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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
The 2006 budget provides $30,852 million in discretionary
funding for veterans health, benefits, and other services, including $33,440 million in gross discretionary budget authority and $2,588 million in anticipated medical collections. For
medical care, VA is submitting its 2006 budget request using
the three-appropriation account structure enacted in P.L.
108–447, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, with a
few modifications. The medical care research support funding
will be realigned from each of the three medical care appropriations to the Medical and Prosthetic Research appropriation. The benefit programs are separated into seven business
lines—disability compensation, pension, education, housing,
vocational rehabilitation and employment, insurance, and burial. The Construction, Major, Construction, Minor, and Grants
for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries, the Grants
for Construction of State Extended Care appropriations will
be realigned under the corresponding appropriations. This
modified budget account structure will better position VA to
more readily determine the full cost of each of our programs.
This will allow the Department to more effectively evaluate
the program results we achieve with the total resources associated with each program.

Provided further, That the implementation of the program described
in the previous proviso shall incur no additional cost to the Department of Veterans Affairs¿ 2007: Provided further, That øfor¿ the
DOD VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund, as authorized by section 721 of Public Law 107–314, øa minimum of¿ shall transfer not
less than $15,000,000, to remain available until expended, for øany
purpose¿ the purposes authorized by 38 U.S.C. 8111. In addition,
such sums as may be deposited to the Medical Care Collections Fund
pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 1729A (except any sums in Enrollment Fee,
and the Pharmaceutical Copayments, Increase from PL 7/8 subaccounts of such Fund) may be transferred to ‘‘Medical services’’, to
remain available until expended for the purposes of this account.
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øFor an additional amount for ‘‘Medical services’’ for expenses related to recent natural disasters in the Southeast, $38,283,000, to
remain available until September 30, 2005: Provided, That the
amounts provided herein are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of S. Con. Res. 95 (108th Congress),
as made applicable to the House of Representatives by H. Res. 649
(108th Congress) and applicable to the Senate by section 14007 of
Public Law 108–287.¿ (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for
Hurricane Disasters Assistance Act, 2005.)
Unavailable Receipts (in millions of dollars)

f
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0160–0–1–703

MEDICAL PROGRAMS

01.99

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
MEDICAL SERVICES
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

For necessary expenses for furnishing, as authorized by law, inpatient and outpatient care and treatment to beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans described in paragraphs
(1) through (8) of section 1705(a) of title 38, United States Code,
including care and treatment in facilities not under the jurisdiction
of the ødepartment¿ Department, and including medical supplies and
equipment and salaries and expenses of health-care employees hired
under title 38, United States Code, and aid to State homes as authorized by section 1741 of title 38, United States Code;
ø$19,472,777,000¿ $19,789,141,000, plus reimbursements: Provided,
That of the funds made available under this heading, not to exceed
$1,100,000,000 shall be available until September 30, ø2006: Provided
further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall establish a priority for treatment
for veterans who are service-connected disabled, lower income, or
have special needs: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other
provision of law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall give priority
funding for the provision of basic medical benefits to veterans in
enrollment priority groups 1 through 6: Provided further, That of
the funds made available under this heading, the Secretary may
transfer up to $400,000,000, to remain available until expended, to
‘‘Construction, major projects’’ for purposes of implementing CARES
subject to a determination by the Secretary that such funds will
improve access and quality of veteran’s health care needs: Provided
further, That, during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005,
the Secretary may transfer not more than $125,000,000 of the unobligated balances in this account and amounts made available under
this heading to ‘‘General operating expenses’’ for costs associated
with processing claims where the basis of the entitlement is claimed
disability incurred as a result of a veteran’s service, subject to a
determination by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that such additional funds are necessary: Provided further, That, notwithstanding
any other provision of law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may
authorize the dispensing of prescription drugs from Veterans Health
Administration facilities to enrolled veterans with privately written
prescriptions based on requirements established by the Secretary:

Balance, start of year ....................................................
Receipts:
02.20 First party collections, MCCF .........................................
02.21 Third party collections, MCCF ........................................
02.23 Enhanced-use lease proceeds, veterans health services improvemen .......................................................
02.25 Compensated work therapy, MCCF ................................
02.26 MCCF, Long-term care copayments ...............................
02.27 Parking fees, MCCF .......................................................
02.28 Pharmaceutical copayments, MCCF ..............................
02.29 Enrollment fee, MCCF—Legislative proposal, subject
to PAYGO ...................................................................
02.30 Pharmaceutical copayments, increase from PL 7/8—
Legislative proposal subject to PAYGO .....................
02.40 Payments from compensation and pension, MCCF .......
02.99

Total receipts and collections ...................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

115

153

137

114
960

131
1,018

166
1,175

...................
...................
...................
...................
623

29
41
7
4
722

1
44
1
4
773

................... ...................

248

................... ...................
...................
1

176
1

1,953

2,589

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
1,812
2,106
Appropriations:
05.00 Medical care ..................................................................
¥1,659
¥1,969
05.01 Enrollment fee, MCCF—Legislative proposal, not subject to PAYGO ............................................................ ................... ...................
05.02 Pharmaceutical copayments, increase from PL 7/8—
Legislative proposal not subject to PAYGO .............. ................... ...................

1,697

2,726

04.00

¥2,164
¥248
¥176

05.99

Total appropriations ..................................................

¥1,659

¥1,969

¥2,588

07.99

Balance, end of year .....................................................

153

137

138

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0160–0–1–703

2005 est.

2006 est.

00.01
00.02
00.03
00.04
00.05
00.06
00.07
00.08
00.09

Obligations by program activity:
Acute hospital care ........................................................
Rehabilitative care .........................................................
Psychiatric care .............................................................
Nursing home care ........................................................
Subacute care ................................................................
Residential care .............................................................
Outpatient care ..............................................................
Miscellaneous benefits and services .............................
CHAMPVA ........................................................................

4,791
297
722
1,776
133
160
11,229
510
437

5,323
301
765
1,761
117
188
11,878
539
515

5,155
303
1,000
1,414
96
208
12,418
564
627

00.91
01.01
01.02

Total operating expenses ..........................................
Acute hospital care ........................................................
Rehabilitative care .........................................................

20,055
127
15

21,387
111
14

21,785
129
15

893
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Federal Funds—Continued

894

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
Against gross budget authority only:
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................
Portion of offsetting collections (cash) credited to
expired accounts ...................................................

General and special funds—Continued
88.95

MEDICAL SERVICES—Continued

88.96

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)—Continued

¥14 ................... ...................
14 ................... ...................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0160–0–1–703

2005 est.

2006 est.

01.03
01.04
01.05
01.06
01.07
01.08

Psychiatric care .............................................................
Nursing home care ........................................................
Subacute care ................................................................
Residential care .............................................................
Outpatient care ..............................................................
Miscellaneous benefits and services .............................

45
56
10
15
212
25

41
50
9
14
190
23

46
46
15
10
227
26

01.91

Total capital investment ...........................................

505

452

514

02.93
09.01

Total direct program .................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

20,560
282

21,839
172

22,299
179

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

20,842

22,011

22,478

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
22.10 Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................
22.21 Unobligated balance transferred to other accounts
23.90
23.95
23.98

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring or withdrawn .................

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

820
20,394

619
21,788

369
22,132

270 ................... ...................
¥1
¥27 ...................
21,483
22,380
22,501
¥20,842
¥22,011
¥22,478
¥22 ................... ...................
619

369

23

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
17,309
19,272
19,789
40.20
Appropriation (special fund) .....................................
1,659
1,969
2,164
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced (P.L. 108–199)
¥104 ................... ...................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced (P.L. 108–447) ...................
¥154 ...................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced (P.L. 108–447) ...................
¥16 ...................
41.00
Transferred to other accounts ...................................
¥415
¥140 ...................
42.00
Transferred from other accounts ..............................
1,663
685 ...................
43.00
68.00
68.10
68.90

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................

69.00

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total discretionary) ..........................................
Mandatory:
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in expired accounts (net) .........................
Recoveries of prior year obligations ..............................
Change in uncollected customer payments from Federal sources (unexpired) ............................................
74.10 Change in uncollected customer payments from Federal sources (expired) ................................................
72.40
73.10
73.20
73.40
73.45
74.00

20,112

21,616

21,953

227

172

179

14 ................... ...................
241

172

179

41 ................... ...................
20,394

21,788

22,132

3,448
2,145
3,569
20,842
22,011
22,478
¥21,872
¥20,587
¥21,825
¥3 ................... ...................
¥270 ................... ...................
¥14 ................... ...................
14 ................... ...................

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

21,872

20,587

21,825

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥123
¥159

¥91
¥81

¥95
¥84

88.90

¥282

¥172

¥179

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

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3,569

4,222

18,112
18,537
18,770
3,720
2,050
3,055
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90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

20,112
21,590

21,616
20,415

21,953
21,646

Summary of Budget Authority and Outlays
(in millions of dollars)

Enacted/requested:
2004 actual
2005 est.
Budget Authority .....................................................................
20,112
21,616
Outlays ....................................................................................
21,590
20,415
Legislative proposal, not subject to PAYGO:
Budget Authority ..................................................................... .................... ....................
Outlays .................................................................................... .................... ....................
Total:
Budget Authority .....................................................................
Outlays ....................................................................................

20,112
21,590

21,616
20,415

2006 est.

21,953
21,646
424
199
22,377
21,845

For 2006, the budget requests total resources for the VA
Medical Services appropriation of $22.4 billion, an increase
of $659 million ($25 million in appropriation and $635 million
in collections) over the 2005 level. This includes $19.8 billion
in appropriated budget authority and $2.6 billion to be collected in the Medical Care Collections Fund.
The budget request also includes a comprehensive set of
legislative and regulatory proposals that will continue to concentrate VA’s health care resources to meet the needs of our
highest priority core veterans—those with service-connected
conditions, those with lower incomes, and veterans with special health care needs. These proposals are discussed in the
Medical Services legislative proposal section.
Medical Services.—Provides for a comprehensive, integrated
health care delivery system that addresses the needs of eligible veterans and beneficiaries (except non-service-connected
veterans and veterans exceeding the income threshold) in VA
medical centers, outpatient clinic facilities, contract hospitals,
State homes, and outpatient programs on a fee basis. Hospital
and outpatient care is also provided by the private sector
for certain dependents and survivors of veterans under the
Civilian Health and Medical Programs for the Department
of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA).
Medical Care Collections Fund (MCCF).—VA estimates collections of more than $2.6 billion, representing 8-percent of
available resources. VA has the authority to collect inpatient
and outpatient co-payments, medication co-payments, and
nursing home co-payments; authority for certain income
verification; authority to recover third-party insurance payments from veterans for nonservice-connected conditions; and
authority to collect revenue from enhanced use leases. Public
Law 108–199, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004, also
requires revenue from the following accounts to be deposited
into the MCCF beginning in FY 2004.
(1) Long-Term Care Co-payments (formerly Veterans Extended Revolving Fund).—Long-term co-payments of $97 a
day are collected from non-service connected veterans receiving extended care services such as geriatric evaluation;
nursing home care; domiciliary services; adult day health
care; other noninstitutional alternatives to nursing home
care; and respite care.
(2) Compensated Work Therapy Program (formerly Special
Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Activities Fund).—These
funds are derived from actual work performed by patients
and members in VA health care facilities under contracts
developed with private industry, non-profit organizations,
and state and federal entities and are used to support the
program. This program provides a transition-working environment for veterans living in community assisted living

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arrangements under VA psychiatric care to help them become self-sufficient.
(3) Compensation and Pension Living Expenses Program
(formerly Medical Facilities Revolving Fund).—Veterans
who do not have either a spouse or child may have their
monthly pension payments reduced to $90. The difference
between the veteran’s regular monthly pension payment
and the $90 is transferred from the Compensation and Pension account to the Compensation and Pension Living Expenses Program.
(4) Parking Program (formerly Parking Revolving
Fund).—VA collects parking fees for the use of parking
facilities at VA facilities.

Average daily census ..............................................................
Average employment ...............................................................

496,150
8,591
35,619

2005 est.

508,631
8,610
35,836

NUMBER OF MEDICAL VISITS AND DENTAL WORKLOADS
Medical visits (in thousands):
Staff visits ..............................................................................
Fee visits .................................................................................
Readjustment counseling .......................................................

2004 actual

49,966
3,779
1,031

52,817
4,170
1,050

55,857
4,623
1,075

54,776

58,037

61,555

Dental:
Staff:
Examinations ..................................................................
Treatments .....................................................................

530,293
158,214

550,000
165,000

570,000
172,000

Total ...........................................................................

688,507

715,000

742,000

Fee: Cases completed ........................................................

22,589

29,000

36,000

Average employment ...............................................................

61,901

65,275

65,809

2006 est.

521,966
8,660
35,323

Rehabilitative care.—An increase of $3 million in 2006
is estimated for the provision of rehabilitative care, including spinal cord injury care.
Estimated operating levels are:
2004 actual

15,280
1,215
3,259

2005 est.

15,491
1,210
3,422

2006 est.

15,588
1,210
3,593

Psychiatric care.—An increase of $240 million is estimated in 2006 for the inpatient care of veterans with problems related to mental illness, including alcohol and drug
problems.
Estimated operating levels are:
2004 actual

Patients treated ......................................................................
Average daily census ..............................................................
Average employment ...............................................................

110,925
4,519
7,881

2005 est.

110,925
4,519
7,881

2006 est.

130,634
5,332
8,508

Nursing home care.—In 2006, a decrease of $351 million
is estimated for the care of residents in VA nursing homes,
contract nursing homes and State nursing homes.
Estimated operating levels are:
2004 actual

Patients treated ......................................................................
Average daily census ..............................................................
Average employment ...............................................................

93,271
33,984
14,499

2005 est.

89,961
34,302
14,499

2004 actual

25,523

2005 est.

30,118

61,110
21,189
11,200

2006 est.

35,540

2004 actual

14,676
488
1,518

2005 est.

13,942
463
1,245

2006 est.

13,384
445
1,021

Residential care.—An increase of $16 million is estimated
in 2006 for the care of veterans in locations other than
their own homes, such as domiciliary care programs.
Estimated operating levels are:
2004 actual

Patients treated ......................................................................

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Miscellaneous benefits and services.—An increase of $28
million is estimated in 2006 for the cost of this activity
which includes items of nondirect medical care and treatment such as beneficiary travel, care of the dead, operation
of personnel quarters at medical facilities, and the cost
of furnishing supply, engineering, housekeeping, and other
administrative support services to other departments on
a nonreimbursable basis.
2004 actual

Average employment ...............................................................

2,797

2005 est.

2,797

2006 est.

2,797

Civilian health and medical program of the Department
of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA).—An increase of $112 million is estimated in 2006 for private hospital and outpatient
care for dependents and survivors of certain veterans.
Estimated operating levels are:
2004 actual

Average daily hospital census ................................................
Outpatient (in thousands) ......................................................

210
4,503

2005 est.

228
5,554

2006 est.

249
6,659

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Provide High Quality Health Care.—Use of clinical practice guidelines in treating patients results in improved
health of veterans and reduced use of services. The prevention index spotlights and summarizes a variety of evidenced
based measures for high quality preventive health care.
VHA’s strategy to monitor satisfaction through patient surveys will identify areas of improvement in all medical services.
2004 actual

Subacute care.—A decrease of $15 million is estimated
in 2006 for the treatment of veterans who require a level
of care between acute and long-term care, as provided in
VA hospital intermediate bed sections.
Estimated operating levels are:
Patients treated ......................................................................
Average daily census ..............................................................
Average employment ...............................................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

Noninstitutional extended care.—Included in outpatient
estimates in 2006 is an increase of $61 million estimated
for noninstitutional extended care programs such as adult
day care; home based primary care, skilled nursing and
rehabilitation care; and home health aids.
Estimated operating levels are:
Average daily census ..............................................................

11,075
1,621

Total ...........................................................................

2004 actual

Patients treated ......................................................................
Average daily census ..............................................................
Average employment ...............................................................

11,142
1,589

Outpatient care.—An increase of $523 million is estimated
in 2006 for the cost of outpatient medical and dental care
provided by staff, physicians, and dentists participating
under a fee basis arrangement for certain eligible veterans.
Estimated operating levels are:

WORKLOAD

Provision of Veterans Health Care—
Acute hospital care.—Costs for 2006 are estimated to decrease by $150 million for operating medical, neurological,
surgical, contract and State home hospital beds.
Estimated operating levels are:
Patients treated ......................................................................
Average daily census ..............................................................
Average employment ...............................................................

11,083
1,558

895

2006 est.

29,081

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Clinical Practice Guidelines Index ..........................................
Prevention Index II ..................................................................
Percent of patients rating VA health care service as very
good or excellent: ...............................................................
Inpatient .............................................................................
Outpatient ...........................................................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

77%
88%

77%
88%

77%
88%

74%
72%

74%
73%

74%
73%

Access to Medical Care.—VA’s strategy is to improve access and timeliness of service by reducing waiting times
in specialty and primary care clinics in medical centers
nationwide, and by relying more extensively on non-institutional forms of long-term care.
2004 actual

Percentage of primary care appointments scheduled within
30 days of desired date .....................................................
Percentage of specialty care appointments scheduled within
30 days of desired date .....................................................

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2005 est.

2006 est.

94%

94%

94%

93%

93%

93%

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Federal Funds—Continued

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General and special funds—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

MEDICAL SERVICES—Continued

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0160–2–1–703

2005 est.

2006 est.

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)—Continued
2004 actual

Increase non-institutional long-term care as expressed by
average daily census .........................................................

25,523

2005 est.

30,118

2006 est.

35,540

VA DoD Sharing.—VA’s strategy is to improve collaboration and exchange with DoD.
2004 actual

Documented increases in the use of joint procurement
contracts .............................................................................
Develop implementation guides for consolidated health
informatics standards adopted by VA and DoD ................

2005 est.

2006 est.

NA

NA

$150M

NA

NA

2 of 9
standards

Revenue Cycle Improvement.—VHA is seeking to improve
its performance in the area of medical care collections. The
revenue cycle improvement plan includes initiatives that
will improve efficiency and accuracy.
2004 actual

Ratio of collections to billings ...............................................

41%

2005 est.

41%

00.01

Obligations by program activity:
Health care for veterans ................................................ ................... ...................

424

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................ ................... ...................

424

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ................... ...................
Total new obligations .................................................... ................... ...................

424
¥424

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.20
Enrollment fee, MCCF—Legislative proposal not
subject to PAYGO .................................................. ................... ...................
40.20
Pharmaceutical copayments, increase from PL 7/
8—Legislative proposal not subject to PAYGO ................... ...................
43.00

2006 est.

41%

72.40
73.10
73.20

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................ ................... ...................

248
176
424

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ................................... ................... ................... ...................
Total new obligations .................................................... ................... ...................
424
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ................... ...................
¥199

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
74.40

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
13.0
21.0
21.0
21.0
21.0
22.0
23.2
23.3
24.0
25.2
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.6
26.0
31.0
32.0
41.0
41.0

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Other personnel compensation .............................

7,155
163
813

2005 est.

7,740
127
883

7,652
125
872

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

20,560
282

21,839
172

22,299
179

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

20,842

22,011

22,478

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

2005 est.

225

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority ..................... ................... ...................

199

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ...................

424
199

2006 est.

Total personnel compensation .........................
8,131
8,750
8,649
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
2,158
2,241
2,215
Benefits for former personnel ................................... ...................
5
5
Employee travel .........................................................
21
22
24
Beneficiary travel ......................................................
170
170
167
Interagency motor pool payments .............................
1
19
22
All other .....................................................................
39
22
20
Transportation of things ...........................................
12
13
13
Rental payments to others ........................................
5 ................... ...................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
110
112
113
Printing and reproduction .........................................
1
1
1
Other contractual services ........................................
1,696
1,631
1,587
Outpatient dental fees ..............................................
25
34
43
Medical and nursing fees .........................................
710
738
751
Community nursing homes .......................................
277
314
312
Contract hospitalization ............................................
494
499
545
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) ...................
437
515
627
Medical supplies and materials ...............................
5,302
5,809
6,436
Equipment .................................................................
499
449
502
Medical land and structures .....................................
6
2
3
Medical grants, subsidies, and contributions ..........
439
493
264
Medical grants to private organizations ...................
27 ................... ...................

Identification code 36–0160–0–1–703

Obligated balance, end of year ................................ ................... ...................

86.90

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0160–0–1–703

2006 est.

127,313

130,753

125,497

1,719

1,791

Legislation will be proposed to allow the Department of
Veterans Affairs to collect two user fees from priority level
7 and 8 (PL7/8) veterans. The agency will be able to use
the fees to the extent provided in appropriations acts.
The first user fee proposal will establish an annual enrollment fee of $250, and the second will increase pharmacy
copayments from $7 to $15 for a 30 day supply of drugs.
Both of these user fees will be charged to PL 7/8 veterans
only. These proposals will continue to concentrate VA’s health
care resources to meet the needs of our highest priority core
veterans—those with service-connected conditions, lower incomes, and special health care needs.
The Administration proposes to offset these fees against
discretionary beginning in 2007. Discretionary totals in those
years will be reduced by these fees.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0160–2–1–703

2005 est.

2006 est.

