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Chart Descriptions - Veteran Beneficiaries, 2013

Released: January 2014
Next expected update: Winter 2015
Number of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2013
Most recent period of military service Number (in thousands)
November 1941 or earlier 17
World War II 968
January 1947–June 1950 228
Korean War 1,523
February 1955–July 1964 2,079
Vietnam War 3,828
May 1975–July 1990 667
August 1990–August 2001 240
September 2001 or later 99
 
Average Monthly Benefit, 2012 (in 2012 dollars)
Age group Veterans Male nonveterans
All ages 1,360 1,247
49 or younger 989 899
50–61 1,264 1,190
62–74 1,407 1,332
75 or older 1,330 1,294
 
Poverty Rates of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2012
Age group Percentage below 100% of poverty
Veterans Male nonveterans
61 or younger 14.9 21.8
62–74 3.1 7.1
75 or older 3.4 5.5