Veterans Receiving DSHS Services Following Discharge from Military Service

Jul 2016 |
Online Library

This report describes the characteristics and service needs of Veterans in Washington State who are recent or former Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) or Health Care Authority (HCA) clients. We found that just under half of the 4,286 Veterans discharged from military service to Washington State between January 2013 and June 2014 had DSHS or HCA service histories. Among Veterans with DSHS or HCA service histories, 18 percent enrolled in Medicaid or similar medical coverage and 19 percent received Basic Food assistance at some point in the 12 months after discharge from military service.