11.1
11.3
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .................................................. ................... ...................
Other than full-time permanent ............................... ................... ...................
Other personnel compensation .................................. ................... ...................

154
3
18

11.9
12.1
21.0
23.3
25.2
25.6
25.6
25.6
26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Beneficiary travel ...........................................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Other contractual services .............................................
Medical and nursing fees ..............................................
Community nursing homes ............................................
Contract hospitalization .................................................
Medical supplies and materials ....................................
Equipment ......................................................................

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

175
45
3
2
32
15
6
10
127
9

Total new obligations ................................................ ................... ...................

424

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

1,865
99.9

MEDICAL SERVICES
Personnel Summary

(Legislative proposal, not subject to PAYGO)
Such sums as may be deposited to the Enrollment Fee, and the
Pharmaceutical Copayments, Increase from PL 7/8 subaccounts of
the Medical Care Collections Fund may be transferred to ‘‘Medical
Services,’’ to remain available until expended for the purposes of this
account.

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2005 est.

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ...................................................... ................... ...................

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2006 est.

2,510

MEDICAL PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
DOD-VA HEALTH CARE SHARING INCENTIVE FUND
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0165–0–1–703

2005 est.

2006 est.

00.01

Obligations by program activity:
Direct Program Activity .................................................. ...................

17

30

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................ ...................

17

30

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year ...................
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
30

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
30
Total new obligations .................................................... ...................

24.40

30
43
30 ...................
60
¥17

43
¥30
13

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

30

43

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
42.00
Transferred from other accounts ..............................

30

30 ...................

43.00

30

30 ...................

72.40
73.10
73.20

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ................................... ................... ...................
Total new obligations .................................................... ...................
17
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................
¥16

1
30
¥15

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................ ...................

1

16

86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from discretionary balances ............................. ...................

16

897

ware; uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections 5901–
5902 of title 5, United States Code; administrative and legal expenses
of the department for collecting and recovering amounts owed the
department as authorized under chapter 17 of title 38, United States
Code, Federal Medical Care Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 2651 et seq.);
and such sums as necessary to fund cost comparison studies as referred to in 38 U.S.C. 8110(a)(5); ƒ$4,705,000,000≈ $4,439,124,000,
of which $250,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2007,
plus reimbursements.
øFor necessary expenses in the administration of the medical, hospital, nursing home, domiciliary, construction, supply, and research
activities, as authorized by law; administrative expenses in support
of capital policy activities; information technology hardware and software; uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by sections
5901–5902 of title 5, United States Code; and administrative and
legal expenses of the department for collecting and recovering
amounts owed the department as authorized under chapter 17 of
title 38, United States Code, and the Federal Medical Care Recovery
Act (42 U.S.C. 2651 et seq.); $4,705,000,000, of which $250,000,000
shall be available until September 30, 2006, plus reimbursements.¿
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øFor an additional amount for ‘‘Medical administration’’ for expenses related to recent natural disasters in the Southeast,
$1,940,000, to remain available until September 30, 2005: Provided,
That the amounts provided herein are designated as an emergency
requirement pursuant to section 402 of S. Con. Res. 95 (108th Congress), as made applicable to the House of Representatives by H.
Res. 649 (108th Congress) and applicable to the Senate by section
14007 of Public Law 108–287.¿ (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Disasters Assistance Act, 2005.)

15

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0152–0–1–703

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
30
90.00 Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

...................
...................
...................
...................
...................

4
8
1
3
1

6
13
3
6
2

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
Operating expenses:
Provision of veterans health care:
00.01
Acute hospital care ..........................................
00.02
Rehabilitative care ...........................................
00.03
Psychiatric care ................................................
00.04
Nursing home care ...........................................
00.05
Subacute care ..................................................
00.06
Residential care ...............................................
00.07
Outpatient care ................................................
00.08
Miscellaneous benefits and services ...............
00.09
CHAMPVA ..........................................................

Total new obligations ................................................ ...................

17

30

00.91

30 ...................
16
15

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

11.1
25.1
26.0
31.0
32.0
99.9

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Land and structures ......................................................

2005 est.

2004 actual

1001

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ...................................................... ...................

2005 est.

50

2006 est.

75

The purpose of the fund is to enable the Departments to
carry out a program to identify and provide incentives to
implement creative sharing initiatives at the facility, intraregional and nationwide levels. The Departments have established the fund and developed processes and criteria to solicit
and select projects. Section 721 of the FY 2003 National Defense Authorization Act, Public Law 107–314, established the
fund and requires VA and Department of Defense (DoD) to
establish a joint incentive program. Each Secretary shall annually contribute a minimum of $15 million to the fund.
f

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(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

For necessary expenses in the administration of the medical, hospital, nursing home, domiciliary, construction, supply, and research
activities, as authorized by law; administrative expenses in support
of capital policy activities; information technology hardware and soft-

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25
226
232
43
48
1,140
1,165
30

735
24
226
224
31
48
1,431
1,210
40

753
25
232
225
22
49
1,457
1,259
45

3,646

3,969

4,067

01.01
01.02
01.03
01.04
01.05
01.06
01.07
01.08
01.09

Total operating expenses .................................
Capital investment:
Provision of veterans health care:
Acute hospital care ..........................................
Rehabilitative care ...........................................
Psychiatric care ................................................
Nursing home care ...........................................
Subacute care ..................................................
Residential care ...............................................
Outpatient care ................................................
Miscellaneous benefits and services ...............
CHAMPVA ..........................................................

88
10
31
38
7
10
146
17
3

103
12
37
45
8
12
172
20
4

99
12
36
44
8
12
167
20
4

01.91

Total capital investment ..................................

350

413

402

02.93
09.01

Total direct program .................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

3,996
23

4,382
25

4,469
26

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

4,019

4,407

4,495

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

3
4,050

33
4,404

30
4,465

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring or withdrawn .................

24.40

2006 est.

Personnel Summary
Identification code 36–0165–0–1–703

2006 est.

23.90
23.95
23.98

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0165–0–1–703

2005 est.

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced (P.L. 108–199)

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4,053
4,437
4,495
¥4,019
¥4,407
¥4,495
¥1 ................... ...................
33

30 ...................

4,932
4,648
4,439
¥30 ................... ...................

MEDICAL PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

898

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
11.9
12.1
13.0
21.0
21.0
22.0
23.3

General and special funds—Continued
MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION—Continued
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0152–0–1–703

40.35
41.00
43.00
68.00
68.10
68.90

Appropriation permanently reduced (P.L. 108–447) ...................
Transferred to other accounts ...................................
¥875
Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................

2005 est.

24.0
25.2
25.6
26.0
26.0
31.0
32.0
43.0

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Benefits for former personnel ...................................
Employee travel .........................................................
All other .....................................................................
Transportation of things ...........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Other contractual services ........................................
Medical and nursing fees .........................................
Medical supplies and materials ...............................
Provisions ..................................................................
Equipment .................................................................
Medical land and structures .....................................
Interest and dividends ..............................................

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

3,996
23

4,382
25

4,470
25

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

4,019

4,407

4,495

2006 est.

¥37 ...................
¥232 ...................

4,027

4,379

4,439

16

25

26

7 ................... ...................

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total discretionary) ..........................................

23

25

26

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

4,050

4,404

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in expired accounts (net) .........................
Change in uncollected customer payments from Federal sources (unexpired) ............................................

199
204
212
10
11
11
927
1,002
999
5 ................... ...................
86
137
141
6 ................... ...................
340
395
393
10
14
9
12
13
13

4,465

72.40
73.10
73.20
73.40
74.00

1,801
2,031
2,097
539
520
538
8
1
1
33
35
36
1 ................... ...................
19
19
20

74.40

Personnel Summary
13
657
1,270
4,019
4,407
4,495
¥3,367
¥3,794
¥4,379
¥1 ................... ...................
¥7 ................... ...................

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

657

1,270

1,386

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
86.93 Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

3,358
9

3,623
171

3,367

3,794

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

1001

3,705
674

87.00

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0152–0–1–703

4,379

33,326

34,008

33,997

245

265

276

f

MEDICAL FACILITIES
Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥15
¥1

¥23
¥2

¥24
¥2

88.90

¥16

¥25

¥26

88.95

89.00
90.00

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................
Against gross budget authority only:
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................
Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

¥7 ................... ...................

4,027
3,351

4,379
3,769

4,439
4,353

For 2006, the budget requests total resources for the VA
Medical Administration appropriation of $4.4 billion, an increase of $62 million over the 2005 level.
The Medical Administration appropriation finances the expenses of management, security, and administration of the
VA health care system through the operation of VA medical
centers, other facilities, Veterans Integrated Service Networks
offices and facility director offices, chief of staff operations,
quality of care oversight, all information technology hardware
and software, legal services, billing and coding activities, procurement, financial management, and human resource management. This appropriation also finances the National Program Administration, VHA headquarters, which provides corporate leadership and support to VA’s comprehensive and
integrated health care system with a Headquarters’ staff that
includes a capital facilities management and development
process.

2004 actual

11.1
11.3
11.5

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Other personnel compensation .............................

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TRANSFER OF FUNDS)¿

For necessary expenses for the maintenance and operation of hospitals, nursing homes, and domiciliary facilities and other necessary
facilities for the Veterans Health Administration; for administrative
expenses in support of planning, design, project management, real
property acquisition and disposition, construction and renovation of
any facility under the jurisdiction or for the use of the department;
for oversight, engineering and architectural activities not charged
to project costs; for repairing, altering, improving or providing facilities in the several hospitals and homes under the jurisdiction of
the department, not otherwise provided for, either by contract or
by the hire of temporary employees and purchase of materials; for
leases of facilities; and for laundry and food services,
ø$3,745,000,000¿ $3,888,469,000, of which $250,000,000 shall be
available until September 30, ø2006¿ 2007: Provided, That
$699,800,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for implementation of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services
activities. In addition, That such sums as may be deposited to the
Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Fund pursuant to 38
U.S.C. 8118 may be transferred to ‘‘Medical facilities’’, to remain
available until expended for the purposes of this account. (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and
Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øFor an additional amount for ‘‘Medical facilities’’ for expenses related to recent natural disasters, $46,909,000, to remain available
until September 30, 2006: Provided, That the amounts provided herein are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section
402 of S. Con. Res. 95 (108th Congress), as made applicable to the
House of Representatives by H. Res. 649 (108th Congress) and applicable to the Senate by section 14007 of Public Law 108–287.¿ (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Disasters Assistance
Act, 2005.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0162–0–1–703

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 36–0152–0–1–703

ø(INCLUDING

2005 est.

1,797
29
205

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1,856
30
211

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Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
Operating expenses:
Provision of veterans health care:
00.01
Acute hospital care ..........................................
00.02
Rehabilitative care ...........................................
00.03
Psychiatric care ................................................
00.04
Nursing home care ...........................................

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782
77
339
462

2005 est.

898
84
370
463

2006 est.

929
88
389
365

MEDICAL PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
00.05
00.06
00.07
00.08
00.09
00.10
00.11

Subacute care ..................................................
Residential care ...............................................
Outpatient care ................................................
Miscellaneous benefits and services ...............
CHAMPVA ..........................................................
Construction, major projects ............................
Construction, minor projects ............................

59
125
649
103
2
3
31

55
133
679
110
3
29
35

47
137
670
110
3
37
24

00.91

Total operating expenses .................................
Capital investment:
Provision of veterans health care:
Acute hospital care ..........................................
Rehabilitative care ...........................................
Psychiatric care ................................................
Nursing home care ...........................................
Subacute care ..................................................
Residential care ...............................................
Outpatient care ................................................
Miscellaneous benefits and services ...............
Construction, major projects ............................
Construction, minor projects ............................

2,632

2,859

2,799

106
13
39
47
9
13
180
21
129
171

106
13
38
46
8
13
178
21
396
211

133
16
48
59
11
16
224
27
498
141

728

1,030

1,173

02.01

Total capital investment ..................................
Grant Program:
Grants to States ........................................................

147

114

12

02.93
09.01

Total direct program .............................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

3,507
11

4,003
13

3,984
14

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

3,518

4,016

3,998

21.40
22.00
22.22

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance transferred from other accounts

438
4,015
1

936
923
3,976
3,902
27 ...................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

4,454
¥3,518

4,939
¥4,016

4,825
¥3,998

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

936

923

827

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
4,419
4,428
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced (P.L. 108–199)
¥27 ...................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced (P.L. 108–XXX) ...................
¥35
41.00
Transferred to other accounts ...................................
¥788
¥452
42.00
Transferred from other accounts ..............................
400 ...................

3,888
...................
...................
...................
...................

01.01
01.02
01.03
01.04
01.05
01.06
01.07
01.08
01.10
01.11
01.91

43.00
68.00

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

4,004

3,941

3,888

11

35

14

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

4,015

3,976

3,902

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

497
3,518
¥2,699

1,316
4,016
¥3,574

1,758
3,998
¥3,712

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

1,316

1,758

2,044

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

2,397
302

2,860
714

2,841
871

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

2,699

3,574

3,712

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥4
¥7

¥5
¥30

¥5
¥9

88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

¥11

¥35

¥14

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

4,004
2,688

3,941
3,539

3,888
3,698

For 2006, the budget requests total resources for the VA
Medical Facilities appropriation of $3.9 billion, an increase
of $30.2 million over the 2005 level.
The Medical Facilities appropriation finances the operations, maintenance, construction, and alteration of the VA
health care systems’ vast capital infrastructure.

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Medical Facilities.—Provides for the operations and maintenance of the capital infrastructure required to provide health
care to the Nation’s veterans. These costs include utilities,
engineering, capital planning, leases, laundry and food services, grounds maintenance, trash removal, housekeeping, fire
protection, pest management, facility repair, and property disposition and acquisition. The capital investment accounts necessary to ensure VA’s infrastructure is adequate to support
the delivery of quality health care are within the Medical
Facilities appropriation. These capital investment programs
finance the following activities:
(1) Major Construction.—Provides for constructing, altering, extending, and improving any VA facility for the provision of health-care services. This includes planning, architectural and engineering services, Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) activities, assessments, and site acquisition where the estimated cost of
a project is $7,000,000 or more for major construction.
(2) Minor Construction.—Provides for constructing, altering, extending, and improving any VA facility for the provision of health-care services. This includes planning, architectural and engineering services, Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) activities, assessments, and site acquisition where the estimated cost of
a project is less than $7,000,000 for minor construction.
(3) Grants for Construction of State Extended Care Facilities.— Provides for grants to assist States to acquire or
construct State nursing home and domiciliary facilities and
to remodel, modify, or alter existing hospital, nursing home,
and domiciliary facilities in State homes, for furnishing care
to veterans. VA intends to complete a nationwide infrastructure assessment study for institutional long-term care,
an area that was not included in the recent study of medical
care facility needs (CARES). The 2006 budget temporarily
halts grants to fund construction of new state extended
care facilities to ensure that future construction aligns with
the conclusions of the study.
(4) Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Fund.—
Provides for costs associated with the transfer and future
transfers of real property; enhancing medical care services
to veterans by improving patient care facilities through construction projects; and transfer, lease, or adaptive use of
a National Register of Historic Places properties. Receipts
to this account will be realized from the transfer of real
property in accordance with P.L. 108–422.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0162–0–1–703

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
13.0
21.0
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
25.2
25.2
25.6
26.0
26.0
31.0
32.0
32.0
32.0
41.0

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Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Other personnel compensation .............................

989
22
112

2005 est.

1,107
18
126

2006 est.

1,137
19
129

Total personnel compensation .........................
1,123
1,251
1,285
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
320
321
329
Benefits for former personnel ................................... ...................
1
1
Employee travel .........................................................
4
6
6
All other .....................................................................
18
19
19
Transportation of things ...........................................
13
13
13
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
14
16
16
Rental payments to others ........................................
87
98
104
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
360
369
385
Other contractual services ........................................
388
396
284
Other construction services .......................................
32
57
54
Medical and nursing fees .........................................
1 ................... ...................
Medical supplies and materials ...............................
192
208
219
Provisions ..................................................................
79
81
83
Equipment .................................................................
81
84
164
Medical land and structures .....................................
347
361
370
Construction, major projects, land and structures
129
396
498
Construction, minor projects, land and structures
171
211
141
Grants for construction of State extended care facilities ...................................................................
147
114
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Federal Funds—Continued

900

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

72.40
73.10
73.20
73.40

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in expired accounts (net) .........................

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

124

134

156

General and special funds—Continued
MEDICAL FACILITIES—Continued
ø(INCLUDING

TRANSFER OF FUNDS)¿—Continued

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0162–0–1–703

2005 est.

2006 est.

123
124
134
897
853
849
¥894
¥843
¥827
¥2 ................... ...................

43.0

Interest and dividends ..............................................

1

1

1

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

787
107

705
138

710
117

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

3,507
11

4,003
13

3,984
14

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

894

843

827

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

3,518

4,016

3,998

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

¥32
¥11

¥38
¥12

¥38
¥12

88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

¥43

¥50

¥50

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

866
850

784
793

786
777

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0162–0–1–703

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

1001

28,023

27,006

25,931

118

138

148

f

MEDICAL

AND

PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

For necessary expenses in carrying out programs of medical and
prosthetic research and development as authorized by chapter 73
of title 38, United States Code, to remain available until September
30, ø2006, $405,593,000¿ 2007, $786,000,000, plus reimbursements.
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0161–0–1–703

2005 est.

2006 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
Operating expenses:
00.01
Bio-medical laboratory science research .............
00.02
Rehabilitation research .........................................
00.03
Health services research ......................................
00.04
Clinical science research ......................................

434
93
123
129

405
87
116
122

403
87
115
121

00.91

779

730

726

01.01
01.02
01.03
01.04

Total operating expenses .................................
Capital investment:
Bio-medical laboratory science research .............
Rehabilitation research .........................................
Health services research ......................................
Clinical science research ......................................

52
12
5
8

49
12
5
7

49
12
5
7

01.91

Total capital investment ..................................

77

73

73

01.92
09.01

Total direct program .............................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

856
41

803
50

799
50

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

897

853

849

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

47
909

57
834

38
836

23.90
23.95
23.98

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring or withdrawn .................

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

57

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced ..........................

868
¥2

790
786
¥6 ...................

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

866

784

786

43

50

50

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

909

834

836

43.00
68.00
70.00

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For 2006, the total budgetary resources of $1.7 billion remain essentially unchanged. These resources are comprised
of direct appropriations of $786 million and federal and private sector grants of $866 million, which represents 52 percent of the total resources.
The 2006 budget request reflects a new account structure
that will better position VA to more readily determine the
full cost of a comprehensive research program leading the
Nation’s efforts to promote the health care of veterans. The
Medical and Prosthetic Research Business Line includes the
consolidation of what was the Medical and Prosthetic Research appropriation and the medical care research support
funding formerly appropriated in the Medical Care appropriation.
This account is an intramural program whose mission is
to acquire knowledge and create innovations that advance
the health and care of veterans and the Nation. Veterans’
health issues are addressed comprehensively in the following
four program divisions and the medical care research support
required for these programs:
Bio-medical Laboratory Research and Development Service.—This research strives to understand the disease process
so that efficient, rational interventions can be made to cure
or alleviate the effects of disease. The program supports investigator-initiated research projects, the training of clinicians
in basic and clinical research, and centers of excellence devoted to specific diseases. The research is done in areas particularly relevant to the veteran population—aging, chronic
disease, mental illness, substance abuse, military occupations,
and environmental exposures.
Rehabilitation Research and Development Service.—Rehabilitation Research is dedicated to the development and application of science and engineering to improve the care and
quality of life for the physically disabled. The program supports investigator-initiated research projects, the training of
clinicians and engineers in rehabilitation research, centers
of excellence devoted to specific disabilities, and technology
transfer. The research is done in areas particularly relevant
to the disabled veteran population—aging, sensory loss, and
trauma related illness.
Health Services Research and Development Service.—Health
Services Research is directed toward improving the outcome
effectiveness and cost efficiency of health care delivery for
the veteran population. The program supports investigatorinitiated research projects, the training of clinicians in applied
clinical research, centers of excellence devoted to specific aspects of health care delivery, and service-directed projects
addressing clinical management needs. The research focuses
on the translation of research findings to clinical best prac-

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MEDICAL PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

tices for all veteran patients. Particular contributions are
made in the areas of aging, substance abuse, health systems,
and special populations.
Clinical Science Research and Development Service.—Clinical Science Research will encompass interventional and observational studies in humans, including pharmacological and
surgical studies.
Medical Research Support.—Provides the indirect costs of
the VA Research and Development program which includes
such costs as the facility utility costs associated with laboratory space; administrative costs of human resources support,
fiscal service, and supply service attributable to research;
research’s portions of a medical center’s hazardous waste disposal and nuclear medicine licenses; and, most importantly,
the funding for the time clinicians devote to their research
activities.
VA’s Medical and Prosthetic Research programs are included in the Federal Science & Technology (FS&T) budget.
Focus on Training Clinical Researchers.—The objective of
the Career Development program is to train an appropriate
number of VA clinicians who can conduct research in areas
of high relevance to the health care of veterans.

901

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

856
41

803
50

799
50

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

897

853

849

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0161–0–1–703

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

1001

6,538

5,941

5,671

260

260

260

In addition to research staff shown above, 5,100 staff carry
out research at VA supported by other Federal and non-Federal resources.
f

CANTEEN SERVICE REVOLVING FUND
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4014–0–3–705

2005 est.

