This research explores the relationships between social demographics, Service characteristics and mental health with unemployment and disability benefit usage by ex-Service personnel in the UK.
This project involved linking welfare benefits data from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) with data on veterans held by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) cohort. The KCMHR data contained socio-demographic (e.g. age, gender etc.), service demographic (e.g. rank, combat exposure etc.) as well as information about veterans’ mental health status (i.e. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Common Mental Disorders (CMD) and alcohol misuse). We aimed to identify links between veterans’ use of benefitsi and the factors behind such usage.
Burdett, H., MacManus, D., Fear, N., Rona, R. and Greenberg, N., 2018. Veterans and benefits: Relationships between social demographics, Service characteristics and mental health with unemployment and disability benefit usage by GB ex-Service personnel. London: King's College. Available at: <https://s31949.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/veterans-and-benefits.pdf>.