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Employment Histories Report
This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the questions related to employment outcomes and readiness of Recently Separated Service members.

2007 Veterans Employability Research Survey
This study examined the factors that impact Veterans’ employability resulting from participation in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program.


2010 National Survey of Veterans (NSV):  Active Duty Service Members, Activated National Guard and Reserve Members, Family Members and Survivors
The survey is the sixth in a series of comprenhensive nationwide surveys designed to help VA plan its future programs and services for Veterans.  This is the first time VA has included groups other than Veterans.


2001 NSV
This survey is the fifth in a series of comprehensive nationwide surveys designed to help VA plan its future programs and services for Veterans.


1987 NSV
This study is the third in a series of national surveys being conducted by the Veterans Administration (VA) to analyze the state of the Veteran population. The data for this survey comes from the response of 9,442 non-institutionalized Veterans. A number of survey questions focused on the use of VA programs. The characteristics of the Veteran population were strongly influenced by the World War II generation.

1979 NSV
The 1979 NSV public data fileis the second in a series of national surveys being conducted by the Veterans Administration (VA) to analyze the state of the Veteran population.  The public data files data for these studies comes from the response of 9,929 non-institutionalized Veterans. A few key questions were included that asked Veterans for reasons why they were not using particular benefits. Much of the data from this survey can be usedd in VA's efforts to evaluate its programs.


Analysis of Differences in Disability Compensation in the Department of Veterans Affairs, December 2006
This state variance study addresses main sources of observed variation across states and VA Regional Offices regarding average payments to Veterans receiving disability compensation and percentage of Veterans receiving disability compensation.

What’s New!

VA released VA Data Strategywhich supports the Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Plan by providing the overarching vision, goals, and sub-goals to transform the Department into a data-centric enterprise. This data strategy empowers VA employees at all levels of the organization to treat data as a strategic asset to improve the services and benefits delivered to our Nation's Veterans. March 23, 2021

VA released Percent Change in Veteran Population by State from 2000 to 2020The Department of Veterans Affairs provides official estimates and projections of the Veteran population using the Veteran Population Projection Model (VetPop). Based on the available information through September 30, 2018, the latest model VetPop2018 projected a steady decrease in the Veteran population over the next 30 years. The “Percent Change in Veteran Population” data table shows the change in the Veteran population from 2000 to 2020 by state. During this period, the average decrease in the Veteran population is 25% at the state level. March 12, 2021

VA released Korean War Veterans This infographic commemorates U.S. Service Members of Korean War, which took place 70 years ago, and describes living Veterans by gender and age, top 5 states of residency, and trends from 2000 to 2040. December 14, 2020

VA released Veterans Day 2020: Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War. In recognition of Veterans Day 2020 NCVAS developed an online story. It recognizes the service of the cohort of veterans who served in the Pre-911 Gulf War era, 2) reports trends in their utilization of VA benefits and services, and 3) encourages all Veterans to apply for the benefits and services they have earned. November 9, 2020

VA released VA Utilization Profile 2017 This profile provides demographic, socio-economic, and utilization trends of Veterans who used at least one VA benefit or service each year between FY 2008 and FY 2017. Also included is a comparison of Veterans who used VA benefits to Veterans who did not use VA benefits. May 29, 2020

VA released 2020 Memorial Day Visualization The 2020 Memorial Day Visualization highlights survivors use of VA benefits: Dependency and Indemnity, Compensation, Home Loan Guaranty, Survivors' Pension, and Education. May 21, 2020

VA released American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans: 2017 (AIAN) This report focuses on demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of AIAN Veterans and presents similar summary information for all Veterans of other races. May 15, 2020

VA released Veteran Population Projection Model: VetPop2018. This release is the latest in a series of Veteran Population Projection Models that provide the estimated and projected total number of Veterans and their demographic characteristics. May 14, 2020

VA released Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures (GDX) GDX reports expenditures for Compensation and Pension, Construction, Education & Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment, Loan Guaranty, General Operating Expenses, Insurance & Indemnities, Medical Care and Unique Patients. April 30, 2020


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