2006 est.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

The VA Research program has adopted three new performance measures to assess its effectiveness in both retaining
clinicians and transferring research results to advance veterans’ health care.
• The percentage of clinicians who remain paid VA employees at least three years after completion of their career
development award.
• The annual number of patent disclosures filed by VA
investigators.
• The annual number of peer-review publications that show
VA listed as the affiliated institution.
2004

2005

NA
NA
NA

Obligations by program activity:
Reimbursable operating expenses .................................
Reimbursable direct operations .....................................
Reimbursable capital investment: Sales program: Purchase of equipment and leasehold ..........................

146
97

148
98

150
99

6

5

5

2006

Baseline
Baseline
Baseline

58%
169
2,590

Strategic
Target

70%
217
2,700

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

249

251

254

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

18
240

9
243

1
254

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

258
¥249

252
¥251

255
¥254

24.40

Performance Measure
Percentage of paid clinicians ..........................
Number of patents filed ...................................
Number of published peer-reviews ..................

09.01
09.02
09.10

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

9

1

1

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
240
243
69.00
Offsetting collections (from investment) .................. ................... ...................

246
8

69.90

SUMMARY OF PROGRAM RESOURCES

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total mandatory) .............................................

240

243

254

[In millions of dollars]

Medical and prosthetic research appropriation ..........................
Federal resources ........................................................................
Other non-federal resources ........................................................

866
610
177

784
625
195

786
662
204

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

17
249
¥243

22
251
¥245

28
254
¥254

Total program resources ................................................

1,612

1,604

1,652

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

22

28

28

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

240
3

242
3

253
1

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

243

245

254

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

¥240

¥243

¥254

2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0161–0–1–703

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
13.0
21.0
21.0
23.1
23.3
24.0
25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0
92.0

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Other personnel compensation .............................

334
36
69

2005 est.

312
33
65

2006 est.

311
31
64

Total personnel compensation .........................
439
410
406
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
113
106
105
Benefits for former personnel ...................................
1
1
1
Employee travel .........................................................
6
5
5
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
1 ................... ...................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
3
2
2
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
2
2
2
Printing and reproduction ......................................... ...................
1
1
Other services ............................................................
194
179
179
Supplies and materials .............................................
56
55
55
Equipment .................................................................
41
41
41
Land and structures .................................................. ...................
1
1
Undistributed ............................................................. ................... ...................
1

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89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
3
2 ...................

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.01

31

30

30

30

30

22

The Veterans Canteen Service was established to furnish,
at reasonable prices, merchandise and services necessary for

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MEDICAL PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

902

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

General and special funds—Continued

Federal and non-Federal sources. No appropriation is required
to support these activities.

CANTEEN SERVICE REVOLVING FUND—Continued

the comfort and well-being of veterans in VA medical facilities.
Financing.—Operations will be financed from current revenues.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4014–0–3–705

2005 est.

2006 est.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................

37
36

38
36

11.9
12.1
21.0
25.2
26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

73
18
2
4
149
3

74
18
2
4
149
4

75
19
2
4
150
4

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

249

251

254

2
111
46
20

2
113
47
19

2
112
47
19

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

179

181

180

Trust Funds
GENERAL POST FUND, NATIONAL HOMES
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Unavailable Receipts (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8180–0–7–705

2004 actual

2,890

2005 est.

2,900

2006 est.

2,900

f

01.99

2006 est.

1

1

4

29

31

32

2

3

3

Total receipts and collections ...................................

31

34

35

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriations:
05.00 General post fund, national homes ...............................

32

35

39

¥31

¥31

¥32

1

4

7

04.00

07.99

Balance, end of year .....................................................

MEDICAL CENTER RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

2004 actual

Identification code 36–8180–0–7–705
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4026–0–3–703

2005 est.

Balance, start of year ....................................................
Receipts:
02.00 General post fund, national homes, Deposits ...............
02.40 General post fund, national homes, Interest on investments .........................................................................
02.99

Personnel Summary

Reimbursable:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

2006 est.

Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

39
36

2001

2005 est.

21.0
25.2
26.0
31.0

f

11.1
11.3

Identification code 36–4014–0–3–705

2004 actual

Identification code 36–4026–0–3–703

2005 est.

2005 est.

2006 est.

2006 est.

161
19

00.01
00.02
00.03

Obligations by program activity:
Religious, recreational, and entertainment activities
Research activities ........................................................
Therapeutic residence maintenance ..............................

25
2
1

28
2
1

28
3
1

181

180

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

28

31

32

16
179

16
181

16
180

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

59
31

62
31

62
32

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

195
¥179

197
¥181

196
¥180

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

90
¥28

93
¥31

94
¥32

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

16

16

16

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

62

62

62

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.26
Appropriation (trust fund) .........................................

31

31

32

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

5
28
¥27

5
31
¥31

5
32
¥35

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

5

5

2

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
27
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................ ...................

28
3

32
3

Obligations by program activity:
09.01 Operating expenses ........................................................
09.02 Capital investments .......................................................

160
19

162
19

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

179

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

23.90
23.95
24.40

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

179

181

180

Change in obligated balances:
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

179
¥179

181
¥181

180
¥180

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................

179

181

180

86.97

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

89.00
90.00

86.97
86.98
¥180

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

27

31

35

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

31
27

31
31

32
35

62

67

63

67

63

63

¥179

¥181

These nonprofit corporations provide a flexible funding
mechanism for the conduct of approved research at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. These organizations
will derive funds to operate various research activities from

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Total investments, start of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.01

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BENEFITS PROGRAMS
Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

This fund consists of: gifts, bequests, and proceeds from
the sale of property left in the care of the facilities by former
beneficiaries; patients’ fund balances; and, proceeds from the
sale of effects of beneficiaries who die leaving no heirs or
without having otherwise disposed of their estate. Such funds
are used to promote the comfort and welfare of veterans at
hospitals, nursing homes, and domiciliaries where no general
appropriation is available. Public Law 102–54 authorizes compensation work therapy and therapeutic transitional housing
and loan programs to be funded from the General Post Fund.
(38 U.S.C. chs. 83 and 85.)

2004 actual

2005 est.

Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Land and structures ......................................................

2
13
9
3
1

2
15
10
3
1

2
17
10
2
1

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

28

31

32

f

BENEFITS PROGRAMS
Federal Funds

DISABILITY COMPENSATION BENEFITS
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

For the payment of compensation benefits to or on behalf of veterans
and a pilot program for disability examinations, adjusted-service credits and certificates, payment of premiums due on commercial life insurance policies, the Reinstated Entitlement Program for Survivors,
and for other benefits as authorized by law $29,771,942,000; of which,
not to exceed $1,656,000 may be transferred to ‘‘Disability Compensation Administration’’ and ‘‘Medical Administration’’ for the administrative expenses authorized by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
of 1990 and the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 1992. In addition, for making
payments after June 30, 2006 for the disability compensation program
administered by the Department, such sums as may be necessary.
(38 U.S.C. 107, 1312, 1977, and 2106, chapters 11, 13, 18, 51, 53,
55, and 61; 42 U.S.C. 402, chapter 7; 50 U.S.C. App. 540–548; 43
Stat. 122, 123; 45 Stat. 735; 76 Stat. 1198).
øFor the payment of compensation benefits to or on behalf of veterans and a pilot program for disability examinations as authorized
by law (38 U.S.C. 107, chapters 11, 13, 18, 51, 53, 55, and 61);
pension benefits to or on behalf of veterans as authorized by law
(38 U.S.C. chapters 15, 51, 53, 55, and 61; 92 Stat. 2508); and burial
benefits, emergency and other officers’ retirement pay, adjusted-service credits and certificates, payment of premiums due on commercial
life insurance policies guaranteed under the provisions of article IV
of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940 (50 U.S.C. App.
540 et seq.) and for other benefits as authorized by law (38 U.S.C.
107, 1312, 1977, and 2106, chapters 23, 51, 53, 55, and 61; 50 U.S.C.
App. 540–548; 43 Stat. 122, 123; 45 Stat. 735; 76 Stat. 1198),
$32,607,688,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That
not to exceed $20,703,000 of the amount appropriated under this
heading shall be reimbursed to ‘‘General operating expenses’’ and
‘‘Medical services’’ for necessary expenses in implementing those provisions authorized in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990,
and in the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 1992 (38 U.S.C. chapters 51,
53, and 55), the funding source for which is specifically provided
as the ‘‘Compensation and pensions’’ appropriation: Provided further,
That such sums as may be earned on an actual qualifying patient
basis, shall be reimbursed to ‘‘Medical facilities revolving fund’’ to
augment the funding of individual medical facilities for nursing home
care provided to pensioners as authorized.¿ (Departments of Veterans
Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)

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2006 est.

01.01
01.02

Obligations by program activity:
Veterans .........................................................................
Survivors ........................................................................

22,323
4,008

24,619
4,269

26,015
4,464

01.91

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal ....................

26,331

28,888

30,479

02.93
03.01
03.02
03.04
03.05
03.06
03.07

Total compensation ...................................................
26,331
28,888
Chapter 18 .....................................................................
16
17
Clothing allowance ........................................................
49
51
Misc Assistance (EAJ, SAFD) .........................................
5
6
Medical exam pilot program ..........................................
63
67
OBRA payment to VBA ...................................................
1
2
Reinstated Entitlement Program for Survivors .............. ................... ...................

30,479
18
54
6
81
2
6

03.91
09.02

Total other compensation expenses ..........................
Reinstated Entitlement for Suvivors ..............................

134
7

143
167
7 ...................

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

7

7 ...................

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

26,472

29,038

30,646

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1,112
26,306

945
28,967

874
29,772

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring or withdrawn .................
Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

27,418
29,912
30,646
¥26,472
¥29,038
¥30,646
¥1 ................... ...................
945

874 ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.00
Appropriation .............................................................
26,301
29,246
29,294
60.00
Appropriation ............................................................. ................... ...................
478
61.00
Transferred to other accounts ...................................
¥3
¥286 ...................

General and special funds:

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Identification code 36–0102–0–1–701

24.40

2006 est.

21.0
25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0

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Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

23.90
23.95
23.98

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 36–8180–0–7–705

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62.50
69.00

Appropriation (total mandatory) ...........................
Offsetting collections (cash) REPS ................................

26,298
8

28,960
29,772
7 ...................

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

26,306

28,967

72.40
73.10
73.20
73.40

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in expired accounts (net) .........................

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

2,171

49

52

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

23,191
3,114

28,045
3,115

29,720
923

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

26,305

31,160

30,643

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥8

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

26,298
26,297

89.00
90.00

29,772

2,002
2,171
49
26,472
29,038
30,646
¥26,305
¥31,160
¥30,643
2 ................... ...................

¥7 ...................

28,960
31,153

29,772
30,643

This appropriation provides for the payment of compensation to veterans and survivors. Compensation is paid to veterans for disabilities incurred in or aggravated during active
military service. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
is paid to survivors of servicepersons or veterans whose death
occurred while on active duty or as a result of service-connected disabilities. Compensation and vocational rehabilitation is provided to the children of Vietnam veterans who
were born with certain birth defects. The Secretary may pay
a clothing allowance to each veteran who uses a prescribed
medication for a service-connected skin condition or wears
a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance (including a wheelchair)
which, in the judgment of the Secretary, tends to damage
or tear the clothing of such veteran.
Miscellaneous benefits provided for are:

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Federal Funds—Continued

904

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

General and special funds—Continued

DISABILITY COMPENSATION ADMINISTRATION

DISABILITY COMPENSATION BENEFITS—Continued
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)—Continued

(a) payments for claims made pursuant to the provision
of the World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924, as
amended;
(b) a special allowance (38 U.S.C. 1312) to dependents
of certain veterans who died after December 31, 1956, but
who were not fully and currently insured under the Social
Security Act; and
(c) payments authorized by the Equal Access to Justice
Act.
The appropriation also provides for a pilot program authorizing VA to contract out medical examinations to determine
service-connected disabilities of veterans who are potential
applicants of compensation benefits and a program to allow
VA to perform income matches for certain compensation recipients.
In accordance with Public Law 97–377, the Reinstated Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS) program restores social
security benefits to certain surviving spouses or children of
veterans who died of service-connected causes.
Legislation is proposed to provide a cost-of-living adjustment comparable to the annual social security increase to
recipients of disability compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation, and clothing allowances. The increase, effective with payments made on January 1, 2006, is expected
to be 2.3 percent.

For operating expenses associated with the provision of compensation benefits; reimbursement of the Department of Defense for the
cost of overseas employee mail; and purchase of two passenger motor
vehicles for use by the Veterans Benefits Administration in Manila,
Philippines, $701,343,700, including no more than $11,892,000 for
construction.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0134–0–1–701

03.01
03.02
03.03

Obligations by program activity:
Administrative expenses ................................................
698
Construction, major projects ......................................... ...................
Construction, minor projects .........................................
13

2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

2,518,464
$8,863

2,593,783
$9,492

2,688,248
$9,677

Total obligations (in millions) .......................................

$22,322

$24,619

$26,015

Survivors:
Total ........................................................................................
Average payment per case, per year ......................................

315,800
$12,692

327,735
$13,026

335,081
$13,322

Total obligations (in millions) .......................................

$4,008

$4,269

2006 est.

760
739
2 ...................
13
12

03.92
09.02

Total other direct expenses .......................................
Administrative expense ..................................................

711
78

775
78

751
97

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

78

78

97

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

789

853

848

40
738

53
850

50
798

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance of FY2003 emergency sup transferred from Gen Ad ...................................................
22.30 Expired unobligated balance transfer to unexpired account ..........................................................................
21.40
22.00
22.22

23.90
23.95
23.98

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring or withdrawn .................

24.40

AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMPENSATION CASES AND PAYMENTS

2005 est.

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

63 ................... ...................
5 ................... ...................
846
903
848
¥789
¥853
¥848
¥4 ................... ...................
53

50 ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
664
658
701
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to
H.R. 2673 ..............................................................
¥4 ................... ...................
40.35
Appropriation reduced pursuant to P.L. 108–447 ...................
¥5 ...................
42.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................
119 ...................

$4,464

Veterans:
Cases ......................................................................................
Average payment per case, per year ......................................

1,147
$14,037

1,194
$14,388

1,219
$14,728

Total obligations (in millions) .......................................

$16

$17

$18

Clothing allowance:
Number of veterans ................................................................
Average payment per case, per year ......................................

82,074
$597

82,945
$615

85,273
$633

Total obligations (in millions) .......................................

$49

$51

$54

Other compensation caseload:
Special allowance dependents ...............................................
Equal Access to Justice payments .........................................

76
1,097

68
1,363

60
1,363

REPS:
Spouses ...................................................................................
Average benefit .......................................................................

15
$56,722

22
$28,678

12
$34,510

Children ...................................................................................
Average benefit .......................................................................

291
$20,945

345
$17,590

257
$18,201

Obligations (in millions) ................................................

$7

$7

$6

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0102–0–1–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

42.0
99.0

Direct obligations: Insurance claims and indemnities
Reimbursable obligations: Reimbursable obligations ...

26,465
7

29,031
30,646
7 ...................

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

26,472

29,038

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Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

660

772

701

78

78

97

70.00
Chapter 18:
Children ...................................................................................
Average payment per case, per year ......................................

43.00
68.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

738

850

798

72.40
73.10
73.20
73.40

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in expired accounts (net) .........................

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

87

146

172

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

601
145

664
130

653
169

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

746

794

822

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥78

¥78

¥97

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

660
668

772
716

701
725

89.00
90.00

53
87
146
789
853
848
¥746
¥794
¥822
¥9 ................... ...................

This appropriation provides for the corporate leadership and
operational support to VA’s Disability Compensation business
line. Additionally, funding is provided for capital asset investments.
The Veterans Benefits Administration determines eligibility
and adjudicates all claims for compensation awards. Workload
data for this program are shown below. Specific performance
goals relating to the processing of veterans benefits are contained in VA’s congressional budget. The Disability Com-

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

WORKLOAD
2004 actual

Compensation:
Rating-Related Actions ...........................................................
Non Rating Actions .................................................................

683,758
261,551

2005 est.

704,272
269,398

2006 est.

725,399
277,480

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0134–0–1–701

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other personnel compensation .............................

2005 est.

2006 est.

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal ...............

2,141

2,391

2,578

01.92
02.02

Total education program ...........................................
Administrative expenses ................................................

2,141
1

2,391
8

2,578
2

03.93

Total Direct Program .................................................
2,142
2,399
Reimbursable education program:
Veterans’ basic benefits ...........................................
7
8
Veterans’ supplementary benefits .............................
87
89
Reservists benefits ....................................................
124
251
Reservists supplementary benefits ...........................
53
37
National Call to Service ............................................ ................... ...................

2,580

09.01
09.02
09.03
09.04
09.05

8
99
284
36
1

271

385

428

2,413

2,784

3,008

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

401
2,239

227 ...................
2,557
3,008

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

2,640
¥2,413

21
1
18
4
5
12

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.00
Appropriation .............................................................
1,968
62.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................

1,991
2,580
181 ...................

775
78

751
97

62.50
69.00

Appropriation (total mandatory) ...........................
Offsetting collections (cash) .........................................

1,968
271

2,172
385

2,580
428

853

848

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

2,239

2,557

3,008

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

56
2,413
¥2,404

65
2,784
¥2,836

13
3,008
¥2,998

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

65

13

23

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

1,947
457

2,544
292

2,985
13

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

2,404

2,836

2,998

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥271

¥385

¥428

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

1,968
2,133

2,172
2,451

2,580
2,570

436
101
5
1
55
7

450
119
6
1
62
6

477
133
5
2
67
6

24.0
25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0

23
2
59
4
5
13

20
1
82
4
9
15

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

711
78

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

789

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0134–0–1–701

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

7,316

252

2005 est.

7,269

246

2006 est.

7,380

248

f

EDUCATION BENEFITS
TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

For the payment of education and training benefits to or on behalf
of veterans as authorized by law, including any payment for associated
activities authorized by 38 U.S.C. 3034(e), 3674, 3684(c), and 3697,
$2,580,115,000. In addition, for making payments after June 30, 2006
for the education program administered by the Department, such sums
as may be necessary. (38 U.S.C. chapters 21, 30, 34, 35, 36, 39,
51, 53, 55, and 61).
øFor the payment of readjustment and rehabilitation benefits to
or on behalf of veterans as authorized by law (38 U.S.C. chapters
21, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 39, 51, 53, 55, and 61), $2,556,232,000, to
remain available until expended: Provided, That expenses for rehabilitation program services and assistance which the Secretary is
authorized to provide under section 3104(a) of title 38, United States
Code, other than under subsection (a)(1), (2), (5), and (11) of that
section, shall be charged to this account.¿ (Departments of Veterans
Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0137–0–1–702

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
01.01
Veterans/servicepersons ............................................
01.03
Dependents ................................................................
01.04
Tuition Assistance .....................................................
01.05
Licensing and Certification .......................................
01.06
Work study .................................................................

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Reimbursable program—subtotal line .................

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Employee travel .........................................................
Transportation of things ...........................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Rental payments to others ........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Other services ............................................................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................
Land and structures ..................................................

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18
3
95

Total new obligations ................................................

395
82

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3
76

10.00

376
74

(INCLUDING

Payments to states ...................................................
Reporting fees ...........................................................
Special Assistance ....................................................

09.09
386
50

11.9
12.1
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.2
23.3

01.07
01.08
01.09
01.91

pensation business line provides processing of claims for veterans and dependents relating to compensation benefits under
the various laws enacted by Congress.

11.1
11.5

905

1,674
332
17
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405
18
2
21

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2006 est.

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443
18
2
21

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89.00
90.00

2,784
¥2,784

3,008
¥3,008

227 ................... ...................

This appropriation finances educational assistance allowances for certain service persons, veterans and for eligible
dependents of those veterans: (a) who died from service-connected causes or have a total and permanent rated serviceconnected disability; and (b) servicepersons who were captured or missing in action. Voluntary contributions by eligible
servicepersons and matching contributions provided by the
Department of Defense are included in the Post-Vietnam Era
Veterans Education Account.
All Volunteer Force educational assistance (Montgomery GI
Bill).—Public Law 98–525, enacted October 19, 1984, established two new educational programs: an assistance program
for veterans who enter active duty during the period beginning July 1, 1985; and an assistance program for certain
members of the Selected Reserve. Public Law 108–375 established a program to provide educational assistance to members of the reserve components called or ordered to active
service in response to a war or national emergency declared
by the President or the Congress, in recognition of the sacrifices that those members make in answering the call to
duty. The Education appropriation pays the basic benefit al-

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Federal Funds—Continued

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THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

General and special funds—Continued
EDUCATION BENEFITS—Continued
(INCLUDING

TRANSFER OF FUNDS)—Continued

lowance for veterans, except for certain Post-Vietnam Era
Veterans Education participants who transferred to the Montgomery GI Bill program. Supplementary educational assistance, Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Education converters, reservists, and the National Call to Service Program are financed by payments from the Department of Defense and
the Department of Homeland Security.
The following table shows a caseload and cost comparison
for these beneficiaries under existing legislation.
CASELOAD AND AVERAGE COST DATA
2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

Veterans/Servicemembers:
Number of trainees .................................................................
Average cost per trainee ........................................................

