Do VA benefits go up every year?

Annually, the VA makes cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to VA disability benefits to ensure that the purchasing power of VA benefits is not eroded by inflation. Under federal law, the cost-of-living adjustments to VA’s compensation and pension rates are the same percentage as for Social Security benefits.

How many years do you have to work to qualify for VA benefits?

Veteran benefits and length of service

Benefit Minimum Service Requirement Period of Service
VA healthcare Any Any
Military health insurance 20 years Any
VA pension 90 days active duty Before Sept. 7, 1980
VA pension 2 years active duty On or after Sept. 7, 1980

Does the VA offer long term disability insurance?

DISABILITY RETIREMENT If you become disabled and have at least 18 months of service, you may be entitled to long-term disability benefits. VA will also work hard to accommodate any handicapping condition to promote your success as a productive member of our workforce.

What are the benefits of working for the VA?

When you work for the VA, you’ll be entitled to a lifetime’s worth of opportunities, benefits, and satisfactions. You’ll be doing a job that’s truly worthwhile. And you’ll have a myriad of choices and options you can’t find anywhere else. You see, VA takes care of its employees as well as we take care of our veterans.

What kind of benefits does the Commonwealth of Virginia offer?

The Commonwealth offers multiple benefits to state employees from health benefits to paid leave and flexible work schedules. Here is a list of benefits available to eligible state employees.

Do you have to be a veteran to get a VA pension?

VA pension benefits are available to some wartime Veterans and their survivors — see if you’re eligible to apply. See if you qualify for VA pension benefits as a Veteran. Find out how to prepare and apply for a VA Veterans Pension.

What kind of retirement plan does the VA have?

VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tier retirement plan composed of Social Security benefits, FERS basic benefits and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).