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On March 15, VA became the 14th Department in the President's Cabinet.
Legislation to elevate VA to Cabinet status was signed by President Reagan.
The National Cemetery System (except for Arlington National Cemetery) was transferred by the Army to VA.
The Department of Veterans Benefits was established, succeeded in 1989 by the Veterans Benefits Administration.
The Department of Medicine & Surgery was established, succeeded in 1989 by the Veterans Health Services and Research Administration, renamed the Veterans Health Administration in 1991.
On June 22, President Roosevelt signed the “Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944” (Public Law 346, passed unanimously by the 78th Congress), offering home loan and education benefits to Veterans.
The Board of Veterans Appeals was established.
The Veterans Administration was created by Executive Order 5398, signed by President Herbert Hoover on July 21, 1930. At that time, there were 54 hospitals, 4.7 million living Veterans, and 31,600 employees.