Best and worst states for military retirees

Personal-finance website WalletHub puts Pennsylvania in the middle, New York and New Jersey near the bottom


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With May being Military Appreciation Month, and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best and Worst States for Military Retirees.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans. The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans to housing affordability to quality of VA hospitals.

Pennsylvania landed just above the middle, at 23. The state ranked near the top as the fourth best state in health care, but near the bottom, at 45, for its economic environment. Its quality of life ranking came in at 35.

New York had an overall ranking of 48, even with health care near the top, as the fifth-best state for military retirees. The state was 47th in quality of life dead last in economic environment.

New Jersey is slightly better, with an overall ranking of 42. But it's not exceptionally good in any category, with its economic environment ranked at 35, quality of life at 20, and health care at 46.

The best and worst states are provided below:

Best states for military retirees:

1 Virginia

2 Florida

3 Maine

4 New Hampshire

5 Massachusetts

6 Alaska

7 Minnesota

8 South Dakota

9 Idaho

10 South Carolina

Worst states for military retirees:

42 New Jersey

43 Utah

44 Indiana

45 Nevada

46 New Mexico

47 Mississippi

48 New York

49 Vermont

50 Oregon

51 District of Columbia

To view the full report, visit wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-military-retirees/3915.



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