» Female Vets Need More Support Back Home, Says Tampa Veterans Attorney

Female Vets Need More Support Back Home, Says Tampa Veterans Attorney

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2012 - Female vets are having an especially difficult time re-entering the workforce.

Although women make up some 15 percent of the military troops re-entering the U.S., and 15 percent of the entire U.S. armed forces, few Americans seem aware of women as veterans. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 female vets is currently at 19.9 percent, up from 14.7 percent in 2011.

"Many factors may be contributing to the unemployment numbers, including the largest-ever enlistment by women, " says David Magann, a Tampa veterans attorney. "More women in the military means more women coming home, and needing civilian life services."

Women vets historically have gravitated to jobs in the public sector, including education. But education and other public sector jobs have faced severe cutbacks, and women have been affected disproportionately. While the private sector has added some 3.5 million jobs since the recovery began in 2009, a mere 28.8 percent of those jobs went to women. Female vets would likely benefit from public sector job programs, such as job training programs for veterans, but the recent tax incentives for private employers, who work to hire veterans, means the emphasis stays on private sector work.

The VA also seems overwhelmed, contends Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The nonpartisan and nonprofit group, which currently boasts more than 200,000 members, recently appealed to President Barack Obama to help address the specific needs of female veterans, including the health care currently offered to female vets by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The system is woefully understaffed in the area of female reproductive health, says Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Rieckhoff is calling for more support for female veterans in the U.S.

The VA says that there are a number of strategies, in place since 2007, for female vets, which they contend work to address female health care needs with high-quality health care services. The VA now offers mammograms, ultrasounds
and biopsies, according to the VA.

To learn more about the Tampa veterans attorney David W. Magann and his law practice, go to http://www.tampaveteranslawyer.com/ or call 813-657-9175.

David W. Magann, P.A.
Main Office:
156 W. Robertson St.
Brandon, FL 33511
Call: (813) 657-9175

Tampa Office:
6107 Memorial Hwy
Tampa, Florida 33615

South Tampa Office:
Bank of Tampa Building
601 Bayshore Blvd Ste 105
Tampa, FL 33606


View Larger Map

  • Camp Lejeune: Water Contamination Update, Presumptive Conditions
    From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. VA has established a presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of the following eight diseases: Adult leukemia Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes Bladder cancer Kidney cancer Liver cancer Multiple myeloma Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Parkinson’s disease Presently, these conditions are the only […]
  • How to File a Complaint With the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Different aspects of Veterans Administration (VA) operations fall under the responsibility of different agencies, you don’t simply file a complaint with the VA, rather, you file a complaint with the agency, bureau or person that oversees that aspect of the VA operations. The following are the general aspects of filing a complaint and your specific complaint may vary depending on the VA operations you are encountering. Health Care Complaints If you have a dispute about a patient’s health care, call the patient advocate at the VA medical center involved. A patient advocate is an employee responsible for taking your complaint and working […]
  • PTSD, "Post" Means After And At Any Time
    Government analysis finds Veterans with PTSD can suffer for decades before acknowledging the disorder. The year 2014 marks the 100th-year anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the so-called war to end all wars. And in a bit of irony, a study was released on August 8 that has found that, like the consequences of the “Great War,” the after-effects of combat stress among veterans, just like the after-effects of old wars upon conflicts years later, seems to linger for decades. The study, which was commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs, tracked veterans from as far back as the Vietnam […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required