Argumentative Essay On Homeless Veterans

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What happens when veterans do not receive their entitled benefits? “It is estimated that 49,933 veterans are homeless on any given night.” (National Coalition for homeless veterans) This goes to show that veterans who are not receiving benefits are forced to live on the street. Many people oppose increasing benefits for veterans because the economy is not in a good state. As of now, “The US has a total debt pile of almost $17 trillion.” However, that does not mean that increasing veteran benefits will hurt the economy. Even though some people believe it can hurt the economy to increase veteran benefits, increasing them can decrease veteran homelessness, unemployment and it ensures veterans receive help for mental illness. The government should increase benefits for veterans because of the high populations of homeless veterans. Studies show that many of them are homeless. “It has been estimated that fewer than 200,000 veterans may be homeless.” (Home less veteran programs This supports my position because it shows how much these veterans need these benefits from. Also the government should be considerate that these people have served their time. A portion of Americans have enlisted in the military. “One-third of adult…show more content…
“Of the 1.7 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, 300,000 (20 percent) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression (RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research” (“The Critical Need for Mental Health Professionals Trained to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury” American Psychological Association) These numbers show that so many of these veterans have mental illnesses and they receive no help from the government. Which goes back to why their unemployed. Nobody wants to hire anybody that isn’t 100% there, mentally and physically. In addition to more mental illness they also go through

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