332,031
$5,326

351,450
$5,421

367,658
$5,603

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$1,768

$1,905

$2,060

Reservists (1606):
Number of trainees .................................................................
Average cost per trainee ........................................................

89,136
$1,958

59,934
$1,997

a service member eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill—Activeduty (MGIB) can elect to receive MGIB benefits for all or
a portion of the remaining expenses. Public Law 108–454
established a program that provides availability of education
benefits for payment for national admissions exams and national exams for credit at institutions of higher education.
Licensing and certification test payments.—Under Public
Law 106–419, veterans and other eligible persons may receive
up to $2,000 to pay fees required for civilian occupational
licensing and certification examinations needed to enter,
maintain, or advance in employment in a vocation or profession—effective March 1, 2001.
National Call to Service.—The 2003 National Defense Authorization Act directs the Department of Defense to offer
an active duty enlistment option of 15 months plus training
time to facilitate interest in National Service. Program participants will be given the opportunity to select one of the
following incentives: a $5,000 enlistment bonus, repayment
of student loans up to $18,000, or one of two education allowances.

57,725
$2,068

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$175

CASELOAD AND AVERAGE COST DATA
2004 actual

$119

46,346
$3,559

Total cost (in millions) .................................................. ....................

$165

$197

1,585

1,585

1,585

$9,253

$11,000

$11,000

Obligations (in millions) ................................................

$15

$17

$17

Adaptive equipment (including maintenance, repair: and installation for automobiles)
Number of items .....................................................................
Average benefit .......................................................................

8,133
$4,059

8,133
$4,278

8,133
$4,510

Obligations (in millions) ................................................

$33

$35

$37

Housing grants:
Number of housing grants .....................................................
Average cost per grant ...........................................................

846
$33,043

846
$50,000

846
$50,000

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$28

$42

$42

Tuition Assistance:
Number of trainees .................................................................
Average cost per trainee ........................................................

21,277
$792

22,000
$808

22,000
$831

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$17

$18

$18

Education Benefits for Payment for National Admissions
Exams:
Number of trainees ................................................................. ....................
Total cost (in millions) .................................................. ....................

102,516
$12

106,180
$12

6,424
$283

6,745
$311

7,082
$342

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................
National Call to Service:
Number of trainees .................................................................

$2

$2

$2

0

50

200

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$0

$0

$1

54,103
$3,648

Dependents’ education and training.—This program provides benefits to children and spouses of veterans who died
of a service-connected disability or whose service-connected
disability is rated permanent and total. In addition, dependents of servicepersons missing in action or interned by a
hostile foreign government for more than 90 days are also
eligible. The following table provides a comparison of trainees
and costs for the Dependents Educational Assistance program.
NUMBER OF TRAINEES AND COST
2005 est.

2006 est.

Sons and daughters:
Number of trainees .................................................................
Average cost per trainee (in dollars) .....................................

59,372
$4,966

64,479
$5,564

68,809
$5,701

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$295

$359

$392

Spouses and widow(ers):
Number of trainees .................................................................
Average cost per trainee (in dollars) .....................................

9,644
$3,868

10,593
$4,340

11,285
$4,450

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$37

$46

$50

Special Assistance to Disabled Veterans.—Certain disabled
veterans are provided with automobile grants with the associated approved adaptive equipment. An allowance, up to a
maximum of $11,000 is provided to certain service-disabled
veterans and servicepersons toward the purchase price of an
automobile. Adaptive equipment and the maintenance and
replacement of such equipment is also provided.
Specially adapted housing grants.—Specially adapted housing grants, up to a maximum of $50,000, are provided to
certain severely disabled veterans. Veterans who suffer service-connected blindness or who have lost the use of both upper
extremities can receive up to $10,000. The following table
shows caseload for this program. Specific performance goals
are contained in VA’s congressional budget.
Tuition Assistance.—Public Law 106–398, enacted October
30, 2000, allows the military services to pay up to 100 percent
of tuition and expenses charged by a school for service members. If a service department pays less than 100 percent,
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Average benefit .......................................................................

$120

Reservists (1607):
Number of trainees ................................................................. ....................
Average cost per trainee ........................................................ ....................

2004 actual

2005 est.

Automobiles or other conveyances:
Number of Conveyances .........................................................

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Licensing and Certification:
Number of payments ..............................................................
Average cost per trainee ........................................................

Work-Study.—Certain veterans, reservists, and dependents
pursuing a program of education or training, who are enrolled
as a full-time student, can work up to 250 hours per semester,
receiving the Federal ($5.15 on September 1, 1997) or state
minimum wage rate, whichever is higher.
2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

Number of contracts ...............................................................

14,815

14,855

14,855

Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

$22

$24

$25

Payments to States.—State approving agencies are reimbursed for the costs of inspecting, approving, and supervising
programs of education and training offered by educational
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

institutions and training establishments in which veterans,
dependents, and reservists are enrolled or are about to enter.
Reporting fees.—Reporting fees are paid to education and
training institutions to help defray the costs of certifying education enrollment for veterans enrolled in training during
a calendar year.

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0137–0–1–702

41.0
99.0
99.9

Direct obligations: Grants, subsidies, and contributions ...........................................................................
Reimbursable obligations: Reimbursable obligations ...
Total new obligations ................................................

2,142
271
2,413

This appropriation provides for the corporate leadership and
operational support to VA’s Education business line. Additionally, funding is provided for capital asset investments.
WORKLOAD
2004 actual

Original claims ............................................................................
Adjustments/supplemental claims ..............................................

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2005 est.

2006 est.

2,399
385
2,784

2,580
428

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other personnel compensation .............................

3,008

211,874
1,202,529

2005 est.

2006 est.

For operating expenses of education and training benefits and reimbursement of the Department of Defense for the cost of overseas employee mail, $100,340,000, including no more than $775,000 for construction.
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2006 est.

11.9
12.1
21.0
23.1
23.2
23.3

39
6

43
8

44
8

45
12
1
7
...................

51
14
3
7
1

52
15
1
8
1

24.0
25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

2005 est.

2006 est.

194,619
1,104,594

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0133–0–1–702

11.1
11.5

2004 actual

2005 est.

192,948
1,070,203

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

f

Identification code 36–0133–0–1–702

907

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Employee travel .........................................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Rental payments to others ........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Other services ............................................................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................
Land and structures ..................................................

2
...................
9
...................
...................
1

3
3
1 ...................
8
17
1
1
3
1
1
1

03.01
03.03

Obligations by program activity:
Administrative expenses ................................................
Construction, minor projects .........................................

76
1

92
1

99
1

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

77
1

93
8

100
3

03.92
09.02

Total other direct expenses .......................................
Administrative expense ..................................................

77
1

93
8

100
3

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

78

101

103

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

1

8

3

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

78

101

103

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

4
77

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

81
¥78

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

3 ...................
98
103
101
¥101

3 ................... ...................

70.00

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

76

90

1001

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

8

3

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

77

98

841

2005 est.

2006 est.

888

874

f

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

AND

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

For the provision of vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits (including independent living services and assistance) to or on
behalf of veterans, as authorized by law, $634,130,000. In addition,
for making payments after June 30, 2006 for the vocational rehabilitation and employment program administered by the Department, such
sums as may be necessary. (38 U.S.C. chapters 31, 36, 51, 53, 55,
and 61).

100

1

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0133–0–1–702

103
¥103

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
77
91
100
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to
H.R. 2673 ..............................................................
¥1 ................... ...................
40.35
Appropriation reduced pursuant to P.L. 108–447 ...................
¥1 ...................
43.00
68.00

Personnel Summary

103

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0135–0–1–702

2005 est.

2006 est.

74.40

7
78
¥73

12
101
¥94

19
103
¥98

12

19

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
86.93 Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

62
11

80
14

83
15

87.00

73

94

98

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

¥1

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

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Obligations by program activity:
Vocational rehabilitation training ..................................
Subsistence allowance ...................................................
Work study .....................................................................

314
228
10

342
239
9

372
252
10

10.00

Total new obligations (object class 41.0) ................

552

590

634

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

11
561

20 ...................
570
634

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

572
¥552

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

24

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

01.01
01.02
01.04

24.40

Change in obligated balances:
72.40 Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

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72

¥8

90
86

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¥3

100
95

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590
¥590

634
¥634

20 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.00
Appropriation .............................................................
561
62.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................

565
634
5 ...................

62.50

570

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Appropriation (total mandatory) ...........................

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634

BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

908

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

General and special funds—Continued

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS—
Continued
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0135–0–1–702

2005 est.

2006 est.

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

16
552
¥551

17
590
¥604

3
634
¥632

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

17

3

5

For the cost of direct loans, ø$47,000¿ $53,000, as authorized by
38 U.S.C. chapter 31, as amended: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section
502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided
further, That these funds under this heading are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not
to exceed ø$4,108,000¿ $4,242,000.
øIn addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out
the direct loan program, $311,000, which may be transferred to and
merged with the appropriation for ‘‘General operating expenses’’.¿
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.97 Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
86.98 Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

525
26

567
37

629
3

Identification code 36–0132–0–1–702

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

551

604

632

03.01
03.03

Obligations by program activity:
Administrative expenses ................................................
Construction, minor projects .........................................

122
2

146
3

145
2

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

561
551

570
604

634
632

03.92

Total other direct expenses .......................................

124

149

147

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

124

149

147

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

3
124

4 ...................
145
147

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

127
¥124

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

This appropriation finances assistance allowances for certain disabled veterans who are provided with vocational rehabilitation and employment services.
In compliance with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
the Vocational Rehabilitation Loan Fund Program account
is reported separately under the Vocational Rehabilitation
Loans Program Account. The Vocational Rehabilitation Loans
program provides loans (based on indexed Chapter 31 Subsistence allowance rate) to veterans enrolled in a program of
vocational rehabilitation who are temporarily in need of additional funds to meet their expenses.
Special assistance to disabled veterans.—Service-disabled
veterans requiring vocational rehabilitation receive assistance
to cover the costs of subsistence, tuition, books, supplies, and
equipment.
Work-Study.—Certain veterans pursuing a program of rehabilitation, who are enrolled as a full-time student, can work
up to 250 hours per semester, receiving the Federal ($5.15
on September 1, 1997) or state minimum wage rate, whichever is higher.
The following table shows caseload for this program. We
are now including individuals in the category of Rehabilitation Evaluation Planning and Service Delivery. Although
these cases are receiving VR&E services, they are not receiving monetary benefits. Specific performance goals are contained in VA’s congressional budget.

2004 actual

2005 est.

24,782
70,069
$7,728

25,464
71,956
$8,062

26,164
73,935
$8,443

Work-study:
Number of contracts ...............................................................
Cost (in millions) ....................................................................
Total cost (in millions) ..................................................

6,924
$10
$552

6,884
$91
$590

6,884
$10
$634

EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION

For operating expenses of vocational rehabilitation and employment
benefits (including administrative expenses incurred under section
3104(a) (1), (2), (5), and (11) of title 38, United States Code); and
reimbursement of the Department of Defense for the cost of overseas
employee mail, $147,079,000, including no more than $1,886,000 for
construction, and including no more than $305,000 for administering
the direct loan program.

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¥149

147
¥147

4 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
125
140
147
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to
H.R. 2673 ..............................................................
¥1 ................... ...................
40.35
Appropriation reduced pursuant to P.L. 108–447 ...................
¥1 ...................
42.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................
6 ...................
43.00

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................

124

145

147

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

10
124
¥117

17
149
¥134

32
147
¥141

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

17

32

38

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

97
20

115
19

117
24

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

117

134

141

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

124
117

145
134

147
141

Summary of Loan Levels, Subsidy Budget Authority and Outlays by Program (in
millions of dollars)
2004 actual

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Direct loan levels supportable by subsidy budget authority:
115001 Direct loan levels ...........................................................
115901 Total direct loan levels ..................................................
Direct loan subsidy (in percent):
132001 Subsidy rate ...................................................................

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2006 est.

Special assistance to disabled veterans:
Rehabilitation Evaluation Planning and Service cases .........
Number of participants ..........................................................
Average cost ...........................................................................

AND

2005 est.

89.00
90.00

CASELOAD AND AVERAGE COST DATA

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

2004 actual

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2006 est.

3

4

4

3

4

4

1.33

1.14

1.59

132901 Weighted average subsidy rate .....................................
0.00
1.14
1.59
Direct loan subsidy budget authority:
133001 Subsidy budget authority ............................................... ................... ................... ...................
133901 Total subsidy budget authority ...................................... ................... ................... ...................
Direct loan subsidy outlays:
134001 Subsidy outlays .............................................................. ................... ................... ...................
134901 Total subsidy outlays ..................................................... ................... ................... ...................

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Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

This appropriation provides for the corporate leadership and
operational support to VA’s VR&E business line. Additionally,
funding is provided for capital asset investments.
The VBA VR&E service provides counseling and assistance
to enable veterans with service-connected disabilities to
achieve maximum independence in daily living and, to the
maximum extent feasible, obtain and maintain suitable employment.
As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
this account records, for this program, the subsidy costs associated with the direct loans obligated in 1992 and beyond,
as well as the administrative expenses of this program. The
subsidy amounts are estimated on a net present value basis.

909

22.00

New budget authority (gross) ........................................

34

46

48

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

35
¥34

47
¥47

48
¥47

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

1 ...................

1

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.00
Appropriation .............................................................
62.00
Transferred from Compensation Benefits accounts

29
44
46
3 ................... ...................

62.50
69.00

Appropriation (total mandatory) ...........................
Offsetting collections (cash) .........................................

32
2

44
2

46
2

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

34

46

48

73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

34
¥34

47
¥47

47
¥48

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

33
1

46
48
1 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

34

47

48

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: VMLI premiums

¥2

¥2

¥2

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

32
32

44
45

46
46

WORKLOAD 1
2004 actual

Evaluation and planning ........................................................
Rehabilitation services ...........................................................
Employment services status ...................................................
Vocational/educational counseling .........................................
1 Veterans

28,183
61,346
6,480
12,500

2005 est.

2006 est.

30,438
66,254
6,998
13,500

31,960
69,567
7,348
14,175

may be in more than one category.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0132–0–1–702

2005 est.

2006 est.

11.1
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

58
7

62
10

65
11

11.9
12.1
21.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Employee travel ..............................................................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Land and structures ......................................................

65
22
1
8
1
3
20
1
1
2

72
21
2
8
1
3
35
1
3
3

76
23
2
9
1
4
27
1
2
2

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

124

149

147

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0132–0–1–702

1001

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1,105

2005 est.

2006 est.

1,102

1,123

f

INSURANCE BENEFITS
For military and naval insurance, national service life insurance,
servicemen’s indemnities, service-disabled veterans insurance, and
veterans mortgage life insurance as authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter
19; 70 Stat. 887; 72 Stat. 487, ø$44,380,000¿ $45,907,000, to remain
available until expended. In addition, for making payments after June
30, 2006 for the insurance program administered by the Department,
such sums as may be necessary. (Departments of Veterans Affairs
and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0120–0–1–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

00.01
00.10
00.12

Obligations by program activity:
Payment to NSLI ............................................................
VMLI death claims .........................................................
Payment to service-disabled veterans insurance .........

1
8
25

1
9
37

1
9
37

01.00

Total direct expenses ................................................

34

47

47

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

34

47

47

21.40

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year

1

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89.00
90.00

Note.—The Department of Veterans Affairs insurance policy loans are not an extension of Federal credit. Credit
schedules previously shown for this account have been discontinued.

The Insurance business line administers six life insurance
programs, including two trust funds, two public enterprise
funds, a trust revolving fund, and Veteran’s Mortgage Life
Insurance (VMLI), and supervises two additional programs
for the benefit of servicepersons, veterans, and their beneficiaries through contracts with a commercial company. All
programs are operated on a commercial basis, to the extent
possible, consistent with all applicable statutes. The Insurance appropriation is the funding mechanism for the following
administration of the Government life insurance activities:
U.S. Government Life Insurance Fund (USGLI); National
Service Life Insurance (NSLI); Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance Fund (S–DVI); and Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance
(VMLI).
Military and naval insurance.—Payments are made to the
USGLI fund for certain World War I veterans for extra hazards of military service and for claims on war risk insurance
issued to servicemen and veterans of World War I.
National service life insurance (NSLI).—Payments are made
to the NSLI fund for certain World War II veterans for: (a)
the extra hazards of service; (b) gratuitous insurance granted
to certain persons unable to apply for national service life
insurance; and (c) death claims on policies under the waiver
of a premium while the insured was on active duty.
Payment to service-disabled veterans insurance fund (S–
DVI).—Payments are made to the S–DVI fund to supplement
the premiums and other receipts of the fund in amounts
necessary to pay claims on insurance policies issued to veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Veterans mortgage life insurance (VMLI).—Payments are
made to mortgage holders under this program, which provides
mortgage protection life insurance to veterans who have received a grant for specially adapted housing due to severe
disabilities. The general decline in the number of policies
and the amount of insurance in force is expected to continue
in 2006 as indicated in the following table.

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BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

910

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

General and special funds—Continued

WORKLOAD
2004 actual

INSURANCE BENEFITS—Continued
Policy service actions .............................................................
Collections ...............................................................................
Disability claims .....................................................................
Insurance awards ...................................................................

POLICIES AND INSURANCE IN FORCE
2004 actual

VMLI policies:
Number of policies ..................................................................
Amount of insurance (dollars in millions) .............................

2,625
$170

2005 est.

2006 est.

2,560
$170

2,470
$169

756,270
2,137,372
35,551
532,169

2005 est.

2006 est.

739,000
2,071,00
38,000
530,000

716,990
2,004,628
37,280
523,640

Note.—The Department of Veterans Affairs insurance policy loans are not an extension of Federal credit. Credit
schedules previously shown for this account have been discontinued.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0141–0–1–701
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0120–0–1–701

42.0
99.0
99.9

2006 est.

34

45
2

45
2

47

47

f

INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION
For operating expenses associated with the provision of insurance
programs; and reimbursement of the Department of Defense for the
cost of overseas employee mail, $4,632,000, including no more than
$211,000 for construction.

2004 actual

Obligations by program activity:
03.01 Administrative expenses ................................................

2006 est.

11.1
11.5

2
1

2
1

3
1

11.9
12.1

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................

3
1

3
1

4
1

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

4
38

4
41

5
41

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

42

45

46

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0141–0–1–701

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 36–0141–0–1–701

2005 est.

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other personnel compensation .............................

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations: Insurance claims and indemnities
34
Reimbursable obligations: Reimbursable obligations ... ...................
Total new obligations ................................................

2005 est.

2005 est.

2006 est.

4

4

5

4
41

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

5
41

2005 est.

2006 est.

45

45

65

445

468

442

03.92
09.02

Total other direct expenses .......................................
Administrative expense ..................................................

4
38

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

38

41

41

PENSIONS BENEFITS

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

42

45

46

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

1 ................... ...................
42
45
46
43
¥42

45
¥45

46
¥46

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year ................... ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
68.00 Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

4

4

38

41

41

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

42

45

46

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

2
42
¥40

3
45
¥44

4
46
¥45

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

3

4

5

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

34
6

38
6

39
6

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

40

44

45

5

¥38

¥41

¥41

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

4
3

4
3

5
4

This appropriation provides for the corporate leadership and
operational support to VA’s Insurance business line. Additionally, funding is provided for capital asset investments.

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For the payment of pension benefits to or on behalf of veterans,
a pilot program for disability examinations, payment of premiums
due on commercial life insurance policies, and for other benefits as
authorized by law, $3,470,360,000; of which not to exceed $21,835,000
may be transferred to ‘‘Pension Administration’’ and ‘‘Medical Administration’’ for the administrative expenses authorized by the Omnibus
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 and the Veterans’ Benefits Act of
1992: Provided, That such sums as may be earned on an actual
qualifying patient basis, shall be reimbursed to ‘‘Medical Services’’
to augment the funding of individual medical facilities for nursing
home care provided to pensioners as authorized. In addition, for making payments after June 30, 2006 for the pension programs administered by the Department, such sums as may be necessary. (38 U.S.C.
107, 1312, 1977, and 2106, chapters 15, 23, 51, 53, 55, 61; 50 U.S.C.
App. 540–548; 43 Stat. 122, 123; 45 Stat. 735; 76 Stat. 1198; 92
Stat. 2508).
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0154–0–1–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

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01.04

Obligations by program activity:
Improved law .................................................................
Prior law .........................................................................

2,579
24

2,631
20

2,685
17

01.91
02.01
02.02
02.03

Total veterans ............................................................
Improved law .................................................................
Prior law .........................................................................
Old law ...........................................................................

2,603
667
54
1

2,651
685
50
1

2,702
698
46
1

02.91

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

89.00
90.00

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Total survivors ...........................................................

722

736

745

02.92
03.01
03.02
03.03

Total pensions ...........................................................
OBRA payment to VBA ...................................................
OBRA payment to VHA ...................................................
Contract Medical exams ................................................

3,325
7
9
1

3,387
8
11
1

3,447
8
14
1

03.91

Direct Program by Activities .....................................

17

20

23

10.00

Total new obligations (object class 42.0) ................

3,342

3,407

3,470

21.40

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year

65

114

1

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Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
22.00

New budget authority (gross) ........................................

