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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, 2016

Released: May 2017
Next expected update: Spring 2018
  • In 2016, over 9.2 million veterans received Social Security benefits, accounting for 18 percent of all adult beneficiaries.
Number of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2016
In thousands
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
Average Monthly Benefit, 2015
In 2015 dollars
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
Poverty Rates of Beneficiaries, 2015
Percentage below 100% of poverty
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: March 2016 Current Population Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau, which reports 2015 income data and 2016 demographic data.