Federal Compensation and Benefits for Utah Veterans - Steven M. Allred
Last Updated: September 23, 2014

One of the missions of the Utah Department of Veterans' and Military Affairs is to connect veterans with services made available by federal, state, and other stakeholder organizations.  In recent years, the department has emphasized outreach efforts to veterans to make them aware of their benefits.

Reports from the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) show that federal spending per Utah veteran has been steadily increasing.  In federal fiscal year 2010, Utah had an estimated 153,623 veterans who received a total of $262,497,000 in compensation and benefits, or $1,709 per veteran.  By federal fiscal year 2013, Utah had slightly fewer veterans at 150,771, who received $350,923,000 in compensation and benefits, or $2,328 per veteran--an increase of 36% over the four-year period.

The following table shows federal fiscal year 2013 information for Utah veterans by county.  When all expenditures are counted, including compensation and benefits, medical care, education, vocational rehabilitation, and others, total spending by the VA in Utah was $887,516,000.