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US Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

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VA offers a robust package of Professional, Insurance, Financial and Retirement Benefits that is unmatched in the private sector. For travel positions, benefits may vary based on the length and type of appointment. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Health Benefits
An outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose are available to VA employees. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Competitive Salaries
VA is proud to offer salaries that are competitive with the private sector. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Work-Life Balance
We know that a well-rested medical staff has a direct impact on producing positive patient outcomes. As such, we’ve gone through great lengths to provide employees with a superior work/life balance. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Education Support
We understand that continuous learning is essential to medical professionals and encourage VA employees to pursue higher education by offering comprehensive education support programs. CLICK HERE to learn more.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance  (208 comments)

    “Zero preexisting conditions with multiple policies to choose from as well as tiers of coverage. Plus life insurance.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (126 comments)

    “13 days of Sick Leave and Annual Leave per year during years 1-3. After 3 year, 20 days of annual leave, and after 15 years, 26 days of annual leave...”

  • Retirement Plan  (73 comments)

    “Retirement plan includes part pension, and part thrift savings plan (TSP). Employer matches TSP contributions up to 5%. Investment options are...”

  • May 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Information Technology Specialist in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    Insurance and vacation policy is the best.

  • May 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Great Retirement Benefits including matching contribution

  • May 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    Earn both sick and annual paid leave.

  • May 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former General Engineer in West Roxbury, Massachusetts

    It's a government job, so the perks are great.

  • May 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Nashville, Tennessee

    Benefits are second to none. Employer pays large portion of health benefits. Health insurance packages are great. TSP matches up to 5%. 20 days of annual leave after 3 years.

  • May 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    Good place to work. No error

  • Apr 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current MSA in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Bonus depends on friendship and relationship with supervisor and not on actual performance

  • Apr 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Lots of federal holidays!

  • Apr 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Registered Nurse in Kansas City, Missouri

    Thrift Savings Plan, insurance options, good paid time off, and more.

  • Apr 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Wichita, Kansas

    Multiple choices of health plans to choose from, generous vacation+sick leave+holidays, pension AND 401k matching, many opportunities for education

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