US Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

4.2
1030 Ratings

Our 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.

Which benefits does US Department of Veterans Affairs provide?

Current and former employees report that US Department of Veterans Affairs provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Health Insurance
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Financial & Retirement

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Family & Parenting

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Vacation & Time Off

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Perks & Discounts

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Professional Support

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Employee Benefit Reviews

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Jun 24, 2022
5.0
Former Employee

Paid time off and sick leave separate banks

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Jun 22, 2022
4.0
Former Claims Representative in Cleveland, OH, Ohio

They have a disability retirement program

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Jun 19, 2022
5.0
Former Rating Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) in Winston-Salem, NC, North Carolina

Extremely good insurance options, a fair amount of leave, all but 1 major holiday off, very good benefits overall.

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Jun 18, 2022
5.0
Current Facility Revenue Manager in Fargo, ND, North Dakota

You get a retirement plan PLUS a 401k!

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Can someone provide suggestions on how to crack a Fed job in Canada in CS ( Computer Science) domain. I was interviewed for CS-02 level for Veterans Affairs Canada and even cleared all the interview rounds. But then they say you have been added to a pool. If there is a position available they will reach out. Then why would they post a job if the position is not available, just wasting everyone's time, considering how ridiculous the application process is for fed jobs.

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Jun 18, 2022
4.0
Current Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Richmond, VA, Virginia

The hospital in Richmond are not for new graduate hire in the nursing field. I feel that the state benefits are better. The annual accrual is slightly better than the state. The state retirement is better only with VRS.

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Jun 16, 2022
5.0
Current Registered Nurse in Atlanta, GA, Georgia

Great benefits. The best in the country

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Jun 15, 2022
5.0
Current Employee

401k, good health Benefits to choose from and a variety.

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Jun 14, 2022
5.0
Current Registered Nurse in Columbia, SC, South Carolina

They have the best benefits

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Jun 12, 2022
5.0
Current Registered Nurse in Temple, TX, Texas

They offer 1% automatic in tsp in plans and match 4%- so if you allocate 5% to your tsp- the va will match 5%. Then you have fers retirement, depending on how many years (min 5 years), takes your 3 highest salaries (consecutively) times how manny years divide by 1% or 1.1%

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Jun 22, 2022
3.0
Former Employee

So many things have changed and the cost of health insurance just keeps going up.

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