Frontline workers trained in growing disability, FASD

REGINA – Despite more education around the topic, the number of children born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder continues to rise around the world. About 70 front line staff involved in mental health, healthcare, justice and corrections took part in a free training session Monday at the University of Regina.The event focused on skills workers can… Read More Frontline workers trained in growing disability, FASD

Automated System Often Unjustly Boosts Veterans’ Disability Benefits

An effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs that aimed to speed the processing of disability-benefits applications also loosened controls that prevent veterans from exaggerating symptoms to receive more money, say current and former VA employees. A software system introduced in 2012 that automates veterans’ disability levels for compensation relies almost solely on a patient’s… Read More Automated System Often Unjustly Boosts Veterans’ Disability Benefits