FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 05, 2011


Over $1 Billion in VA Compensation and Pension Provided to Missouri's Veterans in 2010


According to FY 2010 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, over $1 billion in compensation and pension payments were awarded to Veterans, surviving spouses, and dependents in Missouri by the VA, an increase of $115 million from the previous year.
Compensation and pension funds are: Veterans' compensation for service-connected disability; dependency and indemnity compensation for service-connected death; Veterans' pension for non service-connected disabilities; and burial and other benefits to Veterans and their survivors.
"These payments are just a small part of what is owed for those who have sacrificed so much for our country," said Larry D. Kay, Executive Director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, "Not only do these funds help improve the quality of life of the Veteran or family member, they help support the local economy as well.”
Total expenditure reports for the fiscal year which ended September 30, 2010 showed the VA spent over $2.28 billion in Missouri, including $121 million on Veterans education and employment, and $977 million on medical care while treating 130,997 Veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics throughout the state.
If you are a Veteran, or the spouse or dependent of a Veteran and would like to know which benefits you may be eligible for, please contact the Missouri Veterans Commission at 1-866-VET-INFO or or online at www.mvc.dps.mo.gov.
Compensation and Pension amounts by county (rounded to the nearest thousand):
Adair - $3,159,000 Andrew - $2,369,000 Atchison - $949,000 Audrain - $4,964,000 Barry - $7,268,000 Barton - $1,871,000 Bates - $3,004,000 Benton - $8,013,000 Bollinger - $3,269,000 Boone - $21,848,000 Buchanan - $13,256,000 Butler - $16,244,000 Caldwell - $1,711,000 Callaway - $9,532,000 Camden - $10,200,000 Cape Girardeau - $13,216,000 Carroll - $1,967,000 Carter - $1,921,000 Cass - $16,704,000 Cedar - $4,042,000 Chariton - $1,539,000 Christian - $14,077,000 Clark - $1,410,000 Clay - $29,372,000 Clinton - $3,907,000 Cole - $11,272,000 Cooper - $3,353,000 Crawford- $5,143,000 Dade - $2,016,000 Dallas - $4,681,000 Daviess - $1,673,000 De Kalb - $1,684,000 Dent - $4,954,000 Douglas - $3,111,000 Dunklin - $7,161,000 Franklin - $13,043,000 Gasconade - $3,006,000 Gentry - $1,117,000 Greene - $43,731,000 Grundy - $1,689,000 Harrison - $1,419,000 Henry - $6,118,000 Hickory - $3,097,000 Holt - $724,000 Howard - $2,146,000 Howell - $10,961,000 Iron - $3,241,000 Jackson - $97,175,000 Jasper - $18,957,000 Jefferson - $28,469,000 Johnson - $14,344,000 Knox - $625,000 Laclede - $11,439,000 Lafayette - $6,102,000 Lawrence - $8,658,000 Lewis - $1,222,000 Lincoln - $5,974,000 Linn - $2,426,000 Livingston - $2,633,000 McDonald - $3,167,000 Macon - $3,190,000 Madison - $3,632,000 Maries - $3,320,000 Marion - $4,347,000 Mercer - $784,000 Miller - $5,092,000 Mississippi - $1,928,000 Moniteau - $2,113,000 Monroe - $2,023,000 Montgomery - $1,685,000 Morgan - $6,243,000 New Madrid - $2,788,000 Newton - $10,710,000 Nodaway - $2,692,000 Oregon - $3,569,000 Osage - $1,982,000 Ozark - $2,792,000 Pemiscot - $3,572,000 Perry - $2,996,000 Pettis - $9,600,000 Phelps - $14,531,000 Pike - $2,681,000 Platte - $13,613,000 Polk - $5,674,000 Pulaski - $38,682,000 Putnam - $849,000 Ralls - $2,076,000 Randolph - $4,585,000 Ray - $3,835,000 Reynolds - $2,534,000 Ripley - $5,245,000 St. Charles - $38,311,000 St. Clair - $3,166,000 Ste. Genevieve - $3,926,000 St. Francois - $12,527,000 St. Louis - $117,895,000 Saline - $3,653,000 Schuyler - $539,000 Scotland - $653,000 Scott - $9,076,000 Shannon - $2,324,000 Shelby - $1,080,000 Stoddard - $8,737,000 Stone - $8,291,000 Sullivan - $1,256,000 Taney - $10,979,000 Texas - $10,867,000 Vernon - $3,698,000 Warren - $4,545,000 Washington - $4,408,000 Wayne - $4,440,000 Webster - $6,968,000 Worth - $402,000 Wright - $5,825,000 St. Louis City - $40,589,000
  

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