Florida is the best state in the nation for retired military veterans according to an extensive survey done by online personal finance website WalletHub.
The survey looked at three main categories—economic environment, quality of life, and health care. The top aggregate ranking is good news for a state that has the third largest veteran population.
Florida ranks number 5 for job opportunities for retired veterans, 5 for the number of VA health facilities per number of veterans, and 6 for the number of VA benefits administration facilities per number of veterans.
Florida is also tax-friendly to veterans by not taxing military pensions or survivor benefits.
Following Florida in aggregate rankings of best states for retired military people: Montana, New Hampshire, Wyoming, and South Carolina. The District of Columbia ranked last.