Social Challenges and Life Problems of Veterans (Case Study: Veterans Under 25% in Khorasan Razavi Province (

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Academic staff of institute for Applied Science and Technology, ACECR, Khorasan Razavi, Iran

2 2 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, Khorasan Razavi (ACECR), Ferdowsi University, Campus, Mashhad, Iran



This qualitative study describes and analyzes the social challenges and life problems of veterans below 25% and explains the causes of their dissatisfaction. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews and in-depth interviews with 30 veterans under 25% in Khorasan Razavi province. The results indicate that the major problems of the veterans begin with the method of scoring by the Martyr Foundation. This procedure of scoring creates adverse consequences like a sense of Foundation's lack of trust in veterans, the inadequate functioning of the Veterans' Commission, and the incorrect determining the percentage of injury, a feeling of discrimination on the basis of Foundation's unfair treatment, the suffering resulted from people Pretending to be a veteran, and a decline in the status of veterans in society.These problems have led to a sense of deprivation of respect, benefits and organizational identity which has ultimately led to dissatisfaction with the Martyr Foundation and other organizations. Veterans are demanding a revision in determining the percentage of injury, being respected and honored as a veteran in the society and finally, forming a working group of veterans in the Foundation.


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