The Veterans Health Administration : America 's Veterans

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On July 21, 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed Executive Order 5398. This order created the Veterans Administration by elevating the Veterans Bureau to federal administrative status. There are three categories within the Veterans Administration; those being, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Each of these divisions help Veterans in various aspects of their lives. ("About VA") The Veterans Health Administration helps veterans with different medical needs. Thier mission statement is to, “Honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that improves their health and well-being.” The Veterans Health Administration serves over eight million veterans…show more content…
The Office of Field Operations keep records and process appeals. There are four offices in Philadelphia, PA; Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; and Phoenix, AZ. The VBA-DoD Program Office links DoD, Veterans Benefit Administration, and partner agencies. They make sure that Veterans and Servicemembers transition and receive full benefits. ("Veterans Benefits Administration") The Office of Disability Assistance helps Veterans, Servicemen, and their families with various services; such as, compensation services, pension and fiduciary services, insurance services, and benefits assistance services. Compensation services are designed to help deliver disability compensation. Disability Compensation is, “a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.” Pension and fiduciary provides services for wartime Veterans, survivors, and their families that face financial troubles. The pension and fiduciary services provide “supplemental income through Veterans Pension, Death Pension, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation.” Benefits assistance services help ensure the quality and training of Veterans Benefit Administration employees who work with Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families. The Insurance Service is a program that gives “financial security and peace of mind for Service Members, Veterans, and their families” through life
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