In his FY 2017 budget, President Obama is proposing $182.3 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The FY 2017 budget includes $78.7 billion in discretionary funding, largely for health care and $103.6 billion for mandatory benefit programs such as disability compensation and pensions. The $78.7 billion for discretionary spending is $3.6 billion (4.9 percent) above the 2016 enacted level. The President's Budget also provides for continued implementation of the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) Transformation Plan to systematically improve the quality and efficiency of claims processing. The Budget also requests $1.6 billion for programs to prevent or reduce Veteran homelessness. For more information, visit the VA website.
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