In 2019, there were more than 146,000 military veterans living in Connecticut. According to data collected by United for ALICE, roughly 26,000 were part of households that earned above the Federal Poverty Line but not enough to afford the basics in the communities where they lived.
While most veterans in our country have fared better economically than nonveterans, in line with a belief that our nation must meet their basic needs given their service and sacrifice, many are part of a group we know as ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). ALICE households don’t earn enough to afford housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, a smartphone plan, and taxes — the basics needed to live and work in the modern economy.
The reality is that nearly one-quarter (23%) of all veterans in Connecticut lived in a household with income below the ALICE Threshold of Financial Survival in 2019.
The latest ALICE in Focus Research Brief shows that there are veterans below the ALICE Threshold of all ages, races, ethnicities, and educational levels, in a variety of living arrangements and employment situations, across Connecticut and in every state.
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