3,391

3,294

3,470

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

3,456
¥3,342

3,408
¥3,407

3,471
¥3,470

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

114

1

911

1

Construction, major projects ......................................... ...................
Construction, minor projects .........................................
4

03.92
09.02

Total other direct expenses .......................................
Administrative expense ..................................................

146
7

139
9

148
9

09.99
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.00
Appropriation .............................................................
3,391
62.00
Transferred from other accounts .............................. ...................

03.02
03.03

Total reimbursable program ......................................

7

9

9

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

153

148

157

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

4
150

1 ...................
147
157

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

154
¥153

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

3,194
3,470
100 ...................

62.50

Appropriation (total mandatory) ...........................

3,391

3,294

3,470

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

264
3,342
¥3,334

272
3,407
¥3,674

5
3,470
¥3,470

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

272

5

5

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

3,005
329

3,288
386

3,464
6

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

3,334

3,674

1 ...................
3
3

3,470

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

3,294
3,674

3,470
3,470

This appropriation provides for the payment of pensions
to veterans or their survivors. A veteran’s entitlement is
based on active duty service of a specific length (normally
90 days or more) during a designated war period, disabilities
considered permanent and total, and countable income below
established levels. There is no disability requirement for survivor cases or veterans age 65 or older. Income support is
provided at established benefit levels. An automatic annual
cost-of-living increase comparable to the annual social security
increase is provided for those pensioners in the improved
program and to parents receiving dependency and indemnity
compensation. The increase, effective with payments made
on January 1, 2006, is expected to be 2.3 percent.

2005 est.

2006 est.

Veterans:
Improved law ..........................................................................
Prior law ..................................................................................
Old law and service ................................................................

329,662
13,026
173

324,500
11,125
153

320,082
9,513
135

Total ...............................................................................
Average payment per case, per year (in dollars) ..................

342,861
$7,594

335,778
$7,896

329,730
$8,195

Total obligations (in millions) .......................................

$2,604

$2,651

$2,702

Survivors:
Improved law ..........................................................................
Prior law ..................................................................................
Old law and service ................................................................

166,415
51,521
584

163,544
46,438
470

160,404
41,900
379

Total ...............................................................................
Average payment per case, per year (in dollars) ..................

218,520
$3,304

210,452
$3,498

202,683
$3,676

Total obligations (in millions) .......................................

$722

$736

143

138

148

7

9

9

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

150

147

157

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

15
153
¥142

26
148
¥141

33
157
¥151

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

26

33

39

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

110
32

118
23

127
24

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

142

141

151

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥7

¥9

¥9

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

143
135

138
132

148
142

89.00
90.00

$745

This appropriation provides for the corporate leadership and
operational support to VA’s Pension business line. Additionally, funding is provided for capital asset investments.
The Veterans Benefits Administration determines eligibility
and adjudicates all claims for pensions awards. Workload data
for this program are shown below. Specific performance goals
relating to the processing of veterans benefits are contained
in VA’s congressional budget. The Pension business line provides processing of claims for veterans and dependents relating to pension benefits under the various laws enacted by
Congress.
WORKLOAD
2004 actual

f

Pension:
Rating-Related Actions ...........................................................
Non Rating Actions .................................................................

PENSIONS ADMINISTRATION
For operating expenses associated with the provision of pension benefits and reimbursement of the Department of Defense for the cost
of overseas employee mail, $147,742,800, including no more than
$3,093,000 for construction.

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0143–0–1–701

Obligations by program activity:
Administrative expenses ................................................

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135

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145

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87,357
283,233

2005 est.

89,978
291,730

2006 est.

92,677
300,481

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0143–0–1–701

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

03.01

1 ................... ...................

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

AVERAGE NUMBER OF PENSION CASES AND PAYMENTS
2004 actual

157
¥157

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
144
139
148
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to HR
2673. .....................................................................
¥1 ................... ...................
40.35
Appropriation reduced pursuant to P.L. 108–447 ...................
¥1 ...................
43.00
68.00

3,391
3,334

148
¥148

2005 est.

2006 est.

11.1
11.5

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other personnel compensation .............................

75
9

67
14

71
16

11.9

Total personnel compensation .........................

84

81

87

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Federal Funds—Continued

912

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.00
Appropriation .............................................................

General and special funds—Continued
PENSIONS ADMINISTRATION—Continued

153

168

171

73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

153
¥153

168
¥168

171
¥171

86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................

153

168

171

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

153
153

168
168

171
171

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0143–0–1–701

12.1
21.0
23.1
23.2
23.3

2005 est.

2006 est.

20
1
10
1

21
2
11
2

23
1
12
2

25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0

Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Employee travel .........................................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Rental payments to others ........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Other services ............................................................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................
Land and structures ..................................................

2
22
1
1
4

4
11
1
2
4

5
12
1
2
3

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

146
7

139
9

148
9

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

153

148

157

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0143–0–1–701

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

1,435

1,344

1,351

100

100

108

f

BURIAL BENEFITS
øNATIONAL

CEMETERY ADMINISTRATION¿

For the provision of burial benefits and payments as authorized
by law, $170,577,000. In addition, for making payments after June
30, 2006 for the burial benefits program administered by the Department, such sums as may be necessary. (38 U.S.C. 107, chapters 23,
51, 53, 55, and 61).
øFor necessary expenses of the National Cemetery Administration
for operations and maintenance, not otherwise provided for, including
uniforms or allowances therefor; cemeterial expenses as authorized
by law; purchase of one passenger motor vehicle for use in cemeterial
operations; and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $148,925,000: Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading, not
to exceed $7,400,000 shall be available until September 30, 2006.¿
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øFor an additional amount for ‘‘National Cemetery Administration’’,
for expenses related to recent natural disasters in the Southeast,
$50,000, to remain available until September 30, 2005: Provided,
That the amounts provided herein are designated as an emergency
requirement pursuant to section 402 of S. Con. Res. 95 (108th Congress), as made applicable to the House of Representatives by H.
Res. 649 (108th Congress) and applicable to the Senate by section
14007 of Public Law 108–287.¿ (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Disasters Assistance Act, 2005.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0139–0–1–701

Total new obligations (object class 42.0) ................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
23.95 Total new obligations ....................................................

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NUMBER OF BURIAL BENEFITS
2004 actual

Burial allowance ..........................................................................
Burial plot ...................................................................................
Service-connected death .............................................................
Burial flags .................................................................................
Headstone markers ......................................................................
Graveliners ...................................................................................
Preplaced crypts ..........................................................................

36
19
27
18
36
9
23

37
20
28
19
36
8
23

153

168

PO 00000

168
¥168

Frm 00020

171
¥171

Fmt 3616

2006 est.

81,254
63,769
13,578
540,000
341,000
43,648
69,000

82,033
65,581
13,938
542,415
343,000
39,038
67,000

BURIAL ADMINISTRATION

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

171

153
¥153

2005 est.

For operating expenses for burial benefits, for administrative expenses of the National Cemetery Administration, and for cemeterial
expenses, including purchase of one passenger motor vehicle,
$289,709,000; of which no more than $32,000,000, to remain available
until expended, is for grants to aid States in establishing, expanding,
or improving State veterans cemeteries, as authorized by 38 U.S.C.
2408; and of which no more than $90,300,000 for construction.

2006 est.

32
18
22
17
43
10
11

75,731
62,152
13,323
499,470
355,054
54,579
29,802

f

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0129–0–1–700

Obligations by program activity:
01.01 Burial allowance ............................................................
01.02 Burial plots ....................................................................
01.03 Service-connected deaths ..............................................
01.04 Burial flags ....................................................................
01.05 Headstones and markers ...............................................
01.06 Graveliners .....................................................................
01.07 Pre-placed crypts ...........................................................
10.00

2005 est.

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a range
of burial programs to benefit eligible veterans and family
members. The responsibility for these programs is divided
between two VA organizations. Most monetary benefits and
the burial flags program are administered by the Veterans
Benefits Administration (VBA). Cemetery programs and other
in-kind benefits are administered by the National Cemetery
Administration (NCA). Funding for the provision of burial
benefits and services in VA is provided from the Burial Benefits Appropriation and the National Cemetery Gift Fund.
This appropriation provides burial benefits for: (a) the payment of an allowance of $300 (plus transportation charges
where death occurs under VA care) to reimburse, in part,
the burial and funeral expense of an eligible deceased veteran;
(b) the payment of $300 for a plot allowance where an eligible
veteran is not buried in a national cemetery or other cemetery
under the jurisdiction of the United States; (c) the payment
of a burial allowance up to $2,000 when a veteran dies as
the result of service-connected disability; (d) furnishing a flag
to drape the casket of each deceased veteran entitled thereto;
(e) furnishing a headstone or marker for the grave of a veteran and, in certain cases, eligible dependents; and (f) authority to provide outer burial receptacles in the National Cemetery Administration.

2005 est.

2006 est.

02.01
02.02
02.03
02.04

Obligations by program activity:
Administrative expenses ................................................
Construction, major projects .........................................
Construction, minor projects .........................................
Grants to states .............................................................

155
49
14
34

162
111
35
36

168
65
25
32

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

252

344

290

21.40
22.00
22.10

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Resources available from recoveries of prior year obligations .......................................................................

175
265

188
273

118
290

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Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
23.90
23.95
23.98

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring or withdrawn .................

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

441
462
408
¥252
¥344
¥290
¥1 ................... ...................

913

118

Land and structures ......................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

63
34

146
36

90
32

99.9
188

32.0
41.0

Total new obligations ................................................

252

344

290

118

Personnel Summary

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to P.L.
108–447 ................................................................

267

275

¥2

¥2 ...................

43.00

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................

265

273

72.40
73.10
73.20
73.45

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Recoveries of prior year obligations ..............................

126
252
¥233
¥1

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

144

234

265

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

160
73

151
102

157
102

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

233

253

259

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

265
233

273
253

290
259

290

2004 actual

1,553

1,566

SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS INSURANCE FUND
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

2005 est.

70
4

72
4

11.9
12.1
13.0
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.3
25.2
26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Benefits for former personnel ........................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Transportation of things ................................................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

69
19
2
2
1
1
5
43
7
6

74
21
3
3
1
1
5
40
7
7

76
22
2
3
1
1
6
42
8
7

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2006 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Capital investment ........................................................
Death Claims .................................................................
All Other .........................................................................

12
54
6

12
62
8

13
64
7

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

72

82

84

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

9
68

5
82

5
84

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

77
¥72

87
¥82

89
¥84

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

5

5

5

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

68

82

84

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

9
72
¥71

10
82
¥82

10
84
¥84

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

10

10

10

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

68
3

78
84
4 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

71

82

84

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources: Insurance account .....................
88.40
Interest on loans ...................................................
88.40
Insurance premiums earned .................................
88.40
Repayments of loans ............................................
88.40
Other income .........................................................

¥25
¥3
¥28
¥11
¥1

¥38
¥3
¥30
¥10
¥1

¥37
¥3
¥32
¥11
¥1

88.90

¥68

¥82

¥84

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
3 ................... ...................

2006 est.

65
4

PO 00000

2005 est.

09.01
09.02
09.03

89.00
90.00

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................

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1,492

2006 est.

Public enterprise funds:

Identification code 36–4012–0–3–701

11.1
11.3

19:47 Jan 25, 2005

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

2005 est.

f

144
234
344
290
¥253
¥259
¥1 ...................

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

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1001

290

This appropriation provides for the corporate leadership and
support to VA’s Burial business line and for four related
programs managed by the National Cemetery Administration
including: (1) burying eligible veterans and family members
in national cemeteries and maintaining the graves and their
environs as national shrines; (2) providing aid to States in
establishing, expanding, or improving State veterans cemeteries; (3) providing headstones and markers for the graves
of eligible persons in national, state, and private cemeteries;
and (4) providing presidential memorial certificates to family
and friends of deceased veterans, recognizing the veteran’s
contribution and service to the Nation. Additionally, funding
is provided for capital asset investments.
Specific performance goals relating to the Burial business
line are contained in VA’s congressional budget. The mission
of the National Cemetery Administration is to honor veterans
with a final resting place and lasting memorials that commemorate their service to our Nation. The National Cemetery
Administration’s vision is to provide a lasting tribute to our
Nation’s veterans by being mission-driven, results-oriented,
and customer-focused. The National Cemetery Administration
also reflects budget information for the National Cemetery
Gift Fund. Through this Trust Fund, the Secretary is authorized to accept gifts and bequests which are made for the
purpose of beautifying national cemeteries or are determined
to be beneficial to such cemeteries, or are made for the purpose of the operation, maintenance, or improvement of the
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Identification code 36–0129–0–1–700

2004 actual

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This fund finances the payment of claims on nonparticipating life insurance policies issued and currently is open
for new issues to veterans having service-connected disabilities. The program provides insurance coverage for servicedisabled veterans at standard rates.
Operating costs—
Death claims.—Represents payments to designated beneficiaries.
All other.—Represents payments to policyholders who
surrender their policies for their cash value and hold endowment policies which have matured.

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BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

914

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
88.40
88.40

Public enterprise funds—Continued
SERVICE-DISABLED VETERANS INSURANCE FUND—Continued

Capital investment.—A policyholder may borrow up to 94
percent of the value of his policy.
The trend in the number and amount of policies in force
is indicated in the following table.
POLICIES AND INSURANCE IN FORCE
2005 est.

165,651
$1,615

175,944
$1,692

2006 est.

183,047
$1,761

Financing.—Operations are financed from premiums and
other receipts. Additional funds are received by transfer from
the veterans’ insurance and indemnities appropriation, instead of direct appropriations to this fund.
Operating results and financial condition.—Since premium
and other receipts are insufficient to cover operations, the
fund continues to project liabilities in excess of assets. The
deficit is expected to reach an estimated $552 million by
September 30, 2006.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4012–0–3–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

33.0
42.0

Investments and loans ..................................................
Insurance claims and indemnities ................................

12
60

12
70

13
71

99.0

Reimbursable obligations .....................................

72

82

84

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

72

82

84

f

VETERANS REOPENED INSURANCE FUND
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4010–0–3–701

09.01
09.02
09.03
09.04

Obligations by program activity:
Death claims ..................................................................
Dividends .......................................................................
All other .........................................................................
Capital investment: policy loans ...................................

¥9
¥5

¥8
¥5

¥7
¥4

88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

¥45

¥41

¥37

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
18
24
26

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.01

2004 actual

Number of policies ......................................................................
Insurance in force (dollars in millions) ......................................

Insurance premiums earned .................................
Repayments of loans ............................................

38
15
7
3

2005 est.

41
13
7
3

2006 est.

Total new obligations ................................................

63

64

63

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

409
45

391
41

368
37

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

454
¥63

432
¥64

405
¥63

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

391

368

41

37

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

51
63
¥63

52
64
¥65

51
63
¥63

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

52

51

45
18

41
24

37
26

87.00

63

65

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57,757
$523

2005 est.

52,820
$485

2006 est.

47,900
$448

Financing.—Operations are financed from premiums collected from policyholders and interest on investments. Excess
earnings of the fund are now distributed to the policyholders
in the form of an annual dividend.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

63

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393

2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

33.0
42.0
43.0

Investments and loans ..................................................
Insurance claims and indemnities ................................
Interest and dividends ...................................................

3
42
18

3
45
16

3
47
13

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

63

64

63

f

SERVICEMEMBERS’ GROUP LIFE INSURANCE FUND
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.20
Interest on Federal securities ...............................
88.40
Interest on loans ...................................................

418

2004 actual

Number of policies ..................................................................
Insurance in force (dollars in millions) .................................

51

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.97 Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
86.98 Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

442

POLICIES AND INSURANCE IN FORCE

Identification code 36–4010–0–3–701

45

418

This fund pays claims and administrative costs on participating life insurance policies issued during the period May
1, 1965, through May 2, 1966, under three life insurance
programs: (1) service-disabled standard insurance; (2) servicedisabled rated insurance; and (3) nonservice disabled insurance availing disabled World War II and Korean conflict veterans an opportunity to acquire life insurance coverage who
were no longer eligible for other Government insurance.
Budget program—
Death claims.—Represents payments to designated beneficiaries.
Dividends.—Policyholders participate in the distribution
of annual dividends.
All other.—This represents resources for the administrative costs of processing claims and maintaining the accounts, and to those policyholders who: (a) surrender their
policies for cash value; (b) hold endowment policies which
have matured; and (c) have purchased total disability income coverage and subsequently become disabled.
Policy loans made.—A policyholder may borrow up to 94
percent of the cash value of his policy at an interest rate
adjusted to reflect private sector borrowing costs.
The following table reflects the decrease in the number
of policies and the amount of insurance in force:

342

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

442

Note.—The Department of Veterans Affairs insurance policy loans are not an extension of Federal credit. Credit
schedules previously shown for this account have been discontinued.

41
11
8
3

10.00

460

2004 actual

Identification code 36–4009–0–3–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

09.01
09.02
09.03
¥30
¥1

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¥27
¥1

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¥1

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Obligations by program activity:
Premium payments ........................................................
Payments to carrier .......................................................
Payment to GOE .............................................................

532
13
1

543
541
100 ...................
1
1

10.00

Total new obligations (object class 41.0) ................

546

644

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542

BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Total new obligations ....................................................

546
¥546

644
¥644

542
¥542

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

546

644

542

22.00
23.95

72.40
73.10
73.20
74.40

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources: Withholdings from serviceman’s pay .....

the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided further,
That during fiscal year 2005, within the resources available, not
to exceed $500,000 in gross obligations for direct loans are authorized
for specially adapted housing loans.¿
øIn addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the direct
and guaranteed loan programs, $154,075,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘General operating
expenses’’.¿ (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban
Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øNATIVE

AMERICAN VETERAN HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT¿

ø(INCLUDING

Obligated balance, end of year ................................ ................... ................... ...................

86.97
86.98

89.00
90.00

5 ................... ...................
546
644
542
¥551
¥644
¥542

546
644
542
5 ................... ...................
551

644

542

¥644

¥542

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
5 ................... ...................

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
5 ................... ...................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: Federal securities:
Par value ................................................................... ................... ................... ...................
92.01

This fund finances the payment of group life insurance
premiums to private insurance companies under the
Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Act of 1965, as amended.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS)¿

øFor administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan program
authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37, subchapter V, as amended,
$571,000, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for ‘‘General operating expenses’’: Provided, That no new
loans in excess of $50,000,000 may be made in fiscal year 2005.¿
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øGUARANTEED

¥546

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING LOANS FOR HOMELESS
VETERANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT¿

øFor the administrative expenses to carry out the guaranteed transitional housing loan program authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37,
subchapter VI, not to exceed $750,000 of the amounts appropriated
by this Act for ‘‘General operating expenses’’ and ‘‘Medical administration’’ may be expended.¿ (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
Unavailable Receipts (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–1119–0–1–704

Appropriations:
05.00 Housing program account .............................................

2004 actual

Identification code 36–4009–0–3–701

0101
0102
2005 est.

Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

546

644

2004 actual

Negative subsidies/subsidy reestimates .......................
Negative subsidies/subsidy reestimates .......................

99.0

Reimbursable obligations .....................................

546

644

542

Credit accounts:
HOUSING PROGRAM ACCOUNT
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, such sums as may
be necessary to carry out the program, as authorized by 38 U.S.C.
chapter 37, subchapters I through III, as amended: Provided, That
such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as
defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as
amended: Provided further, That during 2006, not to exceed $500,000
in gross obligations for direct loans for specially adapted housing
loans, 38 U.S.C. 3711(i): Provided further, That no new Native American housing loans in excess of $30,000,000 may be made in 2006,
including interest rate refinancing, 38 U.S.C. 3762(h).
For operating expenses associated with the housing program, as
authorized by 38 U.S.C., chapter 37, $156,675,500 to carry out the
grant program and the direct and guaranteed loan programs, of which
$4,815,500 may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation,
‘‘General Administration’’, and of which no more than $1,771,000
is available for construction: Provided, That of the amount provided
for housing operating expenses, (1) $750,000 is for administering the
Transitional Housing program as authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter
20, subchapter VI; and (2) $579,500 is for administering the Native
American housing program as authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37,
subchapter V, as amended.
øFor the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, such sums as may
be necessary to carry out the program, as authorized by 38 U.S.C.
chapter 37, as amended: Provided, That such costs, including the
cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of

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f

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¥1,889 ...................

2005 est.

2006 est.

1,020 ...................
187
229

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

542

19:47 Jan 25, 2005

2006 est.

2006 est.

41.0

VerDate jul 14 2003

¥1

2005 est.

General Fund Credit Receipt Accounts (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 36–1119–0–1–704

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

915

00.01
00.02
00.05
00.06
00.07
00.08
00.09

Obligations by program activity:
Direct loan subsidy ........................................................
3
Guaranteed loan subsidy ...............................................
199
Reestimates of direct loan subsidy ...............................
1
Interest on reestimates of the direct loan subsidy ...................
Reestimates of guaranteed loan subsidy ...................... ...................
Interest on reestimates of guaranteed loan subsidy ...................
Administrative expenses ................................................
155

2005 est.

2006 est.

22
15
1,066
604
111
107
154

37
43
...................
...................
...................
...................
155

00.91
01.12

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal (1 level)
Construction, minor projects .........................................

