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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Indiana Named 10th Worst State For Military Retirees

Beech Grove, IN (May 20, 2018) VRI — With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes taking effect this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Military Retirees.

To help our troops plan their years after service, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.

Florida was ranked the top state for military retirees with District of Columbia ranking at the bottom in 2018.

Indiana is 2018's 10th Worst State for Military Retirees with a ranking of 43rd.

Military Retirement in Indiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
38th - Veterans per Capita
28th - Number of VA Health Facilities per Number of Veterans
30th - % of Homeless Veterans
8th - Veteran Job Opportunities
7th - Housing Affordability
33rd - % of Veteran-Owned Businesses
49th - Number of VA Benefits-Administration Facilities per Number of Veterans

SOURCE: Wallet Hub