The intergenerational Report
The intergenerational health impacts on children resulting from a parent’s military service is an ongoing issue of concern.
Carers Alliance believes that disability and mental health issues of sons and daughters of returned servicemen and women should fall under the veterans packages of both TPI and goldcard as the health impacts of veterans children are more likely a direct consequence of their parents military service.
These children should not have to wait until the death of the parent to qualify for the services this nation owes to our returned veterans. The Vietnam Veterans Family Study (VVFS) findings are due for release in 2012. If this study shows a dramatic rise in disabling conditions of Vietnam veterans children Carers Alliance will argue for this TPI cover to be extended to their sons and daughters.
We believe our nation owes the best that it can offer to our returned veterans and their families.