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Chart Descriptions - Veteran Beneficiaries, 2014

Released: March 2015
Next expected update: Winter 2016
Number of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2014
Most recent period of military service Number (in thousands)
November 1941 or earlier 21
World War II 797
January 1947–June 1950 236
Korean War 1,228
February 1955–July 1964 2,038
Vietnam War 4,050
May 1975–July 1990 706
August 1990–August 2001 248
September 2001 or later 96
 
Average Monthly Benefit, 2013 (in 2013 dollars)
Age group Veterans Male nonveterans
All ages 1,377 1,280
49 or younger 1,136 968
50–61 1,224 1,226
62–74 1,417 1,370
75 or older 1,351 1,304
 
Poverty Rates of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2013
Age group Percentage below 100% of poverty
Veterans Male nonveterans
61 or younger 19.6 19.8
62–74 2.8 6.6
75 or older 3.1 5.6