Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Definition - What does Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mean?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government agency legally tasked with supplying benefits to people who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. They provide medical benefits from their offices, loans for housing, and grants for education. Many VA departments also have hospitals in or connected to them where veterans are sent for surgery and medical intervention.

Justipedia explains Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Any member of the U.S. Armed Forces, no matter if it is the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, is entitled to insurance and other benefits, including military pensions, once they are discharged from the service. If a person is dishonorably discharged, they will not be legally entitled to any benefits from the VA.

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