Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging

Funding ID

# 1P30AG066583

Description/Abstract

Food insecurity is a growing U.S. problem among military and veteran families. Data from 2020-21 suggest that between 1 in 5 and 1 in 3 military families experienced food insecurity in the last year: with disabled veterans experiencing even greater risks. This issue brief describes the policy revisions needed to programs such as SNAP, the Social Security Administration’s Disability Insurance Program, and the Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Program to ensure our military members are food secure.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

Veterans, Military Families, Food Insecurity, SNAP

Disciplines

Health Policy | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Administration | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Date

5-25-2021

Language

English

Acknowledgements

The author is an affiliate of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies, which receives funding from the National Institute on Aging (grant # 1P30AG066583). Special thanks to Shannon Monnat, Alexandra Punch and William Clay Fannin for help editing this brief

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Share

COinS