"They suffered with us and should be compensated": entitling caregivers of Canada's veterans.

@article{Struthers2007TheySW,
  title={"They suffered with us and should be compensated": entitling caregivers of Canada's veterans.},
  author={James Struthers},
  journal={Canadian journal on aging = La revue canadienne du vieillissement},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          117-31
        }
}
This article examines the struggle to win lifetime eligibility for selected home care benefits provided through the Veterans Independence Program (VIP) for veterans' widows in recognition of their years of unpaid caregiving - a policy change eventually implemented between 2003 and 2004. It explores how arguments on their behalf shifted from discourses of dependency, cost-saving, and compassion to ones of entitlement and commemoration between 1981 and 2004 as the large cohort of Second World War… CONTINUE READING
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