Established in 1989, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides federal benefits to US military veterans and their families. The agency is the second largest of the 15 cabinet departments and offers health-care, financial assistance, and burial benefits programs. More than 60 million people -- veterans, their family members, and survivors of veterans -- are eligible for the VA's benefits. Each year the VA's annual budget is around $125 billion, which typically includes about $40 billion going toward its medical programs and the rest for disability and pensions. Other benefits include education assistance, home loans, life insurance, and vocational rehabilitation.