and have a lower poverty rate than the general population." The report is chock full o' solutions, but clearly on some level the homelessness problem among veterans just scratches the surface of challenges that people face after wartime. Kay Steiger had a Veterans' Day article looking at some mental health issues, and congressional efforts to get education benefits provided in a form National Guard members can actually use.