Military Veterans and Social Security

by Robert V. Gesumaria and David A. Weaver
Research and Statistics Note No. 2001-01 (released February 2001)
Table equivalent for Chart 1. Social Security beneficiaries
Year Veterans All
1968 2.13 18.08
1969 2.08 18.31
1970 2.07 18.70
1971 2.20 19.69
1972 2.33 20.54
1973 2.38 21.77
1974 2.56 23.40
1975 2.74 24.30
1976 2.99 25.75
1977 3.24 26.48
1978 3.34 27.72
1979 3.54 29.29
1980 3.85 29.93
1981 4.07 31.05
1982 4.56 31.79
1983 4.85 31.78
1984 5.28 32.12
1985 5.63 32.58
1986 5.93 33.01
1987 6.48 33.40
1988 6.81 34.45
1989 7.31 34.44
1990 7.59 34.95
1991 8.11 35.42
1992 8.29 35.51
1993 8.66 36.76
1994 8.71 36.22
1995 9.13 36.90
1996 9.39 37.53
1997 9.16 37.54
1998 9.29 37.74
1999 8.93 37.49
2000 9.33 37.78
SOURCE: March Current Population Survey files, 1968–2000.
Description for Chart 2. Percentage of beneficiaries who are veterans
Year Percent of veterans
1968 12
1969 11
1970 11
1971 11
1972 11
1973 11
1974 11
1975 11
1976 12
1977 12
1978 12
1979 12
1980 13
1981 13
1982 14
1983 15
1984 16
1985 17
1986 18
1987 19
1988 20
1989 21
1990 22
1991 23
1992 23
1993 24
1994 24
1995 25
1996 25
1997 24
1998 25
1999 24
2000 25
SOURCE: March Current Population Survey files, 1968–2000.