Today's modern VA is a dynamic partnership. We divide our shared mission between three organizations.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) manages one of the largest healthcare systems in the world.
The Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA), supplies compensation and vocational assistance to disabled veterans.
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), honors veterans with a final resting place and lasting memorials that commemorate their service to our Nation.
Working as One VA, these organizations proudly provide responsive, timely, and compassionate service to those who served our Nation. The VA also partners with numerous organizations and vendors.
VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (VHA)
VHA physicians, nurses, and health care givers provide nearly 5 million veterans, and their families, per year with quality medical treatment. VHA personnel practice all medical specialties and provide medical and rehabilitative treatment of all kinds, from acute to long term care. We're especially proud of the VHA's preeminent role in educating physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. More than half of the physicians currently practicing in the United States received some part of their training in one of our care facilities.
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VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION (VBA)
The VBA also provides home loan guaranty, education, and insurance programs. The VBA maintains 57 regional offices in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.
Today more than 13,000 VBA employees are translating the promises of the GI Bill into tangible advantages for veterans. These committed professionals include specialists in education, home loans, vocational rehabilitation, insurance, information technology, and finance and budget management. Here at VA, your skills can really make a difference!
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NATIONAL CEMETERY ADMINISTRATION (NCA)
Veterans, their spouses, and dependent children are eligible for burial in VA's national cemeteries.
The National Cemetery Administration will provide a headstone or marker for veterans buried in any cemetery in the world.
NCA also presents Presidential Memorial Certificates bearing the President's signature to acknowledge and commemorate the memory of honorably-discharged, deceased veterans.
NCA is in the midst of the largest expansion in its history. By the year 2009, eleven new national cemeteries will join the current 120. Many existing cemeteries are being expanded. State veterans' cemeteries are being built and expanded with funding assistance from VA.
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