Labor Department Website Features Women Vets’ Issues

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 – Labor Department officials have launched a new website devoted to issues and challenges affecting women veterans. The site is a collaborative effort between the Labor Department, the Veterans’ Employment Training Service and the Women’s Bureau. The new website highlights potential challenges that may affect the economic security of women veterans, including:

Disability. Women veterans are more likely than their male peers to have a significant service related disability. Thirty-five percent of women veterans have a disability rating of 50 percent or higher as compared with 26 percent of male veterans.

Marital. Women veterans are nearly twice as likely to be divorced as male veterans — 18 percent vs. 10 percent.

Single Parenthood. Eleven percent of women veterans are raising children alone, compared to 4 percent of male veterans. While veterans overall have higher median earnings than nonveterans, women veterans still tend to earn nearly $6,000 less annually than their male veteran counterparts.

Edited from this DoD press release.

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  • Sandra Cooper - Female VET
    Posted July 16, 2013 1:02 pm 0Likes

    Your information page stated the facts about women veterans, but what is being done or can be done:
    “There is still a battle on the other side of the street.” “Trying to get disability and keeping it”. Situation for female Veteran:

    My fellow Veteran was at 40% and the system deem it necessary for not to have any more them two years ago they took back 20% percent without due process: ” Statement to the veteran was she should be better and she has a degrenerate back problem. Who makes these decision and the female veteran is on the other end and there is no agency, that includes VA that will do nothing for her. So When I see these DOD Press release about how the woman veteran is being considered now about a decade + of still fighting while in and now fighting while on the outside. Why are we made to feel we did something wrong because we are broken, and when you ask for help you are looked upon someome with no right to complain just because of your gender. How do you overecome and there is no one in your area in Millington, TN to assistance or help. Putting in more paper work just adds you to the bottom of the pile as if you never tried before. Who can help – Is there help, and does she matter??? Consideration

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