358
3

2,079
2

235
2

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

361

2,081

237

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

52
361

52
2,060

31
222

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

413
¥361

2,112
¥2,081

253
¥237

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

52

31

16

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to
H.R. 2673 ..............................................................

158

157

157

¥1

¥1 ...................

43.00

157

156

60.00
60.20

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Mandatory:
Appropriation .............................................................
Appropriation (special fund) .....................................

203
1

15
65
1,889 ...................

62.50

Appropriation (total mandatory) ...........................

204

1,904

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157

65

BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

916

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
232002 Guaranteed Loan Sale Securities ..................................

HOUSING PROGRAM ACCOUNT—Continued
øGUARANTEED

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING LOANS FOR HOMELESS
VETERANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT¿—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–1119–0–1–704

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

Change in obligated balances:
72.40 Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

361

2005 est.

2,060

2006 est.

32
361
¥374

19
2,081
¥2,050

50
237
¥216

19

50

71

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

86.90
86.93
86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

374

2,050

216

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

361
375

2,060
2,050

222
216

140
131
131
16
15
20
204
1,904
65
14 ................... ...................

Summary of Loan Levels, Subsidy Budget Authority and Outlays by Program (in
millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Direct loan levels supportable by subsidy budget authority:
115001 Acquired Direct Loans ....................................................
121
115002 Native American Direct Loans .......................................
6
115003 Transitional Housing Direct Loan .................................. ...................
115004 Vendee Direct Loans ...................................................... ...................
115901 Total direct loan levels ..................................................
Direct loan subsidy (in percent):
132001 Acquired Direct Loans ....................................................
132002 Native American Direct Loan .........................................
132003 Transitional Housing Direct Loan ..................................
132004 Vendee Direct Loans ......................................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

214
2
26
699

239
2
21
1,434

127

941

1,696

0.86
0.28
0.00
0.86

¥5.12
¥7.75
82.16
¥5.12

9.18
¥13.79
71.55
¥5.64

132901 Weighted average subsidy rate .....................................
0.83
¥2.71
¥2.61
Direct loan subsidy budget authority:
133001 Acquired Direct Loans ....................................................
3
¥47
22
133002 Native American Direct Loans ....................................... ................... ................... ...................
133003 Transitional Housing Direct Loans ................................ ...................
22
15
133004 Vendee Direct Loans ......................................................
¥2 ...................
¥81
133901 Total subsidy budget authority ......................................
1
¥25
¥44
Direct loan subsidy outlays:
134001 Acquired Direct Loans ....................................................
3
¥47
22
134002 Native American Direct Loans ....................................... ................... ................... ...................
134003 Transitional Housing Direct Loan .................................. ...................
5
18
134004 Vendee Direct Loans ......................................................
¥2 ...................
¥81
134901 Total subsidy outlays .....................................................
1
Direct loan upward reestimate subsidy budget authority:
135001 Acquired Direct Loan ..................................................... ...................
135002 Native American Direct Loan .........................................
1

¥42

¥41

1,668 ...................
3 ...................

135901 Total upward reestimate budget authority ....................
1
Direct loan downward reestimate subsidy budget authority:
137001 Acquired Direct Loans ....................................................
¥222
137002 Native American Direct Loan .........................................
¥1
137004 Vendee Direct Loans ...................................................... ...................

¥181 ...................
¥2 ...................
¥19 ...................

137901 Total downward reestimate budget authority ...............

¥223

¥202 ...................

Guaranteed loan levels supportable by subsidy budget
authority:
215001 Veterans Housing Benefit Program ...............................
215002 Guaranteed Loan Sale Securities ..................................

35,315
298

43,802
404

46,173
1,035

35,613

44,206

47,208

0.50

¥0.32

¥0.32

215901 Total loan guarantee levels ...........................................
Guaranteed loan subsidy (in percent):
232001 Veterans Housing Benefit Program ...............................

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3.69

4.12

0.54

¥0.28

¥0.22

183
17

¥140
15

¥148
43

233901 Total subsidy budget authority ......................................
Guaranteed loan subsidy outlays:
234001 Veterans Housing Benefit Program ...............................
234002 Guaranteed Loan Sale Securities ..................................

200

¥125

¥105

197
17

¥140
15

¥148
43

234901 Total subsidy outlays .....................................................
214
Guaranteed loan upward reestimate subsidy budget authority:
235001 Guaranteed Loan ............................................................ ...................
235002 Guaranteed Loan Sales .................................................. ...................

¥125

¥105

222

74.40

Identification code 36–1119–0–1–704

5.65

232901 Weighted average subsidy rate .....................................
Guaranteed loan subsidy budget authority:
233001 Veterans Housing Benefit Program ...............................
233002 Guaranteed Loan Sale Securities ..................................

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4 ...................
214 ...................

235901 Total upward reestimate budget authority .................... ...................
Guaranteed loan downward reestimate subsidy budget
authority:
237001 Veterans Housing Benefit Program ...............................
¥1,878
237002 Guaranteed Loan Sale Securities ..................................
¥159

218 ...................
¥787 ...................
¥31 ...................

237901 Total downward reestimate subsidy budget authority

¥2,037

¥818 ...................

Administrative expense data:
351001 Budget authority ............................................................
359001 Outlays from new authority ...........................................

157
157

156
147

157
131

As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
this account records, for these programs, the subsidy costs
associated with the direct loans obligated and loan guarantees
committed in 1992 and beyond, (including modifications of
direct loans or loan guarantees that resulted from obligations
or commitments in any year), as well as for the administrative expenses of these programs. The subsidy amounts are
estimated on a net present value basis.
Veterans housing benefit program fund program account.—
The Federal guaranty for this program protects lenders
against the following types of losses: (a) for loans of $45,000
or less, 50 percent of the loan is guaranteed; (b) for loans
greater than $45,000, but not more than $56,250, $22,500;
(c) for loans more than $56,250, but less than $144,000, the
lesser of $36,000 or 40 percent of the loan; or (d) for loans
greater than $144,000, an amount equal to 25 percent of
the Freddie Mac conforming loan limit limitation determined
under section 305(a)(2) of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage
Corporation Act (12 U.S.C. 1454(a)(2)) for a single family
residence, as adjusted for the year involved.
Native American veterans housing loan program account.—
The Native American Veterans Housing Loan program provides direct loans to veterans living on trust lands under
38 U.S.C. chapter 37, section 3761. These loans are available
to purchase, construct or improve homes to be occupied as
the veteran’s residence. The principal amount of a loan under
this authority is generally limited to $80,000, except in areas
where housing costs are significantly higher than average
costs nationwide. This is a pilot program that began in 1993
and is authorized through December 31, 2008.
Guaranteed transitional housing loans for homeless veterans
program account.—Public Law 105–368, the ‘‘Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 1998,’’ established a pilot project
designed to expand the supply of transitional housing for
homeless veterans and to guarantee up to 15 investment
loans with a maximum aggregate value of $100 million. The
project must enforce sobriety standards and provide a wide
range of supportive services such as counseling for substance
abuse and job readiness skills. Residents will be required
to pay a reasonable fee.
This appropriation provides for the corporate leadership and
operational support to VA’s housing business line. Additionally, funding is provided for capital asset investments.
The Housing program facilitates the extension of private
capital, on more liberal terms than generally available to
nonveterans, to: assist veterans and servicepersons in obtain-

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BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

WORKLOAD
[In thousands]
2004 actual

Construction and valuation ....................................................
Loan processing ......................................................................
Loan service and claims ........................................................

2005 est.

219
628
349

210
600
340

2006 est.

200
580
320

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–1119–0–1–704

2005 est.

2006 est.

11.1
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

64
10

68
11

60
11

11.9
12.1
21.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0
41.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................
Land and structures ......................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

74
19
3
7
2
7
40
1
2
3
203

79
21
3
10
1
4
34
1
2
2
1,924

71
19
3
11
1
4
43
1
2
2
80

Total new obligations ................................................

361

2,081

237

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–1119–0–1–704

1001

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1,256

2005 est.

1,281

2006 est.

1,076

f

HOUSING DIRECT LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4127–0–3–704

00.01
00.02
00.03
00.04
00.05

Obligations by program activity:
Direct loans ....................................................................
122
Interest on Treasury borrowing ......................................
214
Property sales expense ..................................................
5
Property management/other expense .............................
6
Property improvement expense ...................................... ...................

2005 est.

2006 est.

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................

78
570
¥577

71
1,353
¥1,353

71
1,967
¥1,991

74.40
87.00

ing housing credits; and assist veterans in retaining their
homes during periods of temporary economic difficulty
through intensive supplemental mortgage loan servicing.

99.9

917

Obligated balance, end of year ................................
Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................

71
577

71
1,353

47
1,991

Offsets:
Against gross financing authority and financing disbursements:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources:Payments from program account
¥3
¥1,668
¥22
88.00
Transfer of loan sales from LSSA ........................
¥297
¥404
¥1,034
88.00
Reimbursements from DLFA ................................. ...................
¥98
¥169
88.25
Interest on uninvested funds ...............................
¥73 ................... ...................
88.40
Repayments of principal .......................................
¥282
¥357
¥408
88.40
Interest received on loans ....................................
¥68
¥88
¥104
88.40
Fees ....................................................................... ...................
¥15
¥31
88.40
Cash sale of properties ........................................
¥56
¥206
¥213
88.40
Other .....................................................................
¥2
¥3
¥3
88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

¥781

¥2,839

¥1,984

89.00
90.00

Net financing authority and financing disbursements:
Financing authority ........................................................
Financing disbursements ...............................................

¥228
¥204

¥1,689
¥1,486

¥17
7

Status of Direct Loans (in millions of dollars)

1,673
202
5
4
2

00.91
08.01
08.02
08.04

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal (1 level)
Payment of negative subsidy to receipt account ..........
Payment of downward reestimate to receipt account
Payment of excess interest earned to receipt account

347
2
178
43

1,106
1,886
47
81
78 ...................
122 ...................

08.91

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal (1 level)

223

247

Total new obligations ................................................

570

1,353

2006 est.

1150

Total direct loan obligations .....................................

122

913

1,673

Cumulative balance of direct loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
1,567
1,032
1,118
Disbursements: Direct loan disbursements ...................
121
913
1,673
Repayments:
1251
Repayments and prepayments ..................................
¥282
¥357
¥408
1253
Proceeds from loan asset sales to the public with
recourse .................................................................
¥297
¥404
¥1,035
1262 Adjustments: Discount on loan asset sales to the
public or discounted ................................................. ................... ................... ...................
Write-offs for default:
1263
Direct loans ...............................................................
¥5
¥3
¥4
1264
Other adjustments, Data Reconciliation ...................
¥72
¥63
¥50
1210
1231

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

1,032

1,118

1,294

As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
this non-budgetary account records all cash flows to and from
the Government resulting from direct loans obligated in 1992
and beyond (including modifications of direct loans that resulted from obligations in any year). The amounts in this
account are a means of financing and are not included in
the budget totals.

81

10.00

2005 est.

Position with respect to appropriations act limitation
on obligations:
1111 Limitation on direct loans ............................................. ................... ................... ...................
1131 Direct loan obligations exempt from limitation ............
122
913
1,673

1290
913
182
5
4
2

2004 actual

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1,967

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
2003 actual

Identification code 36–4127–0–3–704

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
22.00 New financing authority (gross) ....................................
23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

New financing authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
67.10
Authority to borrow ....................................................
69.00 Offsetting collections (cash) .........................................
69.47 Portion applied to repay debt ........................................

220
553
773
¥570

203 ...................
1,150
1,967
1,353
¥1,353

1,967
¥1,967

203 ................... ...................

1,111
781
¥1,339

¥757
2,839
¥932

1,652
1,984
¥1,669

Spending authority from offsetting collections (total
mandatory) ............................................................

¥558

1,907

315

Total new financing authority (gross) ......................

553

1,150

1,967

ASSETS:
Federal assets:
1101
Fund balances with Treasury ..................................
Investments in US securities:
1106
Receivables, net .................................................
Net value of assets related to post–
1991 direct loans receivable:
1401
Direct loans receivable, gross .................................
1402
Interest receivable .....................................................
1405
Other ..........................................................................
1499

Net present value of assets related to direct
loans .............................................................

1999
69.90
70.00

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LIABILITIES:
Federal liabilities:
2103
Debt ............................................................................
2105
Other ..........................................................................

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2004 actual

299

274

........................

2,208

1,567
28
1,217

1,032
19
–680

2,812

371

3,111

2,853

2,811
300

2,582
271

BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

918

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

88.95

Against gross financing authority only:
Change in receivables from program accounts .......

8 ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

Net financing authority and financing disbursements:
Financing authority ........................................................
Financing disbursements ...............................................

¥9 ................... ...................
1,679
771
¥584

Credit accounts—Continued
HOUSING DIRECT LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT—Continued
Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2003 actual

Identification code 36–4127–0–3–704

2004 actual

2999

Total liabilities ..........................................................

3,111

4999

Total liabilities and net position ...................................

3,111

2,853

Status of Guaranteed Loans (in millions of dollars)

2,853

HOUSING GUARANTEED LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Acquisition of homes .....................................................
00.02 Losses on defaulted loans .............................................
00.03 Interest on Treasury borrowing ......................................
00.04 Reimburse DLFA for loan sales .....................................
00.05 Payment to trustee reserve ............................................
00.06 Reimburse Liquidating for subordination certificate ....
00.07 Loan Sale Closing Costs ................................................
00.09 Property sales expense ..................................................
00.10 Property management expense ......................................
00.11 Property improvement expense ......................................
00.12 Loans acquired ..............................................................
00.91
08.01
08.02
08.04

2005 est.

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal (1 level)
1,818
Payment of negative subsidy to receipt account .......... ...................
Payment of downward reestimate to receipt account
1,515
Payment of excess interest to receipt account .............
522

1,917
594
1
404
27
21
22
120
103
37
210

2006 est.

2006 est.

2150
2199
918
284
1
298
33
18
16
70
53
4
123

2005 est.

Position with respect to appropriations act limitation
on commitments:
2111 Limitation on guaranteed loans made by private lenders .............................................................................. ................... ................... ...................
2131 Guaranteed loan commitments exempt from limitation
35,315
43,802
46,173
2132 Guaranteed loan commitments for loan asset sales
with recourse .............................................................
298
404
1,035

f

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2004 actual

Identification code 36–4129–0–3–704

1,908
591
1
1,035
69
19
56
120
102
37
236

3,456
4,174
140
148
573 ...................
246 ...................

Total guaranteed loan commitments ........................
Guaranteed amount of guaranteed loan commitments

35,613
11,632

44,206
14,462

47,208
15,854

Cumulative balance of guaranteed loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
318,222
347,251
383,675
Disbursements of new guaranteed loans ......................
35,315
43,802
46,173
Guarantees of loans sold to the public with recourse
149
404
1,035
Repayments and prepayments ......................................
¥5,078
¥5,034
¥5,538
Adjustments:
2261
Terminations for default that result in loans receivable .......................................................................
¥283
¥594
¥592
2262
Terminations for default that result in acquisition
of property .............................................................
¥918
¥1,917
¥1,908
2263
Terminations for default that result in claim payments ....................................................................
¥156
¥237
¥305
2264
Other adjustments, net ............................................. ................... ................... ...................
2210
2231
2232
2251

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal (1 level)

2,037

959

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

347,251

383,675

422,540

2299

08.91

2290

Memorandum:
Guaranteed amount of guaranteed loans outstanding,
end of year ................................................................

116,355

127,668

140,094

148

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

3,855

4,415

4,322

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New financing authority (gross) ....................................

5,962
2,166

4,273
3,643

3,501
4,910

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

8,128
¥3,855

7,916
¥4,415

8,411
¥4,322

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

4,273

3,501

4,089

New financing authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
69.10
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................
69.47
Portion applied to repay debt ...................................
69.90

72.40
73.10
73.20
74.00
74.40
87.00

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total mandatory) .............................................
Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................
Change in uncollected customer payments from Federal sources (unexpired) ............................................
Obligated balance, end of year ................................
Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................

3,643

4,910

¥8 ................... ...................
¥9 ................... ...................
2,166

3,643

4,910

20
3,855
¥3,862

21
4,415
¥4,414

22
4,322
¥4,326

8 ................... ...................
21
3,862

22
4,414

18
4,326

Offsets:
Against gross financing authority and financing disbursements:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Payments from program account .........................
¥214
¥233
¥43
88.00
Recoveries from DLFA ...........................................
¥123
¥888
¥1,653
88.25
Interest on uninvested funds ...............................
¥257
¥210
¥211
88.40
Funding fees .........................................................
¥482
¥777
¥822
88.40
Cash sale of properties ........................................
¥762
¥1,095
¥1,090
88.40
Refunds from Trust ...............................................
¥31
¥11
¥28
88.40
Redemption of properties and other ....................
¥6 ................... ...................
88.40
Subordinate Certificate Deposits .......................... ...................
¥21
¥19
88.45
Loan sale proceeds ...............................................
¥308
¥408
¥1,044
88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

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841
1,071
1,482
283
594
592
¥52
¥66
¥92
¥79
¥117
¥146
78 ................... ...................

2390
2,183

Addendum:
Cumulative balance of defaulted guaranteed loans
that result in loans receivable:
2310
Outstanding, start of year ........................................
2331
Disbursements for guaranteed loan claims .............
2351
Repayments of loans receivable ...............................
2361
Write-offs of loans receivable ...................................
2364
Other adjustments, net .............................................

1,071

Outstanding, end of year ......................................

1,482

1,836

As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
this non-budgetary account records all cash flows to and from
the Government resulting from loan guarantees committed
in 1992 and beyond, including modifications of guaranteed
loans that resulted from commitments in any year, and from
the guarantee of loans sold through the securitization programs. The amounts in this account are a means of financing
and are not included in the budget totals.
Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
2003 actual

Identification code 36–4129–0–3–704

ASSETS:
Federal assets:
1101
Fund balances with Treasury ..................................
Investments in US securities:
1106
Receivables, net .................................................
Net value of assets related to post–
1991 acquired defaulted guaranteed loans receivable:
1501
Defaulted guaranteed loans receivable, gross .......
1504
Accounts receivable from foreclosed property ........
1505
Other Assets (LSSA Cash) .......................................
1599

Net present value of assets related to defaulted guaranteed loans ............................

1999

Total assets ...............................................................
LIABILITIES:
Federal liabilities:
2103
Debt ............................................................................

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2004 actual

5,733

4,276

87

296

840
5
........................

1,071
4
19

845

1,094

6,665

5,666

........................

6

BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
2105

1,959

1,158

2201
2204

Other liabilities .........................................................
Non-Federal liabilities:
Accounts payable ......................................................
Non-federal liabilities for loan guarantees ............

27
4,679

17
4,485

2999

Total liabilities ..........................................................

6,665

5,666

4999

Total liabilities and net position ...................................

6,665

5,666

f

HOUSING LIQUIDATING ACCOUNT
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4025–0–3–704

Status of Direct Loans (in millions of dollars)

Cumulative balance of direct loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
Disbursements: Purchase of loans assets from the
public .........................................................................
1251 Repayments: Repayments and prepayments .................
Write-offs for default:
1263
Direct loans ...............................................................
1264
Other adjustments, net1 ...........................................
1210
1232

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

17
4
2

14
3
2

00.91

Total capital investments .........................................

28

23

19

01.00
01.02
01.03
01.04
01.05

Total capital investments .........................................
Property management expense ......................................
Sales expense ................................................................
Claims processed ...........................................................
Other operating expenses ..............................................

28
4
6
¥7
1

23
3
6
¥6
1

19
3
5
¥6
1

01.91

Total operating expenses ..........................................

4

4

3

10.00

Total new obligations (object class 33.0) ................

32

27

22

2290

21.40
22.00
22.40

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Capital transfer to general fund ...................................

28
60
¥28

28 ...................
27
22
¥28 ...................

2299

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

60
¥32

27
¥27

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

72.40
73.10
73.20
74.00
74.40

125

82

¥23
32
¥33

27

22

2 ...................
27
22
¥29
¥22

25 ................... ...................
2 ................... ...................

27
22
2 ...................

87.00

33

29

88.95

89.00
90.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

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Cumulative balance of guaranteed loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
Repayments and prepayments ......................................
Adjustments:
2261
Terminations for default that result in loans receivable .......................................................................
2262
Terminations for default that result in acquisition
of property .............................................................
2263
Terminations for default that result in claim payments ....................................................................
2210
2251

2
¥27

2
¥20

2
¥15

¥8
¥5
¥4
¥1 ................... ...................
79

56

39

2005 est.

2006 est.

4,908
¥1,290

3,601
¥946

2,640
¥694

¥4

¥4

¥3

¥20

¥17

¥14

7

6

6

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

3,601

2,640

1,935

Memorandum:
Guaranteed amount of guaranteed loans outstanding,
end of year ................................................................

1,629

1,194

875

Addendum:
Cumulative balance of defaulted guaranteed loans
that result in loans receivable:
2310
Outstanding, start of year ........................................
2331
Disbursements for guaranteed loan claims .............
2361
Write-offs of loans receivable ...................................

284
5
¥4

285
4
¥3

286
3
¥2

285

286

287

Outstanding, end of year ......................................

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
2003 actual

Identification code 36–4025–0–3–704

60

10
23

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................
Against gross budget authority only:
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................

