United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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United States
Department of Veterans Affairs
US-DeptOfVeteransAffairs-Seal.svg
Seal of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Department overview
Formed October 25, 1988
Employees 235,000+ (2006)
Annual budget $73.2 billion (2006)
Agency executive Eric Shinseki, Secretary
Website
www.va.govwww.vacareers.va.gov

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is responsible for administering programs of veterans’ benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. The benefits provided include disability compensation, pension, education, home loans, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation, survivors’ benefits, medical benefits and burial benefits.[1] It is administered by the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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