United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Seal of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.svg
Seal of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Flag of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.svg
Flag of the Department of Veterans Affairs
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Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Agency overview
Formed21 July 1930; 88 years ago (1930-07-21)
(Cabinet rank 15 March 1989 (1989-03-15))
Preceding agency
  • Veterans Administration
JurisdictionUnited States federal government
HeadquartersVeteran Affairs Building
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., U.S.
38°54′3.25″N 77°2′5.36″W / 38.9009028°N 77.0348222°W / 38.9009028; -77.0348222Coordinates: 38°54′3.25″N 77°2′5.36″W / 38.9009028°N 77.0348222°W / 38.9009028; -77.0348222
Motto"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan."
Employees377,805 (2016)
Annual budget$180 billion (FY2017)
Agency executives
Child agency
Websitewww.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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