Military Veterans


Military veterans—individuals who complete military service whether at home or deployed overseas, in peacetime or in combat—are entitled to and in some cases require various government services. RAND research has examined the physical and mental health, interpersonal relationships, and employment problems that U.S. military veterans and their families face, and has recommended policies to support veterans' reintegration into civilian life.

  • Soldiers meet with civilian recruiters at a job fair at Fort Huachuca, Arizona


    Job Search Process Is Working for Veterans

    Feb 8, 2018

    A comparison of the unemployment experiences of ex–service members and civilians finds that while both groups had similar durations of unemployment, veterans delayed filing for benefits. But once engaged with employment services, they made active use of tools like job referrals and training.

  • The Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona June 11, 2014

    Journal Article

    VA Health System Generally Delivers Higher-Quality Care Than Other Health Providers

    Apr 26, 2018

    The VA health care system performs similar to or better than non-VA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care quality, although there is high variation in quality across individual VA facilities.

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