With a population of nearly 23 million, U.S. veterans face an array of difficulties reintegrating and returning from war. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 2.5 percent (564,000) currently make use of educational benfits under the G.I. Bill and 17 percent (3.9 million) of veterans are receiving disability benefits or pensions. In 2009, 0.3 percent of veterans took advantage of the VA’s vocational rehabilitation and employment services.
As depicted in the documentary Where Soldiers Come From, reintegration after deployment affects not only soldiers, but the families and communities they come from as well. View maps of veteran populations and post-9/11 veteran unemployment rates.
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Source: » Department of Veterans Affairs