FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AMONG VETERANS: CONNECTICUT
In 2019, there were 146,634 military veterans in Connecticut. Overall, a majority of them have fared better economically than nonveterans, in line with a belief that our nation must meet veterans’ basic needs given their service and sacrifice.
Yet in 2019, a substantial 33,472 of those who served our country struggled to make ends meet in Connecticut. According to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), 5% of veterans in Connecticut (7,245) lived in poverty in 2019. But United For ALICE data shows that another 18% (26,227) — more than three times as many — were also experiencing financial hardship, in households that earned above the FPL but not enough to afford the basics in the communities where they lived.
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