What about the employment rates by severity of disability?

  • 35.1% of veterans with a service-connected disability have a disability rating of 50% or higher (410,700).
  • Veterans with a service connected disability rating of 50% or higher have significantly lower rates of employment that those with ratings of 0 to 40%.
  • Only 25% of the 131,900 veterans with a service connected rating of 70% or higher are employed.