Connecticut among worst for military retirees

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – With May being Military Appreciation Month, a new report ranked the best and worst states for military retirees; with Connecticut ranking among the worst.

The personal-finance website WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.

Military Retirement in Connecticut (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 44th – Veterans per Capita
  • 47th – Number of VA Health Facilities per Number of Veterans
  • 31st – Veteran Job Opportunities
  • 37th – Housing Affordability
  • 31st – % of Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • 32nd – Number of VA Benefits-Administration Facilities per Number of Veterans
  • 45th – Cost-of-Living Index
  • 18th – Arts, Leisure & Recreation Establishments per Capita

Due to these findings, Connecticut ended up number 46 out of 51 on the list.

For the full report, go to

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