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Health Topics

Browse through the Index and you’ll find links to helpful information about Seeing Eye Dogs, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, and dozens more health topics.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill®

If you are an eligible student Veteran, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. In some cases, you may transfer unused GI Bill benefits to your dependents.

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Dignified Burial Act

VA is working to establish the procedures to reimburse for privately purchased caskets or urns for the burial of deceased, eligible Veterans.

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Explore VA Benefits

You served your nation with honor. Now, let VA serve you.

VA offers benefits that can improve the lives of Veterans and their families. Some benefits may also be available to active-duty Servicemembers.

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Mission Statement

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.


To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

Core Values

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA's mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.


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