56

64

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.97 Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
86.98 Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

88.90

79

2004 actual

Identification code 36–4025–0–3–704

¥25 ................... ...................
¥40
¥55
¥42

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources: Payments from direct loan financing account ...............................................
88.40
Loan and other repayments ..................................
88.40
Sale of homes, cash .............................................
88.40
Interest on loans ...................................................
88.40
Other revenues ......................................................

113

2390

22
¥22

28 ................... ...................

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total mandatory) .............................................
Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Change in uncollected customer payments from Federal sources (unexpired) ............................................

2006 est.

Status of Guaranteed Loans (in millions of dollars)
21
5
2

69.90

2005 est.

2006 est.

Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Acquisition of homes .....................................................
00.04 Acquisition of defaulted guaranteed loans ...................
00.05 Repurchase of loans sold ..............................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
69.10
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................
69.27
Capital transfer to general fund ..............................

2004 actual

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1290
2005 est.

919

22

ASSETS:
Federal assets:
1101
Fund balances with Treasury ..................................
Investments in US securities:
1106
Receivables, net .................................................
1201 Non-Federal assets: Investments in non-Federal securities, net .....................................................................
Net value of assets related to post–
1991 direct loans receivable:
1401
Direct loans receivable, gross .................................
1402
Interest receivable .....................................................
1405
Other ..........................................................................
1499
1602

Net present value of assets related to direct
loans .............................................................
Net value of assets related to pre–1992 direct loans
receivable and acquired defaulted guaranteed
loans receivable: Interest receivable .........................

1999
¥46
¥27
¥34
¥15
¥3

¥15
¥20
¥31
¥13
¥3

¥11
¥15
¥24
¥12
¥2

¥125

¥82

Total assets ...............................................................
LIABILITIES:
2103 Federal liabilities: Debt ...................................................
2207 Non-Federal liabilities: Other ..........................................

2004 actual

5

28

27

5

191

186

184
5
........................

84
4
–2

189

86

........................

66

412

371

405
7

364
7

¥64

25 ................... ...................

¥40
¥93

PO 00000

¥55
¥53

Frm 00027

¥42
¥42

Fmt 3616

2999

Total liabilities ..........................................................

412

371

4999

Total liabilities and net position ...................................

412

371

As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
this account records all cash flows to and from the Government resulting from direct loans obligated and loan guarantees committed prior to 1992. All new activity in this program
in 1992 and beyond is recorded in the corresponding program
and financing accounts.

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BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

920

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

Credit accounts—Continued
NATIVE AMERICAN

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)

AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
FINANCING ACCOUNT

DIRECT LOAN

2003 actual

Identification code 36–4130–0–3–704

ASSETS:
Investments in US securities:
1106
Federal assets: Receivables, net .............................
Net value of assets related to post–
1991 direct loans receivable:
1401
Direct loans receivable, gross .................................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

00.01
00.03

Obligations by program activity:
Direct loans1 ..................................................................
Interest on Treasury borrowing ......................................

6
4

00.91
08.02

Direct Program by Activities—Subtotal ....................
Payment of downward reestimate to receipt account

10
1

30
25
2 ...................

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

11

32

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
22.00 New financing authority (gross) ....................................
23.95 Total new obligations ....................................................
New financing authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
47.00
Authority to borrow ....................................................
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
68.47
Portion applied to repay debt ...................................
68.90
70.00

72.40
73.10
73.20
74.40
87.00

11
¥11

55

29
1

32
¥32

23
2

25

25
¥25

22

5

8
10
20
¥52 ................... ...................

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total discretionary) ..........................................

¥44

10

20

Total new financing authority (gross) ......................

11

32

25

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ................................... ................... ...................
Total new obligations ....................................................
11
32
Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................
¥11
¥12

20
25
¥28

Obligated balance, end of year ................................ ...................
Total financing disbursements (gross) .........................
11

20
12

17
28

Offsets:
Against gross financing authority and financing disbursements:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources: Reimbursements from NADL .....
¥2
¥8
¥18
88.25
Interest on uninvested funds ...............................
¥3 ................... ...................
88.40
Non-federal sources—Repayments and prepayments of principal ............................................
¥2 ................... ...................
88.40
Non-Federal sources—Interest received on loans
¥1
¥2
¥2
88.40
Cash sale of property ........................................... ................... ................... ...................
¥8

Net financing authority and financing disbursements:
89.00 Financing authority ........................................................
90.00 Financing disbursements ...............................................

3
3

2004 actual

1150

Total direct loan obligations ..................................... ...................

1150

Total direct loan obligations .....................................

1210
1231
1251
1264

Cumulative balance of direct loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
Disbursements: Direct loan disbursements ...................
Repayments: Repayments and prepayments .................
Write-offs for default: Data Reconciliation ...................

1290

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

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25
1

22
5

Total assets ...............................................................
LIABILITIES:
Federal liabilities:
2103
Federal liabilities debt .............................................
2105
Other liabilities .........................................................

27

30

25
2

28
2

2999

Total liabilities ..........................................................

27

30

Total liabilities and net position ...................................

27

30

Net present value of assets related to direct
loans .............................................................
Other Federal assets: Other assets ...............................

1901
1999

This account contains information on the Native American
Veterans Housing Loan program and the Guaranteed Transitional Housing Loans for Homeless Veterans program. The
Transitional Housing loans are 100% guaranteed and use the
Federal Financing Bank (FFB) as the lending institution. For
budget purposes, all FFB loans shall be treated as direct
loans.
As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990,
this non-budgetary account records all cash flows to and from
the Government resulting from direct loans obligated in 1992
and beyond (including modifications of direct loans that resulted from obligations in any year). The amounts in the
account are means of financing and are not included in the
budget totals.
f

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DIRECT LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4259–0–3–702

2005 est.

2006 est.

22
2

2005 est.

5
8

21

2

2

25
23
32
6
9
26
¥1 ................... ...................
¥7 ................... ...................

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32

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3

4

4

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

3

4

4

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New financing authority (gross) ....................................
Portion applied to repay debt ........................................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

4
¥3

5
¥4

5
¥4

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

1

1

1

3

4

4

3
¥3

4
¥4

4
¥4

4
1
1
3
4
4
¥3 ................... ...................

2006 est.

27

6

Obligations by program activity:
Direct loans ....................................................................

¥20

Position with respect to appropriations act limitation
on obligations:
1111 Limitation on direct loans ............................................. ...................
50
30
1121 Limitation available from carry-forward .......................
100
100
73
1121 Limitation available from carry-forward .......................
2
2
2
1131 Direct loan obligations exempt from limitation ............
6 ................... ...................
1142 Unobligated direct loan limitation (¥) ........................ ...................
¥48
¥28
1143 Unobligated limitation carried forward (P.L. 105–368)
¥100
¥73
¥52
1143 Unobligated limitation carried forward (P.L. 102–389)
(¥) ...........................................................................
¥2
¥2
¥2

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1499

21.40
22.00
22.60

¥10

Status of Direct Loans (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 36–4130–0–3–704

3

00.01

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

88.90

1

4999

2004 actual

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Mandatory:
67.10
Authority to borrow (indefinite) .................................
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
Discretionary:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
68.47
Portion applied to repay debt ...............................
68.90

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total discretionary) ..................................... ................... ................... ...................

70.00

73.10
73.20
87.00

Total new financing authority (gross) ......................
Change
Total
Total
Total

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new obligations ....................................................
financing disbursements (gross) .........................
financing disbursements (gross) .........................

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3

4

4

3
¥3
3

4
¥4
4

4
¥4
4

BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Trust Funds

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Offsets:
Against gross financing authority and financing disbursements:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Repayments and
prepayments of principal ......................................

89.00
90.00

21.40
22.00
¥4

¥4

Status of Direct Loans (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

2005 est.

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

76
1

73
1

71
1

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

77
¥3

74
¥3

72
¥10

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

73

71

62

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.26
Appropriation (trust fund) .........................................

1

1

1

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

1
3
¥4

1
3
¥3

1
10
¥9

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

1

1

2

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

1
3

1
2

1
8

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

4

3

9

89.00
90.00

¥3

Net financing authority and financing disbursements:
Financing authority ........................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Financing disbursements ............................................... ................... ................... ...................

Identification code 36–4259–0–3–702

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

1
4

1
3

1
9

2006 est.

Position with respect to appropriations act limitation
on obligations:
1111 Limitation on direct loans .............................................

3

4

4

1150

Total direct loan obligations .....................................

3

4

4

1210
1231
1251

Cumulative balance of direct loans outstanding:
Outstanding, start of year .............................................
Disbursements: Direct loan disbursements ...................
Repayments: Repayments and prepayments (¥) ........

1
3
¥3

1
4
¥4

1
4
¥4

1290

Outstanding, end of year ..........................................

1

1

1

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
2003 actual

Identification code 36–4259–0–3–702

ASSETS:
Investments in US securities:
1106
Federal assets: Fund assets: Fund Balance with
Treasury .................................................................
Net value of assets related to post–
1991 direct loans receivable:
1401
Direct loans receivable, gross .................................

2004 actual

4

1

1

1

1

1

Total assets ...............................................................
LIABILITIES:
2103 Federal liabilities: Debt ...................................................

5

2

5

2

2999

Total liabilities ..........................................................

5

2

4999

Total liabilities and net position ...................................

5

This account consists of voluntary contributions by eligible
servicepersons and matching contributions provided by the
Department of Defense. The fund provides educational assistance payments to participants who entered the service after
December 31, 1976, and are pursuing training under chapter
32, title 38, U.S.C. Section 901 is a non-contributory program
with educational assistance provided by the Department of
Defense. Public Law 99–576, enacted October 28, 1986, closed
the program permanently for new enrollments effective March
31, 1987. Public Law 106–419, enacted November 1, 2000,
provides qualified participants in this program another opportunity (through October 31, 2001) to convert to the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance program (Montgomery GI
Bill). The estimated activity in the fund follows:

2

1499

Net present value of assets related to direct
loans .............................................................

1999

CONTRIBUTIONS, PARTICIPANTS, DISENROLLMENTS, REFUNDS AND TRAINEES
[In millions of dollars]

f

2004 actual

Trust Funds
POST-VIETNAM ERA VETERANS EDUCATION ACCOUNT
Unavailable Receipts (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8133–0–7–702

2005 est.

2006 est.

01.99

Balance, start of year ....................................................
1
1
1
Receipts:
02.20 Deductions from military pay, Post-Vietnam era veterans educatio ...........................................................
1 ................... ...................
02.40 Contributions, Post-Vietnam era veterans education
account ...................................................................... ...................
1
1
02.99

Total receipts and collections ...................................

1

1

1

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriations:
05.00 Post-Vietnam era veterans education account .............

2

2

2

¥1

¥1

¥1

1

1

1

04.00

07.99

921

Balance, end of year .....................................................

Total budget authority .................................................................
Servicepersons contributions ..................................................
Transferred from Department of Defense (bonus) .................
Transferred from Department of Defense (matching) ............
Transferred from Department of Defense (section 901) ........
Total participants (end of year) ..................................................
Total contributors (end of year) ..................................................
Average contribution per contributor (actual dollars) ................
Number of disenrollments ...........................................................
Total refunds ...............................................................................
Total trainees ..............................................................................
Total trainee cost ........................................................................
Average cost per trainee (actual dollars) ...................................
Section 901 trainees ...................................................................

$1
$1
$0
$0
$0
197,774
382
$1,832
1,853
$3
796
$1
$1,312
32

2005 est.

2006 est.

$1
$0
$1
$0
$0
195,738
264
$989
1,600
$3
712
$1
$1,360
30

$1
$0
$1
$0
$0
193,257
269
$923
1,400
$9
1,335
$1
$1,335
28

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8133–0–7–702

2005 est.

2006 est.

41.0
44.0

Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................
Refunds ..........................................................................

1
2

1
2

8
2

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

3

3

10

f

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE FUND
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8133–0–7–702

2005 est.

2006 est.

Unavailable Receipts (in millions of dollars)
Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Payment to post-Vietnam era trainees .........................
00.03 Participant disenrollments .............................................

1
2

1
2

8
2

10.00

3

3

10

Total new obligations ................................................

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Identification code 36–8132–0–7–701

01.99

Balance, start of year ....................................................
Receipts:
02.20 NSLI fund, Premium and other receipts ........................

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2005 est.

2006 est.

9,795

9,492

9,100

204

176

163

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Trust Funds—Continued

922

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
88.40
88.40

Unavailable Receipts (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8132–0–7–701

2005 est.

NSLI fund, Interest .........................................................
NSLI fund, Payments from general and special funds

730
1

672
1

621
1

02.99

Total receipts and collections ...................................

935

849

785

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriations:
05.00 National service life insurance fund .............................
05.01 National service life insurance fund .............................

10,730

10,341

9,885

¥934
¥304

¥852
¥389

¥785
¥461

05.99

Total appropriations ..................................................

¥1,238

¥1,241

¥1,246

07.99

Balance, end of year .....................................................

9,492

9,100

8,639

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8132–0–7–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

00.01
00.02
00.03
00.04
00.05
00.06
00.07

Obligations by program activity:
Death claims ..................................................................
Disability claims ............................................................
Matured endowments .....................................................
Cash surrenders .............................................................
Dividends .......................................................................
Interest paid on dividend credits and deposits ............
Payment to Insurance account ......................................

675
11
7
28
305
59
22

698
10
8
27
262
56
23

714
9
11
27
232
55
23

00.91
02.01

Total operating expenses ..........................................
Capital investment: Policy loans ...................................

1,107
64

1,084
65

1,071
65

02.93
09.01
09.02
09.03
09.04
09.05
09.06
09.07

Total direct obligations .............................................
Death claims ..................................................................
Disability Claims ............................................................
Matured Endowments ....................................................
Cash Surrenders ............................................................
Dividends .......................................................................
Interest paid on dividend credits and deposits ............
Payment to Insurance account ......................................

1,171
264
4
3
11
119
23
8

1,149
271
4
3
11
101
22
9

1,136
273
4
4
10
89
20
9

09.09

Reimbursable program ..............................................

432

421

409

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

1,603

1,570

1,545

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year ................... ...................
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
1,603
1,571

1
1,546

21.40
22.00
23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

1,603
¥1,603

1,571
¥1,570

1,547
¥1,545

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year ...................

1

70.00

¥3
¥200

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

¥365

¥330

¥300

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

1,238
1,231

1,241
1,246

1,246
1,262

11,246

10,949

10,554

10,949

10,554

10,078

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.01

Note.—The Department of Veterans Affairs insurance policy loans are not an extension of Federal credit. Credit
schedules previously shown for this account have been discontinued.

This fund was established in 1940. It is for the World
War II servicemen’s and veterans’ insurance program. Over
22 million policies were issued under this program. Activity
of the fund reflects a rising claim workload. The trend in
the number and amount of policies in force is shown as follows:
POLICIES AND INSURANCE IN FORCE
2004 actual

Number of policies ......................................................................
Insurance in force (dollars in millions) ......................................

852
330
389

785
300
461

Spending authority from offsetting collections (total
mandatory) ............................................................

669

719

761

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

1,603

1,571

1,546

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

1,461
1,603
¥1,595

1,469
1,570
¥1,576

1,463
1,545
¥1,562

1,469

1,463

2005 est.

2006 est.

1,300,404
$14,013

1,198,010
$13,112

1,097,110
$12,215

This fund is operated on a commercial basis to the extent
possible. The income of the fund is derived from premium
receipts, interest on investments, and payments which are
made to the fund from the Veterans insurance and indemnities appropriation.
Assets of the fund, which are largely invested in special
interest-bearing Treasury securities and in policy loans, are
expected to decrease from $11,157 million as of September
30, 2005 to $10,631 million as of September 30, 2006. The
actuarial estimate of policy obligations as of September 30,
2006, totals $10,401 million, leaving a balance of $230 million
for contingency reserves.
The status of the fund, excluding noncash transactions, is
as follows:
Status of Funds (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8132–0–7–701

0100
934
365
304

Change in obligated balances:
72.40 Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40

¥2
¥223

2

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.26
Appropriation (trust fund) .........................................
69.00 Offsetting collections (cash) .........................................
69.26 From offsetting collections (unavailable balances) ......
69.90

¥2
¥251

2006 est.

02.40
02.41

04.00

Optional settlements .............................................
Net income offsets adjustments ..........................

88.90

NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE FUND—Continued

Balance, start of year:
Uninvested balance .......................................................

0199

Total balance, start of year ......................................
Cash income during the year:
Current law:
Offsetting receipts (proprietary):
1220
NSLI fund, premium and other receipts ...............
Offsetting receipts (intragovernmental):
1240
NSLI fund,interest .................................................
1241
NSLI fund, payments from general and special
funds ................................................................
Offsetting collections:
1280
NSLI fund, offsetting collections ..........................
1281
Offsetting collections ............................................
1282
Offsetting collections ............................................
1299
Income under present law ........................................

2005 est.

2006 est.

11,256

10,961

10,564

11,256

10,961

10,564

204

176

163

730

672

621

1

1

1

251
2
112
1,300

223
2
105
1,179

200
3
97
1,085

1,446
3299

1,182
394

1,085
477

87.00

1,595

1,576

1,562

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.40
Repayments of loans ............................................

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1,300

1,179

1,085

¥1,595
¥1,595

¥1,576
¥1,576

¥1,562
¥1,562

Total cash outgo (¥) ...............................................
Unexpended balance, end of year:

¥1,595

¥1,576

¥1,562

8799

1,299
296

Total cash income .....................................................
Cash outgo during year:
Current law:
4500
National service life insurance fund ........................
4599
Outgo under current law (¥) ..................................
6599

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.97 Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
86.98 Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

Total balance, end of year ........................................

10,961

10,564

10,087

¥97

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BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Trust Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
90.00

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8132–0–7–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

Outlays ...........................................................................

9

9

9

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................

56

50

44

50

44

44

92.01

33.0
42.0
43.0

Direct obligations:
Investments and loans ..............................................
Insurance claims and indemnities ...........................
Interest and dividends ..............................................

64
721
386

65
743
341

65
761
310

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

1,171
432

1,149
421

1,136
409

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

1,603

1,570

1,545

f

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE FUND

Note.—The Department of Veterans Affairs insurance policy loans are not an extension of Federal credit. Credit
schedules previously shown for this account have been discontinued.

This fund was established in 1919 to receive premiums
and pay claims on insurance issued under the provisions of
the War Risk Insurance Act. The general decline in the activity of the fund is indicated in the following table:
POLICIES AND INSURANCE IN FORCE

Unavailable Receipts (in millions of dollars)

2004 actual
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8150–0–7–701

01.99

2005 est.

2006 est.

Balance, start of year ....................................................
Receipts:
02.40 Interest and profits on investments in public debt
securities, U ..............................................................

39

34

29

3

3

3

04.00

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriations:
05.00 United States Government life insurance fund .............
05.01 United States Government life insurance fund .............

42

37

32

¥5
¥3

¥5
¥3

¥4
¥3

05.99

Total appropriations ..................................................

¥8

¥8

¥7

07.99

Balance, end of year .....................................................

34

29

25

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8150–0–7–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

00.01
00.06
00.07
09.01
09.02

Obligations by program activity:
Death claims ..................................................................
Interest paid on dividend credits and deposits ............
Other Costs ....................................................................
Death Claims .................................................................
Dividends .......................................................................

4
1
1
1
2

4
1
1
1
2

4
1
1
1
2

09.09

Reimbursable program ..............................................

3

3

3

Total new obligations ................................................

9

9

9

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Total new obligations ....................................................

9
¥9

9
¥9

7
¥9

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
60.26
Appropriation (trust fund) .........................................
69.00 Offsetting collections (cash) .........................................
69.26 Offsetting collections (previously unavailable) .............

3
1
5

3
3
1 ...................
5
4

Spending authority from offsetting collections (total
mandatory) ............................................................

6

6

4

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

9

9

7

Change in obligated balances:
72.40 Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

17
9
¥10

16
9
¥10

70.00

Number of policies ......................................................................
Insurance in force (dollars in millions) ......................................

The fund is operated on a commercial basis to the extent
possible. The income of the fund is derived from interest
on investments and payments from the Veterans insurance
and indemnities appropriation. Effective January 1, 1983, premiums were discontinued because reserves held in the fund
were adequate to meet future liabilities of the program.
Assets of the fund, which are largely invested in interestbearing securities and policy loans, are estimated to decrease
from $46 million as of September 30, 2005, to $44 million
as of September 30, 2006, as an increasing number of policies
mature through death or disability. The actuarial evaluation
of policy obligations as of September 30, 2006, totals $40
million, leaving a balance of $1 million for contingency reserves.
The status of the fund, excluding noncash transactions, is
as follows:
Status of Funds (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8150–0–7–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

Balance, start of year:
0100 Uninvested balance .......................................................

56

50

44

56

50

44

3

3

3

1
4

1 ...................
4
3

Total balance, start of year ......................................
Cash income during the year:
Current law:
Offsetting receipts (intragovernmental):
1240
Interest and profits on investments in public
debt securities, USGLI, VA ...............................
Offsetting collections:
1280
Offsetting collections, USGLI ................................
1299
Income under present law ........................................

