Financial Strain for Wounded Veterans: Two Thirds Can't Make Ends Meet, But Help Is Available

Inflation was found to be the top reported source of financial strain.

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Many Americans are currently facing financial strain due to uncertain economic conditions, and one vulnerable demographic that's especially feeling this strain is our nation’s wounded veterans. According to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)'s most recent Annual Warrior Survey, the largest and most comprehensive study of wounded post-9/11 veterans, 64% of wounded veterans reported not having enough money to make ends meet sometime in the past year. 

The Wounded Warrior Project is dedicated to serving individuals who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses or wound from military service, on or after September 11, 2001, at no cost to the warrior.  

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.