GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Veterans Disability Compensation Recipients Statistics

A summary of statistics on Veterans Disability Compensation recipients, including information on the number of recipients, demographics, and types of disabilities.

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"As of 2020, there are over 4.7 million Veterans receiving disability compensation in the United States."

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"The US spends more than $86 billion annually on veteran disability compensation."

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"As of 2020, 41% of all Veterans receiving disability compensation suffered from tinnitus."

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"In 2020, over 1.8 million Veterans received compensation for hearing loss."

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"In 2019, approximately 30% of all Veterans receiving disability compensation suffered from PTSD."

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"In FY 2015, the average disability rating was 47.7% for Veterans receiving compensation."

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"Back in 1960, only about 12% of living Veterans were receiving disability compensation."

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"The percentage of Veterans from the Vietnam era that receive disability compensation is approaching 50%."

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"Nearly 980,000 Veterans received compensation for a musculoskeletal condition in 2020."

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"Veterans under the age of 35 represent 17% of all recipients of VA disability compensation."

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"In 2020, over one million Vietnam War Veterans still received disability compensation."

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"About 432,000 Veterans from the Gulf War era are receiving disability compensation."

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"In 2018, about 41% of the post-9/11 service members had already filed a claim for VA disability compensation."

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"The rise in the average number of disabilities claimed by veterans was 80% in 1976 compared to 45% in 1960."

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"By 2018, the number of veterans with a 100% disability rating increased by over 300% since 2000."

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"The VA has paid out more than $1 trillion in disability compensation since 2001."

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"As of 2021, more than 892,000 Gulf War-era Veterans receive disability compensation."

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"The VA processes over 1.3 million disability compensation and pension claims annually."

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"In 2020, the average initial disability rating awarded to Veterans was 36.7%."

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