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The Department of Veterans Affairs Budget will:
• Increase funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs by $25 billion above baseline over the next five years.
• Dramatically increase funding for veterans health care.
• Expand eligibility for veterans’ health care to over 500,000 veterans who were previously denied care by 2013.
• Enhance outreach and services related to mental health care and cognitive injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, with a focus on access for veterans in rural areas.
• Invest in better technology to deliver services and benefits to veterans with the quality and efficiency they deserve.
• Provide greater benefits to veterans who are medically retired from service.
• Combat homelessness by safeguarding vulnerable veterans.
• Facilitate timely implementation of the comprehensive education benefits that veterans earn through their dedicated military service.

(Source: White House)

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