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595. Veterans Compensation and Pension Benefits-- Number on Rolls by Period of Service and Status

[As of Sept. 30. Living refers to veterans receiving compensation for disability incurred or aggravated while on active duty and war veterans receiving pension and benefits for nonservice connected disabilities. Deceased refers to deceased veterans whose dependents were receiving pensions and compensation benefits]

 
     Period of service and
        veteran status 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
    Total 4,006 3,899 3,808 3,725 3,654 3,584 3,509 3,428 3,374 3,342 3,330 3,308 3,281 3,263 3,252
 
Living veterans 2,931 2,883 2,844 2,804 2,776 2,746 2,709 2,674 2,660 2,659 2,669 2,671 2,667 2,668 2,673
  Service connected 2,240 2,225 2,212 2,199 2,192 2,184 2,179 2,181 2,198 2,218 2,236 2,253 2,263 2,277 2,294
  Nonservice connected 690 658 631 606 584 562 530 493 462 441 433 418 404 391 379
Deceased veterans 1,075 1,016 964 921 878 838 800 754 714 683 662 637 614 595 579
  Service connected 336 331 328 325 323 320 318 314 310 308 307 306 305 303 304
  Nonservice connected 739 685 636 595 555 518 482 440 404 376 355 332 309 291 274
 
Prior to World War I 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1
  Living (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z)
 
World War I 381 334 295 261 228 198 172 146 124 105 89 74 61 51 42
  Living 68 53 42 32 24 18 13 9 6 4 3 2 1 1 (Z)
 
World War II 2,097 2,020 1,943 1,869 1,797 1,723 1,638 1,543 1,453 1,375 1,307 1,237 1,165 1,097 1,031
  Living 1,575 1,518 1,464 1,407 1,352 1,294 1,226 1,153 1,083 1,018 961 902 842 785 730
 
Korean conflict 1 399 395 393 392 391 390 388 387 377 371 368 360 351 342 333
  Living 309 308 308 307 306 305 304 300 296 292 290 285 278 271 264
 
Peace-time 404 419 433 449 472 495 518 550 518 539 559 574 582 592 602
  Living 352 367 382 398 421 444 468 500 471 492 514 529 539 550 561
 
Vietnam era 2 716 726 738 749 762 774 789 804 821 842 868 889 913 932 953
  Living 626 637 649 661 673 685 698 711 727 746 766 784 804 819 835
 
Gulf War 3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (Z) 78 108 138 173 207 247 290
  Living (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (Z) 76 106 134 169 203 242 283


X Not applicable. Z Fewer than 500.
1 Service during period June 27, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955.
2 Service from Aug. 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975.
3 Service from August 2, 1990 to the present.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Annual Report of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and unpublished data. http://www.va.gov/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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