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Job Help Still Available For Vets With Brain Injuries
Friday, 10/12/12
By Steve Zind
It's estimated one in five veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq suffers from traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. Two years ago Vermont received a $951,000 grant to help veterans suffering from TBI find jobs. But to date only a handful of vets have taken advantage of the program. The reasons for this illustrate the challenges facing service providers and vets with brain injuries.
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With AgrAbility, Disabled Farmers Get Help To Stay On The Job
Friday, 08/10/12
By Charlotte Albright
Working on a farm can be dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that every day, more than 240 agricultural workers suffer an injury that results in lost work time.
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Veteran Approaches Goal To Help Disabled Vets
Friday, 03/16/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Four years ago, a Korean War veteran from South Burlington began working to convince all cities and towns in Vermont to boost their property tax benefits for disabled veterans. Now, he's almost completed that mission.
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Voters Boost Tax Benefits For Disabled Veterans
Tuesday, 03/08/11
By John Dillon
Voters in 31 towns have decided to boost a property tax benefit for disabled veterans. State law allows towns to exempt the first $40,000 of a disabled veteran's property value from local taxes. But up until a few years ago, many towns did not allow the full benefit.
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