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Department of Veterans Affairs

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Agency overview


To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Current priorities

  • Operate the nation’s largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities
  • Administer benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors
  • Improve mental health care services for our Nation’s Veterans


VA is comprised of three administrations, twelve staff organizations, and seven staff offices. A sample of VA’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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