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Study: Nevada one of worst states for military retirees

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Posted at 10:41 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 13:41:45-04

Las Vegas is home to many active military members and veterans but one study found that Nevada isn't the best place for military retirees.

According to WalletHub, Nevada ranked No. 48 overall. WalletHub released its report during Military Appreciation Month.  

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Despite the VA hospital near Nellis Air Force Base and another hospital in Reno, WalletHub states that Nevada ranks No. 48 for the number of VA health facilities per number of veterans. 

Nevada also ranked high for the percentage of homeless veterans at 47th, 44th for number of VA benefits administration facilities per number of veterans and 43rd for veteran job opportunities.

Nevada fared somewhat better when it came to housing affordability at 34th and much better in regards to percentage of veteran-owned businesses at 20th. 

WalletHub found that Florida was the best state for military retirees while the District of Columbia was at the bottom of the list.