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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

Chart Descriptions - Veteran Beneficiaries, 2016

Released: May 2017
Next expected update: Spring 2018
Number of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2016
Most recent period of military service Number (in thousands)
November 1941 or earlier 3
World War II 515
January 1947–June 1950 136
Korean War 1,028
February 1955–July 1964 1,934
Vietnam War 4,224
May 1975–July 1990 922
August 1990–August 2001 302
September 2001 or later 162
 
Average Monthly Benefit, 2015 (in 2015 dollars)
Age group Veterans Male nonveterans
All ages 1,438 1,326
61 or younger 1,289 1,103
62–74 1,462 1,412
75 or older 1,432 1,365
 
Poverty Rates of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2015
Age group Percentage below 100% of poverty
Veterans Male nonveterans
All ages 4.4 9.6
61 or younger 15.3 19.9
62–74 3.7 6.2
75 or older 3.8 6.6