9.

F Veterans’ Benefits
Table 9.F1—Number of disability compensation or pension payments, by type of payment and age of
beneficiary, selected years, 1940–2003 (in thousands)
Service-connected
Under age 65

Aged 65 or older

Disability rating b
Less than
Subtotal 70 percent

70–100
percent

Disability rating b
Less than
Subtotal 70 percent

Not service-connected

70–100
percent

All
ages

Under
age 65

Aged 65
or older

Total a

All
ages

As of June 30
1940
1945
1950
1955
1956

610
1,144
2,368
2,669
2,739

385
912
1,990
2,076
2,083

...
...
...
...
2,026

...
...
...
...
1,841

...
...
...
...
185

...
...
...
...
57

...
...
...
...
43

...
...
...
...
14

189
159
290
531
597

...
...
...
...
319

...
...
...
...
278

As of June 20
1957
1958
1959

2,797
2,850
2,934

2,074
2,064
2,053

2,004
1,980
1,952

1,825
1,807
1,781

179
173
171

70
84
101

53
65
78

17
19
23

670
741
841

304
279
257

366
462
584

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

3,009
3,107
3,150
3,181
3,197

2,027
2,000
1,987
1,989
1,993

1,908
1,868
1,849
1,844
1,846

1,746
1,711
1,693
1,686
1,684

162
158
156
158
162

119
131
138
145
147

93
104
109
115
117

26
27
29
30
30

947
1,077
1,138
1,170
1,186

219
182
166
165
176

728
895
972
1,005
1,010

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

3,217
3,201
3,182
3,164
3,160

1,992
1,993
1,999
2,011
2,039

1,846
1,850
1,858
1,873
1,904

1,679
1,677
1,683
1,696
1,712

167
173
175
177
192

146
143
141
138
135

117
115
114
112
110

29
28
27
26
25

1,210
1,196
1,173
1,145
1,114

197
221
243
265
286

1,013
975
930
880
828

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

3,181
3,222
3,269
3,257
3,241

2,091
2,146
2,183
2,204
2,211

1,950
1,995
2,022
2,028
2,018

1,754
1,780
1,804
1,806
1,796

196
215
218
222
222

141
151
161
176
193

116
128
135
150
165

25
23
26
26
28

1,086
1,073
1,086
1,053
1,030

310
335
381
402
410

776
738
705
651
620

1975
1976

3,227
3,236

2,220
2,232

2,006
1,996

1,784
1,767

222
229

214
236

185
209

29
27

1,006
1,003

430
456

576
547

Year

(Continued)

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9.F Veterans’ Benefits
Table 9.F1—Number of disability compensation or pension payments, by type of payment and age of
beneficiary, selected years, 1940–2003 (in thousands)—Continued
Service-connected
Under age 65

Aged 65 or older

Disability rating b
Less than
Subtotal 70 percent

70–100
percent

Disability rating b
Less than
Subtotal 70 percent

Not service-connected

70–100
percent

All
ages

Under
age 65

Aged 65
or older

Total a

All
ages

3,280
3,284
3,241

2,248
2,259
2,267

1,989
1,971
1,944

1,759
1,741
1,717

230
230
227

258
288
323

226
254
285

32
34
38

1,032
1,025
974

505
516
500

527
509
474

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

3,196
3,154
3,096
3,044
2,980

2,274
2,279
2,274
2,263
2,251

1,912
1,873
1,818
1,744
1,666

1,689
1,656
1,606
1,544
1,476

223
217
210
200
190

362
406
456
519
585

320
359
404
461
520

42
47
52
58
65

922
875
824
781
729

467
438
406
373
339

455
437
418
408
390

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

2,931
2,883
2,844
2,804
2,776

2,240
2,225
2,212
2,199
2,192

1,589
1,505
1,428
1,361
1,302

1,408
1,335
1,268
1,209
1,156

181
169
160
153
146

651
720
784
838
890

579
641
698
746
792

72
79
86
92
98

690
658
631
606
584

306
274
244
219
196

384
384
387
387
388

1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

2,746
2,709
2,674
2,660
2,659

2,184
2,179
2,181
2,198
2,218

1,253
1,238
1,245
1,265
1,290

1,113
1,098
1,104
1,122
1,144

140
140
141
143
146

931
941
936
932
928

828
838
833
828
824

102
103
103
104
104

562
530
493
462
441

175
156
138
128
122

387
375
354
335
319

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2,669
2,671
2,667
2,668
2,673

2,236
2,253
2,263
2,277
2,294

1,310
1,330
1,346
1,372
1,404

1,158
1,171
1,178
1,191
1,209

152
158
168
180
195

926
923
917
905
890

819
814
805
790
771

107
109
112
115
119

433
418
404
391
379

120
116
112
110
113

313
302
292
281
266

2000
2001
2002
2003

2,672
2,669
2,745
2,832

2,308
2,321
2,398
2,485

1,435
1,464
1,546
1,634

1,224
1,238
1,288
1,335

211
226
258
299

874
857
852
852

751
731
716
703

123
126
136
148

364
348
347
347

115
116
125
136

249
232
222
210

Year
As of September 30
1977
1978
1979

SOURCE: Department of Veterans Affairs, published and unpublished data.
NOTE: . . . = not applicable.
a.
b.

Persons receiving payments under special acts and as retired emergency and reserve officers are included in the total but not in the distribution. (Totals may not add
up because of rounding.)
Disability rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs according to average impairment of earning capacity, graduated in intervals from 10 percent to 100 percent.

CONTACT: Mike Wells (202) 273-5106.

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