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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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  • Jan 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fargo, North Dakota

    Good health insurance, earn paid sick and annual leave, good retirement plans. Everything from reimbursement for taking public transportation to discounts at many companies as a federal employee. Learn about different benefits available because there are so many for different situations.

  • Jan 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current MSA in Bay Pines, Florida

    The worst thing is to find out that there is a vast difference in bonus pay between the professional staff and the Front line staff; especially the way that it is awarded.

  • Dec 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Los Angeles, California

    Well rounded and generous package

  • Dec 09, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Best thing is the paid time off. After 3 years (either in the military or working for the federal government as a civilian), you get 160 hours paid vacation, 104 hours paid sick leave, plus 10 paid holidays.

  • Dec 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Physical Therapist Assistant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Best: The retirement package is great. Worst: No fertility assistance program.

  • Dec 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Support Assistant in Richmond, Virginia

    Great medical insurance, retirement plan, yearly raises, bonus depending on performance, employee assistance for personal attorney expenses and for other personal needs such as childcare

  • Nov 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Admin in Chicago, Illinois

    Benefits are great and I encourage people to apply. You can build a wonderful career and retire comfortably. Go for it!

  • Nov 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Account Management in Las Vegas, Nevada

    VA has a great benefits package.

  • Nov 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Baltimore, Maryland

    Best: Many options for different health insurance plans. Worst: Plans are more expensive than I thought they would be for a health care system.

  • Nov 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Medical Support Assistant in Lyons, New Jersey

    TSP, health and dental, life insurance, earned annual leave and sick leave, overtime eligible.

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