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Population Profiles

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    Beneficiaries
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  5. Veteran
    Beneficiaries

Chart Descriptions - Veteran Beneficiaries, 2015

Released: June 2016
Next expected update: Winter 2017
Number of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2015
Most recent period of military service Number (in thousands)
November 1941 or earlier 6
World War II 645
January 1947–June 1950 172
Korean War 1,118
February 1955–July 1964 1,962
Vietnam War 4,131
May 1975–July 1990 861
August 1990–August 2001 238
September 2001 or later 142
 
Average Monthly Benefit, 2014 (in 2014 dollars)
Age group Veterans Male nonveterans
All ages 1,414 1,306
61 or younger 1,219 1,080
62–74 1,446 1,394
75 or older 1,403 1,357
 
Poverty Rates of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2014
Age group Percentage below 100% of poverty
Veterans Male nonveterans
All ages 4.7 10.1
61 or younger 15.1 20.5
62–74 4.3 6.8
75 or older 3.8 6.5