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National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statisitcs

At-A-Glance Pocket Cards

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What are At-A-Glance Pocket Cards?

NCVAS Pocket Cards archives are a compilation of facts related to the count of Veterans receiving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and health care utilization. For example, a tally of Veterans receiving compensation, pension, education, home loans, and life insurance along with the number of health care professionals rotating through VA and how many Veterans have been served in the VA health care system are provided. Additionally, amassed in the pocket card data are Veteran demographics with the current projection of Veteran population complete with percentages relating to race and ethnicity. There are also statistics depicting the number of VA employees, and the number of VA facilities. Finally, a three year budget is displayed for VA in general, then broken out by the three Administrations, Veterans Health, Veterans Benefits and National Cemetery.


Available At-A-Glance Pocket Cards

Fiscal Year 2016

Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

Fiscal Year 2012

Fiscal Year 2011

Fiscal Year 2010



What’s New

October 7, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released State Summary fact sheet page accessible from the left navigation of the Vetdata website. These state summaries contain information about Veteran population, facitlity counts, VA expenditures, VA benefits and healthcare utilization for each state and Puerto Rico.

September 28, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Profile of Minority Veterans: 2013 located on the Reports page. This report uses data from the 2013 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics of Minority Veterans. It also compares major characteristics between Minority Veterans and Minority non-Veterans.

September 28, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Profile of Post-9/11 Veterans:2013 located on the Reports pages. This report uses data from the 2013 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographiccs, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics of Veterans. It also compares major characteristics between Veterans and non-Veterans by gender.

September 24, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released FY 2013 Profile of Unique Veteran Users located on the Reports page. The report provides demographic, socio-economic, and utilization trends of Veterans who used at least one VA benefit or service each year between FY 2005 and FY 2013. It also includes a comparison of Veterans who used VA benefits to Veterans who did not use VA benefits. This report updates and replaces all information contained in prior report.

July 16, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Gulf War Veterans Supplemental Pre-9/11 Report as a follow-up to the Gulf War Era Pre-9/11 report that was released in February 2011. This Supplemental report provides comprehensive statistics on the utilization of VA benefits and healthcare service by Gulf War Era Veterans with military service between August 2, 1990 to September 10, 2001.

July 7, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Profile of Post-9/11 Veterans:2012. The report is the first one dedicated to the most recent period of service. This report is located on the Reports page. The report uses 2012 American Community Survey data to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics among Post-9/11 Veterans, non-Post-9/11 Veterans and non-Veterans. The report also uses the United States Veterans Eligibility Trends & Statistics (USVETS) 2012 database and VetPop2012 to compare the utilization characteristics of Post-9/11 Veterans and other Veterans.

July 2, 2015, the Departmnet of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Profile of Veterans: 2013 located on the Reports page. This report uses 2013 American Community Survey data to compare the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Veterans and non-Veterans.

June 30, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Trends in Veterans with a Service-Connected Disability: 1985 to 2014 located on the Quickfacts page. The report provides information on the number of Veterans with service-connected disabilities, including by disability rating, and the amount of cash payments to these Veterans. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of Veterans receiving Compensation increased by 5.5% from 3.7 million to 3.9 million. The largest increase was among Veterans rated over 70% disabled.

May 29, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released 2014 Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures located on the Expenditures page. This report details VA expenditures at the state, county, and Congressional District level. It includes categories such as Compensation and Pension, Construction, Insurance, and Medical Care. Veteran population estimates and the number of unique patients who used VA health care services are also available.

May 22, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released Veteran Poverty Trends located on the Reports page. This Report presents Veteran poverty trends by comparison of age groups, disability status, periods of service, geography and Veterans to non-veterans. Analysis found that 6.9% of Veterans were below the poverty threshold for the period of 2010 - 2012, as compared to 14.4% of non-veterans. Overall poverty rates were highest for younger Veterans ages 18 - 34 at 11.9%. Disabled Veterans receiving VA Service-Connected Disability Compensation had a lower poverty rate of 6.5% than disabled non-veterans of 24.2%.

May 21, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the Veteran's Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program 2013 (SNAP) located on the Reports page. This report uses U.S Census and American Community Survey data. Food security is an important part of a Veterans' wellbeing. About 6% of SNAP households have a Veteran. Regardless of race, marital status, education, and income, Veteran households participate in SNAP less than non-Veteran households.

May 21, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the American Indian and Alaska Native Servicemembers and Veterans 2013 (AIAN) located on the Reports page. This report uses data from the 2013 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to report data concerning the demographics, socioeconomic status, and health characteristics of AIAN Servicemembers and Veterans.


Contact NCVAS

For more information on reports, surveys, or statistics regarding the Veteran population, or for general inquiries, please e-mail us at vancvas@va.gov