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Population Profiles

  1. Child Beneficiaries
    & Poverty
  2. Fully Insured
    Workers
  3. Marital Status
    & Poverty
  4. Middle Class
    Beneficiaries
  5. Never
    Beneficiaries
  6. Taxable Maximum
    Earners
  7. Veteran
    Beneficiaries

Veteran Beneficiaries, 2020

Released: December 2020
Next expected update: 2021
  • In 2020, over 9.0 million veterans received Social Security benefits, accounting for 16.5 percent of all adult beneficiaries.
Number of Veteran Beneficiaries, 2020
In thousands
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
Average Monthly Benefit, 2019
In 2019 dollars
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
Poverty Rates of Beneficiaries, 2019
Percentage below 100% of poverty
Bar chart linked to data in table format.
SOURCE: March 2020 Current Population Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau, which reports 2019 income data and 2020 demographic data.