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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
Formed 21 July 1930; 90 years ago (1930-07-21)
(Cabinet rank 15 March 1989 (1989-03-15))
Preceding agency Veterans Administration
Jurisdiction United States federal government
Headquarters Veteran Affairs Building
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Employees 377,805 (2016)
Annual budget $180 billion (FY2017)
Agency executives Robert Wilkie, Secretary
James Byrne, Acting Deputy Secretary
Child agency Several
Website
www.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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