International Military Veterans Benefits


by Robert F. Sawallesh

How do Military Veteran’s Benefits vary from one nation to the next? Check out the below countries.

1. Canada: “Allied Veterans who have lived in Canada for 10 or more years after their period of service may be eligible for long-term care in community facilities.” See Also: “Located in the heart of a vast pastoral setting just half an hour from Montréal, Ste. Anne’s Hospital provides its clientele of Veterans with an exceptional environment designed to promote an optimal level of care and the highest possible quality of life.” See
2. New Zealand: “The Montecillo Veterans Home and Hospital, together with the Trustees, CEO, Nurse Manager, and Staff, are committed to the provision of quality care for Veterans and their Dependants.”
3. Australia: “The … program provides a range of assessment, coordination and home care services across Australia to eligible veterans and war widows/widowers to enable them to remain in their own homes for longer.” See Help staying at home and Gold, White and Orange card holders at health_cards.
4. United Kingdom: “A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day, and there are around 4.5m veterans in the UK.” See Militaryhealthcare/Veteranshealthcare. Homeless and PTSD veterans at
5. US NASVS: “The National Association State Veterans Homes’ primary mission is to ensure that each and every eligible U.S. veteran receives the benefits, services, long term health care and respect which they have earned by their service and sacrifice.” See
6. Russia: “‘ According to a survey printed in Komsomolskaia Pravda in 1989, 71% of ex-soldiers considered that the “benefits were only on paper.”’ See Para 15 Veterans’ Policy in Russia: a Puzzle of Creation.
7. World Veterans Federation: “The World Veterans Federation (WVF) is the world’s largest international veteran organization. The federation currently consists of 170 veterans organizations from 93 countries, representing some 42 million veterans worldwide.” See
8. Philippines: (US) The new Outpatient Clinic (OPC) proudly opened its doors for business on January 31, 2011. This is the only VA healthcare facility located in a foreign country. See
9. Denmark: PTSD: “Currently, veterans have to document that they are suffering from PTSD within six months of arriving home from a tour of duty in order to successfully claim compensation for a work injury.” See veterans-march-ptsd-compensation.
10. Sweden: “Despite the fact that Sweden has conducted military operations overseas for more that 60 years we have not had any coordinated policy for veteran soldiers,” the defence minister Sten Tolgfors argued in an opinion article in the Dagens Nyheter daily on Friday.See hSweden proposes veterans memorial day.
11. US: “The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.3 million Veterans each year.” See


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