United States Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Medical Center in [[Manhattan The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country; several non-healthcare benefits including disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, and life insurance; and provides burial and memorial benefits to eligible veterans and family members at 135 national cemeteries.

While veterans benefits have been provided since the American Revolutionary War, an exclusively veteran-focused federal agency, the Veterans Administration, was not established until 1930, and became the cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989. In 1982, its mission was extended to providing care for non-veteran military members and civilians in case of disasters and emergencies.

The VA employs 377,805 people at hundreds of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, clinics, benefits offices, and cemeteries. In Fiscal Year 2016 (1 Oct 2015 – 30 September 2016), net program costs for the department were $273 billion, which includes ''VBA Actuarial Cost'' of $106.5 billion for compensation benefits. The long-term ''actuarial accrued liability'' (total estimated future payments for veterans and their family members) is $2.491 trillion for compensation benefits; $59.6 billion for education benefits; and $4.6 billion for burial benefits.

The agency is led by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, who, being a cabinet member, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

In May 2014, it was revealed that veterans experienced extended delays in getting care at the Veterans Health Administration. An investigation found that VA personnel falsified scheduling data, making it seem as if they had met scheduling targets.

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