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VETDEBT: An analysis of U.S. student Veteran credit card use while enrolled in U.S. post-secondary education

Introduction: This explorative quantitative study examined the debt levels of U.S. student Veterans after completing a bachelor’s degree. Methods: This study measured the average credit card debt of Veterans while taking into consideration gender, race, age, and Veteran status. A…

Success in life after service: A perspective on conceptualizing the well-being of military Veterans

Well-being has emerged in Canada, the United States, and other nations as a key strategic objective in supporting military members and their families during and after transition to life after military service. However, lack of an explicit conceptualization of well-being…

Substance Use, Financial Stress, Employment Disruptions, and Anxiety among [US] Veterans during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in financial, employment, and mental health challenges. In general, American veterans report high rates of substance use, which may be influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those with pre-existing mental health problems, employment disruptions, or financial…

Financial Status and Well-being in Recently Separated Military Veterans

Veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life manage numerous changes simultaneously, in health, employment, social relationships, and finances. Financial problems may impact financial well-being as well as adjustment to civilian life in general; yet, research on Veterans’ financial challenges…
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Social and economic costs of gambling problems and related harm among UK military veterans

Military veterans are at heightened risk of problem gambling. Little is known about the costs of problem gambling and related harm among United Kingdom (UK) Armed Forces (AF) veterans. We investigated the social and economic costs of gambling among a…
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The Map of Need: identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s veteran community

During military service, many household costs for both married and single service personnel are subsidised, and transition can leave veterans unprepared for the financial demands of civilian life. Armed Forces organisations such as Sailor, Soldier, Air Force Association (SSAFA) play…

The Map of Need: identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s veteran community

Introduction During military service, many household costs for both married and single service personnel are subsidised, and transition can leave veterans unprepared for the financial demands of civilian life. Armed Forces organisations such as Sailor, Soldier, Air Force Association (SSAFA)…
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Spillover Effects of Financial Aid for Education: Does Post-9/11 GI Bill Reduce Veteran SNAP Participation?

Many veterans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We study the change in the veterans’ reliance on SNAP in response to the GI Bill, the veterans’ financial aid for higher education. Using the unanticipated increase in educational benefits…
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Armed Forces Charities’ Financial Support

As in the civilian population, financial wellbeing is an important aspect of the lives of those in the armed forces community. Financial stressors, which can occur both during and after service, have wide-reaching implications for many other parts of individuals’…

Living with mesothelioma: A qualitative study of the experiences of male military veterans in the UK

Purpose: The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Evidence in the United States suggests that mesothelioma may disproportionately affect military veterans. However, there has been no investigation of the experience of UK veterans living with mesothelioma.…