This brief discusses benefits that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides to veterans and their survivors, as well as complementary programs administered by other branches of the federal government. These cash and noncash benefits allow veterans and their survivors to access affordable health care, meet monthly living expenses, buy homes and pursue post-secondary education. Estimates from the 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) show that in 2017 almost one-half of veterans (46.7 percent) received at least one benefit.
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Transitions in Parental Presence Among Children: 2017
This brief offers estimates of transitions in the presence of parents or a parent’s partner during 2017 for children under the age of 18.
Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2013–2016
Covering 01/2013-12/2016, this report describes poverty with different time horizons, the duration of poverty spells and the frequency into and out of poverty.
Income Sources of Older Households: 2017
This report examines older households’ sources of income, the amounts of this income, and how much each source of income contributes to total income.