Welcome to VAcareers, the official career blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This page provides a forum for Veterans, active duty military, their families, and the general public to both learn about the Department and its initiatives and to contribute feedback.
If you would like to learn more about VA or if you have specific questions about an organization or program within the Department, please visit www.va.gov, the official source of information about VA.
VAcareers aims to create an open discussion related to the content on this page and encourages helpful and useful comments. We will post and attempt to comment on legitimate questions and concerns regarding the protection, use, storage, or dissemination of personally-identifiable information (PII) or individually identifiable health information (IIHI).
Please note that this is a moderated page, meaning that all comments will be reviewed for appropriate content. Please show respect to those who will read your comments. Comments that do not directly relate to the topic at hand, including abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, or similar content will be considered “off topic” and may be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments are acceptable for this page. We will however, post and attempt to comment on legitimate questions and concerns regarding VA’s mission and the Department’s efforts to provide Veteran benefits, health care, and burial and memorial services.
Be aware that the comments published on all parts of this page—even when the commenter identifies himself or herself as a VA employee—are not to be considered official communications from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The responses, by nature, have to be general. The programs discussed are complicated and most rules will have exceptions and caveats. If you have a specific question about your specific situation, please visit our secure question and answer site at iris.va.gov.
This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy. If you have specific questions regarding a VA program that involves details you do not wish to share publicly please contact the program point of contact listed at iris.va.gov.