United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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. It is administered by the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Seal of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Flag of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, D.C. Headquarters
|Formed||21 July 1930|
(Cabinet rank 15 March 1989 )
|Jurisdiction||United States federal government|
|Headquarters||Veteran Affairs Building|
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Motto||"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan."|
|Annual budget||$180 billion (FY2017)|