Protecting Your Income
As a VA employee, you are part of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Under FERS, you are eligible for monthly retirement benefits after just 10 years of Federal service. This retirement system is portable. If you leave Federal employment, the Social Security component carries over to your new employment.
If you become disabled and have at least 18 months of service, you may be entitled to long-term disability benefits.
Build up your retirement nest egg through the Thrift Savings Plan. It's the Government version of the private sector's 401K Plan.
The Government-wide Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program offers a variety of affordable coverage and benefits amounts.
VA pays 1/3 of the cost of your basic life insurance premium.
Our long-term care insurance plan enables you to plan ahead for health care coverage you could need years from now.
Two tax-lowering flexible spending accounts are available to Federal employees:
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - 810 Vermont Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20420
Reviewed/Updated Date: November 9, 2009