Growth in veterans' disability program

The number of veterans on the disability rolls held steady until the late 1990s. The recent wars and expanded eligibility for Vietnam veterans have dramatically raised the enrollment and the costs.

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* All dollar figures adjusted for inflation, based on 2013 dollars. Fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graphics reporting by Alan Zarembo. Thomas Suh Lauder / @latimesgraphics

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