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US Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

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VA strives to offer our employees a better quality of life, both on the job and off, in return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care. We do so through competitive salaries, a robust federal benefits package that begins on your first day of employment, flexible schedules, and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation.

A VA career comes with many rewarding benefits.

  • Start your career with a competitive salary and generous benefits package that includes comprehensive health insurance and retirement plans.
  • Advance your career with mentoring programs, workforce and leadership development programs, tuition assistance, scholarships and education loan repayment programs.
  • Create work-life balance with telework opportunities, flexible work schedules and plenty of time off — which could include as much as 36 to 49 days of paid time off per year.
  • Save for retirement with a 401(k)-type plan with matching contributions of up to 5%, in addition to a pension and Social Security.

Throughout your career, stay motivated and inspired by VA’s mission of serving those who have served and improving the lives of our nation’s heroes.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Jul 07, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Training Specialist in Castle Point, New York State

    The insurance is unbeatable. The training offered by the VA is also unbeatable.

  • Jul 01, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Disabled Veteran in Georgetown, South Carolina

    Great benefits package for 10% - 100% totally and permanently disabled veterans!

  • Jul 11, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Bedford, Massachusetts

    Federal benefits are good, but not as great as i expected!

  • Jun 24, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Intern in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Many healthcare options. Good retirement.

  • Jun 19, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Francisco, California

    good overall coverage and benefits

  • Jun 12, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Staff Physician in Altoona, Pennsylvania

    Comprehensive benefits, with employer matching for retirement plan.

  • Jun 05, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Great Benefits working for the VA, 5% match for TSP, Pension and several health insurance plans to pick from. Work hard for the benefits but worth it.

  • Jun 08, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current veteran in Winter Park, Florida

    this is for those who are veterans that are using their benefits. There are some many opportunities the VA has to offer, but you have to reach out and get them. they are not just going to hand you free money.

  • Jun 03, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Houston, Texas

    The benefits package at US Department of Veterans Affairs the best I have ever had. I have nothing bad to say about the benefits. The health insurance and 401k were the best.

  • Jun 02, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Loma Linda, California

    Time off, health insurance and pension plan

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