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Post by bigrex on Sat 21 May 2016, 09:13

And here I thought it was limited to those who served during the Korean war, not just IN the the war. I know that VAC covered all the WWII era Veterans, including those who remained in country, so why should Korea be any different?
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Post by RCN-Retired on Sat 21 May 2016, 04:15

Here we go again, classifying vets so we do not have to support them. He did 27 yrs. was deployed in a special zone and is being denied. These government fools should have to pass a iq test before they run as some are pretty damn stupid!!!
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Canadian Korean War vet denied placement in Halifax veterans' hospital

Post by Guest on Fri 20 May 2016, 06:34

An ailing Canadian military veteran has been denied residency at a Halifax veterans’ hospital for the second time. The reason? He was deployed to South Korea two months after the Korean War ended.
“Five of the ones that went over with his battalion were killed over there,” John Smith’s wife, Eileen, told CTV Atlantic. “They were in harm’s way like any peacekeeper is after a war.”
Smith, an 82-year-old who suffers from an array of physical and neurological issues, was stationed in South Korea from 1953 to 1954. Because he never saw combat in the country, he is not eligible to receive long-term care at Halifax’s Camp Hill veterans’ hospital.

The Korean War lasted from June 1950 to July 1953. More than 26,000 Canadians served in the brutal conflict, fighting North Korean, Chinese and Soviet forces alongside an international coalition overseen by the United Nations. More than 500 Canadians never returned home.
Despite Smith’s 27 years of military service, he is only qualified to receive subsidized homecare. Smith’s wife says that her husband needs the specialized treatment that only a hospital like Camp Hill can provide. The case, she adds, is about more than just her husband – it is about removing rules and technicalities that stand between veterans and the help they deserve.
After the initial rejection, Smith filed an appeal with Veterans Canada. The latest rejection came in the mail several days ago in the shape of a form letter.
Veterans Affairs Canada says that it does not comment on individual cases.

Peter Stoffer, a former Halifax MP and veterans advocate, believes there should be a common sense solution.
“You would think that the government, with some form of compassion would say, ‘the man did serve in Korea.”

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-korean-war-vet-denied-placement-in-halifax-veterans-hospital-1.2909665

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Veterans standing up for man denied care at Camp Hill Hospital

Post by Guest on Sat 23 Jan 2016, 16:03

Veterans are standing by a Halifax-area veteran who has been denied long-term care at the Camp Hill Hospital because he missed the Korean War by two months.
John Smith is battling Alzheimer’s disease. Despite more than 27 years of service, Veterans Affairs says Smith only qualified for subsidized nursing home care.
“You could land up anywhere. You could be down in Yarmouth. You could be up in Cape Breton,” said Eileen Smith, John Smith’s wife.
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In a statement to CTV News, Veterans’ Affairs insists beds at Camp Hill are reserved for qualifying Second World War and Korean War veterans, but the armistice had already been signed when Smith arrived in October, 1953 as a peacekeeper.
“The Camp Hill was built to house veterans for care, and I think it should be used for that,” said
“He was over in Korea - he just happened to get there late,” said Eileen Smith. “Which is no excuse for not having the benefits.”
The Veterans’ Affairs Minister was unavailable for comment.

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/veterans-standing-up-for-man-denied-care-at-camp-hill-hospital-1.2749346

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