Episode 37: Most Common Disabilities in Women Veterans
Women comprise approximately 14.5 percent of the active duty military force and almost 18 percent of National Guard and Reserves. As the number of women in the military increases, so does the number of women Veterans. Women make up the fastest growing population of veterans in the United States, totaling approximately 2 million (i.e., 10 percent of the veteran population) as of 2017. As of 2018, there were approximately half a million disabled women veterans in the United States. Women Veterans often face distinct challenges compared to their male peers during and after service, learn more on this week’s episode of The Veterans Legal Lowdown.
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