The second-largest federal agency, VA provides health care, career, education, financial and other services to Veterans and their families. VA is made up of three administrations: Veterans Benefits Administration
- The mission of the Veterans Benefits Administration is to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation. Veterans Health Administration
- The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million Veterans each year.National Cemetery Administration
- NCA honors Veterans and their families with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our Nation. NCA's purpose includes the following:
- To provide burial space for Veterans and their eligible family members.
- To maintain national cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory of those interred or memorialized there.
- To mark Veterans' graves with a Government-furnished headstone, marker or medallion and to provide Presidential Memorial Certificates in recognition of their service to a grateful nation.
- To administer grants for establishing or expanding state and tribal government veterans cemeteries.
The VA for Vets
program is aligned under the Office of Human Resources and Administration (HR&A). This office supports VA's three administrations with human resources and benefits management, diversity and inclusion, and recruiting, hiring and training VA's workforce.
Did you know?
- VA employs more than 100,000 Veterans, accounting for over a third of our employees
- Nearly 7,000 VA employees also serve in the National Guard and Reserve
- More than 37 percent of new hires are Veterans
- VA is a leader in hiring disabled Veterans, who account for nearly 10 percent of our workforce