US Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

4.2
838 Ratings

Employer Summary

Employer Benefits

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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  • Health Insurance(287 comments)

    It can be expensive depending on the plan you pick.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(171 comments)

    I receive over a month of paid time off as well as separate sick leave

  • Retirement Plan(102 comments)

    Invested after 5 years medical coverage

Jun 1, 2021
5.0
Current Medical Instrument Technician in Long Beach, CA, California

Has a pension plan, option of PPO or HMO,Life insurance and paid holidays

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May 22, 2021
5.0
Former Employee

Good, multiple different options you can choose from.

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May 22, 2021
4.0
Former Employee

Best - security, good amount of time off, planned raises. Worst-under staffing

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May 18, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

Pension annuity- still need to contribute but worthwhile

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May 17, 2021
5.0
Current AMSA in Fredericksburg, VA, Virginia

Health benefits are great and offers a wide range of options.

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May 15, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

Benefits package is outstanding; all available coverages (traditional, as well as kicker insurance options) offer more than ample benefits and coverage.

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May 13, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Great benefits, you get plenty of options to choose from.

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May 9, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Benefits are awesome and definitley worth it.

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May 5, 2021
5.0
Former Health Science Specialist in East Orange, NJ, New Jersey

Health care premiums are low, did not have a high deductible.

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May 5, 2021
4.0
Former Employee

holidays off and paid, good health insurance

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