South Carolina among top 10 best states for military retirees, study says

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South Carolina is among the top 10 best states for military retirees, according to a recent study by WalletHub. 

With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees to help troops plan their years after service. 

WalletHub compared 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key indicators of retirement-friendliness toward veterans.

The data set ranges from job opportunities for veterans - to housing affordability  - to quality of VA hospitals.

Best states for military retirees: 

1. Virginia

2. Florida 

3. Maine 

4. New Hampshire 

5. Massachusetts 

6. Alaska 

7. Minnesota 

8. South Dakota

9. Idaho 

10. South Carolina 

Worst states for military retirees: 

42. New Jersey 

43. Utah 

44. Indiana

45. Nevada 

46. New Mexico 

47. Mississippi 

48. New York 

49. Vermont 

50. Oregon 

51. District of Columbia 

To view the full report and your state or the District's rank, please click here