VA Stats at a Glance
(As of 10-25-07)
The VA publishes what they call “Stats at a Glance“
They don’t say how often it is updated but it likely is monthly. At least the one I found was updated on 10-25-2007, just a few days ago.
If so, you can find and track current information on the statistics and demogrphics related to VA Benefits and Health Care Utilization in one easy to read, as they say, at a glance.
I wanted to post the entire paper and not just a thumbnail, but it is posted as a picture and the resolution was not sufficient for easy reading.
Most of the statistics are listed as of 9/30/07. A few are as of FY 06 and FY 07. I’m going to list a few of them here. Click on the link above or on the thumbnail to see the latest data.
Veterans receiving VA Disability Compensation 2.8 million
Veterans rated 100% Disabled 249,904
Veterans receiving VA Pensions 303,242
Spouses receiving VA DIC 317,374
Enrollees in VA Health Care 7.9 million
Unique Patients 5.5 million
Veterans compensated for PTSD 299,672
Health Care Professionals rotating through VA (FYo6) 100,893
Total number of Veterans 23,532,000
Total Females (7%) 1,745,000
Number of WWII Veterans that die each day 1,000
Number of veterans 65 or older (39%) 9,177,000
By race: White (non Hispanic) 80% Hispanic 6% Black (non Hispanic) 11% Other 4%
Number of VA Employees 254,183
VA Funding $ 80.2 Billion (not including VHA, VBA, NCA)
Naturally I want to add a few stats of my own:
Number of Heroes sleeping on the street every night: 195,000
(also check for similar data here)
Number of Heroes homeless during the year (VA estimate) 400,000
Percentage of all homeless males over 25 that are veterans 43% (27% of all US males are veterans but 43% of the homeless males over 25 are veterans)
Amount allocated by VA to homeless veterans: $1.37 per day (cup of coffee anyone?)
Grant money allocated by VA for homeless veterans 33 cents per day (Mints anyone?)
Homeless Veterans are Heroes too!