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Veterans Affairs releases report for 2013

| May 22, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures (GDX) Report for 2013.

The report details VA expenditures at the state, county and Congressional District level.

The report includes categories such as: Compensation and pension, construction, insurance and  medical care. Veteran population estimates and the number of unique patients who used VA health care services are also available.

In Coshocton County, the VA reports a total expenditure of $12,730,000. Included in that amount is $6,913,000 in compensation and pension payments which is an increase of 22.57 percent over 2012 and ranks as the 14th highest increase among all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Other expenditures include: $525,000 in education, vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits; $122,000 in insurance and indemnities; and $5,171,000 in medical care.

The VA estimates that Coshocton County has a veteran population of 3,029.

Veterans wishing to learn more about what benefits may be available to them are encouraged to contact the Veterans Service Office at 622-2313 or stop by the office located in the basement of the courthouse at 318 Main St.

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