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NEW ZEALAND: Deadly new scourge for Vietnam vets

April 25, 2011

Deadly new scourge for Vietnam vets

Ray Middleton has osteoporosis and can't work, relying on a war disability pension from the New Zealand government. But the $500 he receives each fortnight is less than half the allowance the Australian government pays its Vietnam vets with similar disability ratings.

"It's barely enough to live on and no more," Middleton said.

He wants access to a $30 million NZ government fund to assist Vietnam veterans and their families affected by Agent Orange.

But the criteria is so strict, Middleton and many others don't qualify for financial assistance.

Weir said veterans are fed up with trying to cut through the red tape inside Veterans Affairs New Zealand.


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  1. momochii Reply

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  2. Laurens Reply

    I am even more ashamed now that I see the aggression of the US and the millions of people they continue to kill worldwide. I was sucked in in by the so called Domino Affect that their propaganda machine inflicted on us. The Mongrel US system continues to make war on 3rd world countries and our governments send our young men and women without any regard for their long term health or future.  

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