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NC ranks 41st for veterans to retire: WalletHub

The late Rod Whisnant was a US Marine

May 19. As military personnel retire in 2020, they will find themselves in the midst of a war against the coronavirus. COVID-19 has killed more Americans than the Vietnam War.

There are restrictions on going out as well as factories being told to make essential supplies—just like World War II.

When choosing a state in which to retire, veterans should consider state tax policies on military benefits, not to mention job markets and other socioeconomic factors.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their ability to provide a comfortable military retirement.

Their analysis used a data set of 29 key metrics, ranging from veterans per capita to number of VA health facilities to job opportunities for veterans.

The Top 5 states for veterans, according to WalletHub, are Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland and New Hampshire. The Worst 5 states were New York, Vermont, Oregon, Hawaii and Mississippi. The District of Columbia came in 51st, worse than any state.

North Carolina was No. 41, with lower scores in “economic environment” and “health care.” North Carolina scored better than average in “quality of life.” The full methodology

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Best States for Military Retirees Worst States for Military Retirees
1. Virginia 42. Nebraska
2. Florida 43. Iowa
3. South Carolina 44. Ohio
4. Maryland 45. Indiana
5. New Hampshire 46. Mississippi
6. Alabama 47. Hawaii
7. Maine 48. Oregon
8. Minnesota 49. Vermont
9. Alaska 50. New York
10. Idaho 51. District of Columbia

Source: WalletHub