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Office of Budget


Annual Budget Submission

President’s Budget Request
Fiscal Year 2019

Cover of the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Submission VolumesThe President’s Budget was developed using the discretionary spending caps that were law at the time.  Now that Congress has reached a cap deal, the Administration has provided recommended addbacks to our 2019 Budget request to account for this cap deal, consistent with the President’s overall priorities.  However, these justification materials do not reflect our revised 2019 Budget request inclusive of these recommended addbacks.  We will update these materials shortly.  Until then, please refer to our 2019 Fast Facts or Press Release, or Rollout Slides to view our 2019 Budget request including the recommended addbacks to account for the new cap deal.

The 2019 Budget and 2020 Advance Appropriations (AA) requests for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fulfill the President’s promise to provide America’s Veterans, their families, and survivors the care and benefits they have earned through their service.

In the FY 2019 Budget, President Trump proposes a total of $198.6 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  This request, an increase of $12.1 billion over 2018, will ensure the Nation’s Veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits and services.  The 2020 AA request includes $79.1 billion in discretionary funding for Medical Care including collections; and $121.3 billion in mandatory funding for Veterans benefits programs (Compensation and Pensions, Readjustment Benefits, and Veterans Insurance and Indemnities accounts).

Current Fiscal Year Budget Submission

VA’s budget is detailed in four volumes:

Previous Fiscal Years (FY) Budget Submissions Archives

Annual Performance Plan and Report (APP&R)

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This report presents the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) accomplishments and challenges in providing health care and benefits to Veterans and their eligible dependents in accordance with VA’s mission as provided by President Lincoln:  “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.”  To accomplish this honored mission, we provide timely access to earned health care and benefits for millions of Veterans.  This report documents our performance across the full array of VA programs.

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