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Population Profiles

  1. Child Beneficiaries
    & Poverty
  2. Marital Status
    & Poverty
  3. Middle Class
    Beneficiaries
  4. Never
    Beneficiaries
  5. Taxable Maximum
    Earners
  6. Veteran
    Beneficiaries

Veteran Beneficiaries, 2018

Released: February 2019
Next expected update: 2020
  • In 2018, over 9.3 million veterans received Social Security benefits, accounting for 18 percent of all adult beneficiaries.
Number of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2018
In thousands
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
Average Monthly Benefit, 2017
In 2017 dollars
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
Poverty Rates of Beneficiaries, 2017
Percentage below 100% of poverty
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: March 2018 Current Population Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau, which reports 2017 income data and 2018 demographic data.