9/7/2014 – Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Sep 08, 2014 Comments Off by

Senior citizens have helped make the benefit known as individual unemployability one of the fastest-growing expenditures in the VA disability system. The number of “unemployable” veterans has nearly tripled since 2000, to 321,451, with the majority at ages when most people have already stopped working.

Government data show that 56% of the beneficiaries are at least 65 years old. Eleven percent are 80 and older.

Read the full article at Los Angeles Times.

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