This brief is about the impact of veteran and disability statuses on poverty and material hardship among elderly veterans. In policy and practice, veterans should use support services, such as the VA and local veterans groups, and social workers should take into account veteran and disability statuses when determining needs; the VA could change their income support programs to help disabled veterans. Suggestions for future research include accounting for individual differences among households and looking at how elderly veteran poverty affects family members.
Wilmoth, J. M., London, A. S., & Heflin, C. M. (2015). Economic well-being among older-adult households: Variation by veteran and disability status. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(4), 399-419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2015.1019657
Disability Studies | Economics | Gerontology | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Disability, Veterans, Poverty, Material hardship
Disabilities; Veterans, United States; Poverty
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Economic Well-Being among Older-Adult Households: Variation by Veteran and Disability Status"" (2015). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 309.
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