3

¥10
¥10

¥10
¥10

¥9
¥9

15
9
¥9

6599

Total cash outgo (¥) ...............................................
Unexpended balance, end of year:

¥10

¥10

¥9

8799

Total balance, end of year ........................................

50

44

38

15

15

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

4
6

4
6

3
6

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

10

10

3299

9

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8150–0–7–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

42.0
43.0
¥1

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................

8

PO 00000

¥1 ...................

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8

Direct obligations:
Insurance claims and indemnities ...........................
Interest and dividends ..............................................

4
2

4
2

4
2

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

6
3

6
3

6
3

99.9

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Repayments of
loans .....................................................................

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9,040
$28

4

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

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2005 est.

Total cash income .....................................................
Cash outgo during year:
Current law:
4500
United States government life insurance fund ........
4599
Outgo under current law (¥) ..................................

74.40

89.00

10,390
$33

0199

10.00

69.90

923

Total new obligations ................................................

9

9

9

7

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BENEFITS PROGRAMS—Continued
Trust Funds—Continued

924

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

erage and subsequently become disabled; and (c) are paid
interest on dividend credits and deposits.
The following table reflects the decrease in the number
of policies and the amounts of insurance in force:

VETERANS SPECIAL LIFE INSURANCE FUND
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–8455–0–8–701

2005 est.

2006 est.

POLICIES AND INSURANCE IN FORCE
Obligations by program activity:
09.01 Death claims ..................................................................
09.02 Cash surrenders .............................................................
09.03 Dividends .......................................................................
09.04 All other .........................................................................
09.05 Payments to Insurance account ....................................
09.06 Capital investment ........................................................

67
4
84
38
5
14

76
4
81
27
6
14

84
4
77
30
6
14

2004 actual

Number of policies ......................................................................
Insurance in force (dollars in millions) ......................................

213,454
$2,525

2005 est.

206,130
$2,466

2006 est.

198,180
$2,404

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

212

208

215

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1,540
228

1,556
221

1,569
216

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

1,768
¥212

1,777
¥208

1,785
¥215

Financing.—Payments from this fund are financed primarily from premium receipts and interest on investments.
Operating results and financial condition.—Lower than expected death rates on insurance written against this fund
has kept death claim payments well below the amount of
premium and interest receipts, thereby producing an annual
increase in the total revenue of the fund. Excess earnings
of the fund are now distributed to the policyholders in the
form of an annual dividend.

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

1,556

1,569

1,570

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

228

221

216

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

312
212
¥191

333
208
¥195

346
215
¥203

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

333

346

358

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................
Outlays from mandatory balances ................................

170
21

191
4

200
3

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

191

195

203

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.20
Interest on Federal securities ...............................
88.40
Interest on loans ...................................................
88.40
Insurance premiums earned .................................
88.40
Repayments of loans ............................................

¥141
¥5
¥63
¥19

¥139
¥5
¥60
¥17

¥136
¥5
¥58
¥17

88.90

¥228

¥221

¥216

89.00
90.00

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

92.01

1,850

1,888

1,914

1,888

1,914

1,926

Note.—The Department of Veterans Affairs insurance policy loans are not an extension of Federal credit. Credit
schedules previously shown for this account have been discontinued.

This fund finances the payment of claims on life insurance
policies issued before January 3, 1957, to veterans who served
in the Armed Forces subsequent to April 1, 1951. No new
policies can be issued. Policyholders may elect to purchase
total disability income coverage with the payment of additional premiums.
Budget program—
Death claims.—Represents payments to designated beneficiaries.
Cash surrenders.—A policyholder may terminate his or
her insurance by cashing in the policy for its cash value.
Dividends.—Policyholders participate in the distribution
of annual dividends.
All other.—Classified in this category are payments to
policyholders who: (a) hold endowment policies which have
matured; (b) have purchased total disability income cov-

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2006 est.

33.0
42.0
43.0

Investments and loans ..................................................
Insurance claims and indemnities ................................
Interest and dividends ...................................................

14
90
108

14
91
103

14
97
104

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

212

208

215

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DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
øGENERAL

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
¥37
¥26
¥13

Memorandum (non-add) entries:
Total investments, start of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................
92.02 Total investments, end of year: Federal securities:
Par value ...................................................................

2004 actual

Identification code 36–8455–0–8–701

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

OPERATING EXPENSES¿

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

For necessary operating expenses of the Department of Veterans
Affairs, not otherwise provided for, including administrative expenses
in support of department-wide capital planning, management and
policy activities, øuniforms or allowances therefor;¿ not to exceed
$25,000 for official reception and representation expensesø; hire of
passenger motor vehicles;¿, and reimbursement of the General Services Administration for security guard servicesø, and the Department
of Defense for the cost of overseas employee mail, $1,324,753,000:
Provided, That expenses for services and assistance authorized under
38 U.S.C. 3104(a)(1), (2), (5), and (11) that the Secretary determines
are necessary to enable entitled veterans: (1) to the maximum extent
feasible, to become employable and to obtain and maintain suitable
employment; or (2) to achieve maximum independence in daily living,
shall be charged to this account: Provided further, That the Veterans
Benefits Administration shall be funded at not less than
$1,027,193,000: Provided further, That of the funds made available
under this heading, not to exceed $66,000,000 shall be available for
obligation until September 30, 2006: Provided further, That from
the funds made available under this heading, the Veterans Benefits
Administration may purchase up to two passenger motor vehicles
for use in operations of that Administration in Manila, Philippines¿.
$330,466,000, including no more than $5,577,000 for construction.
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øFor an additional amount for ‘‘General operating expenses’’, for
expenses related to recent natural disasters, $545,000, to remain
available until September 30, 2005: Provided, That the amounts provided herein are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant
to section 402 of S. Con. Res. 95 (108th Congress), as made applicable
to the House of Representatives by H. Res. 649 (108th Congress)
and applicable to the Senate by section 14007 of Public Law 108–
287.¿ (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Disasters Assistance Act, 2005.)
øCONSTRUCTION,

MAJOR PROJECTS¿

øFor constructing, altering, extending and improving any of the
facilities including parking projects under the jurisdiction or for the
use of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or for any of the purposes
set forth in sections 316, 2404, 2406, 8102, 8103, 8106, 8108, 8109,
8110, and 8122 of title 38, United States Code, including planning,
architectural and engineering services, maintenance or guarantee period services costs associated with equipment guarantees provided

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DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Trust Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
under the project, services of claims analysts, offsite utility and storm
drainage system construction costs, and site acquisition, where the
estimated cost of a project is more than the amount set forth in
38 U.S.C. 8104(a)(3)(A) or where funds for a project were made available in a previous major project appropriation, $458,800,000, to remain available until expended, of which $370,709,000 shall be for
Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) activities;
and of which $8,091,000 shall be to make reimbursements as provided
in 41 U.S.C. 612 for claims paid for contract disputes: Provided,
That except for advance planning activities, including needs assessments which may or may not lead to capital investments, and other
capital asset management related activities, such as portfolio development and management activities, and investment strategy studies
funded through the advance planning fund and the planning and
design activities funded through the design fund and CARES funds,
including needs assessments which may or may not lead to capital
investments, none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall
be used for any project which has not been approved by the Congress
in the budgetary process: Provided further, That funds provided in
this appropriation for fiscal year 2005, for each approved project
(except those for CARES activities referenced above) shall be obligated: (1) by the awarding of a construction documents contract by
September 30, 2005; and (2) by the awarding of a construction contract by September 30, 2006: Provided further, That the Secretary
of Veterans Affairs shall promptly report in writing to the Committees on Appropriations any approved major construction project in
which obligations are not incurred within the time limitations established above.¿ (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and
Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act,
2005.)
øCONSTRUCTION,

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0151–0–1–700

00.11
00.12
00.30

Obligations by program activity:
General administration ..................................................
275
Major Construction ......................................................... ...................
Minor Construction .........................................................
5

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01.00
09.04

Total Direct Program .................................................
Other reimbursable programs ........................................

280
251

318
304

330
347

09.99

Total reimbursable program ......................................

251

304

347

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

531

622

677

80
531

17 ...................
605
677

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance of FY 2003 emergency supp
transferred to Compensation ....................................
22.30 Expired unobligated balance transfer to unexpired account ..........................................................................
21.40
22.00
22.21

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551
622
677
¥531
¥622
¥677
¥3 ................... ...................

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

17 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
282
303
330
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to P.L.
108–7 ....................................................................
¥2 ................... ...................
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced pursuant to P.L.
108–447 ................................................................ ...................
¥2 ...................
43.00
68.00

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

280

301

330

251

304

347

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

531

605

677

72.40
73.10
73.20
73.40

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Adjustments in expired accounts (net) .........................

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

186

212

223

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

352
170

543
53

611
55

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

522

596

666

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥251

¥304

¥347

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

280
271

301
292

330
319

89.00
90.00

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180
186
212
531
622
677
¥522
¥596
¥666
¥3 ................... ...................

1 The total cost of administering veterans insurance programs is funded through direct appropriations to this
account and through reimbursements from the insurance trust fund.

This appropriation provides for the Department’s top management direction and administrative support, including data
processing, fiscal, personnel, and legal services.
General administration.—Includes Departmental executive
direction, Departmental Support offices, the General Counsel,
the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the Board of Contract
Appeals.
Additionally, funding is provided for capital asset investments.
The Pershing Hall Revolving Fund was created to operate
and manage Pershing Hall, an asset of the United States,
located in Paris, France. All operating expenses for Pershing
Hall are borne by the revolving fund and all receipts generated by the operation of Pershing Hall are deposited in
the revolving fund.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

2006 est.

324
2
4

3 ................... ...................

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................
Unobligated balance expiring or withdrawn .................

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0151–0–1–700

309
4
5

¥63 ................... ...................

23.90
23.95
23.98

MINOR PROJECTS¿

øFor constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the
facilities including parking projects under the jurisdiction or for the
use of the Department of Veterans Affairs, including planning and
assessments of needs which may lead to capital investments, architectural and engineering services, maintenance or guarantee period services costs associated with equipment guarantees provided under the
project, services of claims analysts, offsite utility and storm drainage
system construction costs, and site acquisition, or for any of the
purposes set forth in sections 316, 2404, 2406, 8102, 8103, 8106,
8108, 8109, 8110, 8122, and 8162 of title 38, United States Code,
where the estimated cost of a project is equal to or less than the
amount set forth in 38 U.S.C. 8104(a)(3)(A), $230,779,000, to remain
available until expended, along with unobligated balances of previous
‘‘Construction, minor projects’’ appropriations which are hereby made
available for any project where the estimated cost is equal to or
less than the amount set forth in 38 U.S.C. 8104(a)(3)(A), of which
$182,100,000 shall be for Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced
Services (CARES) activities: Provided, That from amounts appropriated under this heading, additional amounts may be used for
CARES activities upon notification of and approval by the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That funds in this account
shall be available for: (1) repairs to any of the nonmedical facilities
under the jurisdiction or for the use of the department which are
necessary because of loss or damage caused by any natural disaster
or catastrophe; and (2) temporary measures necessary to prevent
or to minimize further loss by such causes.¿ (Departments of Veterans
Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
øFor an additional amount for ‘‘Construction, minor projects’’, for
expenses related to recent natural disasters, $36,343,000, to remain
available until expended: Provided, That the amounts provided herein
are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section
402 of S. Con. Res. 95 (108th Congress), as made applicable to the
House of Representatives by H. Res. 649 (108th Congress) and applicable to the Senate by section 14007 of Public Law 108–287.¿ (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Disasters Assistance
Act, 2005.)

925

11.1

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Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................

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155

2005 est.

175

2006 est.

183

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Trust Funds—Continued

926

øCONSTRUCTION,

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

14

19

21

86.90
86.93

MINOR PROJECTS¿—Continued

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new discretionary authority .....................
Outlays from discretionary balances .............................

52
10

60
10

61
11

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

62

70

72

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥3

¥3

¥3

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

62
59

70
67

71
69

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0151–0–1–700

2005 est.

2006 est.

11.5

Other personnel compensation .............................

6

8

7

11.9
12.1
21.0
23.1
23.3

161
37
4
17

183
43
4
18

190
44
5
21

24.0
25.2
26.0
31.0
32.0

Total personnel compensation .........................
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Employee travel .........................................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Other services ............................................................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................
Land and structures ..................................................

3
1
44
3
5
5

3
1
52
2
3
9

3
1
53
3
4
6

99.0
99.0

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

280
251

318
304

330
347

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

531

622

677

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0151–0–1–700

Direct:
1001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment1 ....................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
1 Reflects

2005 est.

2006 est.

1,939

2,073

2,107

492

623

675

FTE treated as reimbursements in all years and the effects of Credit Reform, per P.L. 101–508.
f

OFFICE

OF

89.00
90.00

This appropriation provides Department-wide audit, investigation, and health care inspection and support functions
to identify and report weaknesses and deficiencies in VA programs and operations that create conditions for existing or
potential instances of criminal activity, fraud, waste, and mismanagement. The audit function plans and conducts internal
programmatic audits of all facets of VA operations as well
as contract audit services for all applicable Department contracts. The investigative function conducts criminal and administrative investigations of improper and illegal activities
involving VA programs, personnel, beneficiaries, and other
third parties. The health care inspection function performs
legislatively mandated medical care quality assurance reviews
and oversight. The support function provides office administration.
Additionally, funding is provided for capital asset investments.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

INSPECTOR GENERAL

For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as
amended, ø$69,711,000, to remain available until September 30,
2006¿ $70,906,000, of which not to exceed $732,000 is for construction.
(Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)

2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

Obligations by program activity:
01.01 Direct program ...............................................................
64
01.03 Construction, minor projects ......................................... ...................

71
1

70
1

01.92
09.01

Total direct program .................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

64
3

72
3

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

67

75

74

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

4
65

2 ...................
73
74

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

69
¥67

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Employee Travel .........................................................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Other services ............................................................
Equipment .................................................................
Land and structures ..................................................

38
10
4
3
5
3
1

42
12
4
4
8
1
1

43
11
4
4
7
1
1

Direct obligations ..................................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

64
3

72
3

71
3

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

67

75

74

75
¥75

74
¥74

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–0170–0–1–705

Direct:
Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................
Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

70.00

2005 est.

2006 est.

1001

409

443

443

25

25

25

f

2 ................... ...................

SUPPLY FUND
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

71
71
¥1 ...................

2004 actual

Identification code 36–4537–0–4–705

43.00
68.00

2006 est.

11.1
12.1
21.0
23.1
25.2
31.0
32.0

71
3

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Discretionary:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
62
40.35
Appropriation permanently reduced .......................... ...................

2005 est.

99.0
99.0

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 36–0170–0–1–705

2004 actual

Identification code 36–0170–0–1–705

Appropriation (total discretionary) ........................
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) ..............................................

62

70

3

3

3

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

65

73

74

2005 est.

2006 est.

71

Change in obligated balances:
72.40 Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
73.10 Total new obligations ....................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.40 Adjustments in expired accounts (net) .........................

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¥70
¥72
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Obligations by program activity:
Reimbursable program-COGS-Merchandizing ................
Reimbursable program-Other-Operations ......................
Reimbursable program-COGS-Printing and Publications ...........................................................................
09.04 Reimbursable program-Other ........................................
09.05 Reimbursable program-Equipment-Procurement Services and Distribution .................................................
09.01
09.02
09.03

10.00

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2,018
76

2,238
87

2,492
82

8
2

8
2

8
2

3

3

3

2,107

2,338

2,587

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Trust Funds—Continued

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

478
1,907

278
2,338

278
2,587

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

2,385
¥2,107

2,616
¥2,338

2,865
¥2,587

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

278

278

927

278

26.0
31.0

Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

530
486

598
550

675
633

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

2,107

2,338

2,587

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4537–0–4–705

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
69.10
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................
69.90

72.40
73.10
73.20
74.00

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total mandatory) .............................................
Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Change in uncollected customer payments from Federal sources (unexpired) ............................................

1,805

2,338

2,587

Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

102 ................... ...................
1,907

2,338

643
2,338
¥2,338

643
2,587
¥2,587

451

2006 est.

451

f

FRANCHISE FUND

2,587

298
2,107
¥1,659

421

2005 est.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

¥102 ................... ...................

2004 actual

Identification code 36–4539–0–4–705

2005 est.

2006 est.

09.01

Obligations by program activity:
Reimbursable program ..................................................

232

332

369

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

643

643

643

10.00

Total new obligations ................................................

232

332

369

86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................

1,659

2,338

2,587

21.40
22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

73
235

76
332

76
369

¥1,805

¥2,338

¥2,587

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Total new obligations ....................................................

308
¥232

408
¥332

445
¥369

24.40

Unobligated balance carried forward, end of year

76

76

76

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Mandatory:
69.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

235

332

369

72.40
73.10
73.20

Change in obligated balances:
Obligated balance, start of year ...................................
Total new obligations ....................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

18
232
¥230

20
332
¥332

20
369
¥369

74.40

Obligated balance, end of year ................................

20

20

20

86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new mandatory authority .........................

230

332

369

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

¥235

¥332

¥369

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources
Against gross budget authority only:
88.95
Change in uncollected customer payments from
Federal sources (unexpired) ..................................

89.00
90.00

¥102 ................... ...................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
¥146 ................... ...................

Under the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 8121, the Supply Fund
is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a supply
system for VA. The Supply Fund is an intragovernmental
revolving fund without fiscal year limitations.
Budget program.—The fund provides financial support for:
(1) a National Acquisition Center or central contracting office;
(2) the maintenance of field station inventories; (3) a service
and distribution center; (4) a service and reclamation program; (5) a national prosthetics distribution center; and (6)
an asset management service.
Costs for the administration of supply activities at VA field
stations are not financed by the Supply Fund. These costs
are charged directly to applicable appropriations accounts.
Financing.—Costs of supplies, equipment, and services acquired through the Supply Fund and Supply Fund operating
costs are recovered through reimbursements from the VA appropriations and other Government agencies receiving goods
and services. For 2006, Supply Fund sales are estimated to
reach $1.01 billion. Average inventory needed to support those
sales will be $35 million.
Operating results.—The Fund operated at a profit of $17.8
million in 2004. The new total of retained earnings is $97
million. Operating expense as related to sales was 6 percent.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4537–0–4–705

2005 est.

11.1
11.5

30
1

33
1

33
1

11.9
12.1
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.3
24.0
25.1

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Transportation of things ................................................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Advisory and assistance services ..................................

31
7
4
5
2
2
8
1,032

34
7
5
5
2
3
8
1,126

34
7
5
5
2
3
8
1,215

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Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
¥6 ................... ...................

VA was chosen as a pilot Franchise Fund agency under
the Government Management and Reform Act, P.L. 103–356,
of 1994. This budget’s general provisions extends the authority under that Act. Established in 1997, administrative services included in the Franchise Fund are financed on a feefor-service basis rather than through VA’s General Administration appropriation. VA Enterprise Centers are the lines
of business within the VA Franchise Fund and are expected
to have net billings of about $369 million and employ 1,013.
The Franchise Fund concept is intended to increase competition for government administrative services resulting in
lower costs and higher quality.

2006 est.

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

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Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4539–0–4–705

11.1
12.1
21.0
23.1
23.3
24.0
25.2
26.0
31.0

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Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

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44
10
2
5
32
2
119
2
16

2005 est.

51
9
3
2
39
6
206
2
14

2006 est.

60
11
3
2
40
6
233
2
12

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION—Continued
Trust Funds—Continued

928

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

FRANCHISE FUND—Continued
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)—Continued
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4539–0–4–705

99.9

Total new obligations ................................................

232

2005 est.

2006 est.

332

369

Personnel Summary
2004 actual

Identification code 36–4539–0–4–705

Reimbursable:
2001 Total compensable workyears: Civilian full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

705

2005 est.

2006 est.

832

1,013

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GENERAL FUND RECEIPT ACCOUNTS
(in millions of dollars)
2004 actual

2005 est.

2006 est.

Offsetting receipts from the public:
36–247300 Contributions from military personnel, Veteran’s Educational Assistance Act of 1984 ......................
36–273330 Housing downward reestimates .......................
36–275510 Housing negative subsidies .............................

211
2,259
3

212
212
1,020 ...................
187
229

General Fund Offsetting receipts from the public .....................

2,473

1,419

441

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

øSEC. 101. Any appropriation for fiscal year 2005 for ‘‘Compensation and pensions’’, ‘‘Readjustment benefits’’, and ‘‘Veterans insurance
and indemnities’’ may be transferred to any other of the mentioned
appropriations.¿
SEC. ø102.¿ 101. Appropriations available to the Department of
Veterans Affairs for fiscal year ø2005¿ 2006 for salaries and expenses
shall be available for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 hire of
passenger motor vehicles; lease of a facility or land or both; and
uniforms or allowances therefore, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901–
5902.
øSEC. 103. No appropriations in this Act for the Department of
Veterans Affairs (except the appropriations for ‘‘Construction, major
projects’’, ‘‘Construction, minor projects’’, and the ‘‘Parking revolving
fund’’) shall be available for the purchase of any site for or toward
the construction of any new hospital or home.¿
SEC. ø104.¿ 102. No appropriations in this Act for the Department
of Veterans Affairs shall be available for hospitalization or examination of any persons (except beneficiaries entitled under the laws bestowing such benefits to veterans, and persons receiving such treatment under 5 U.S.C. 7901–7904 or 42 U.S.C. 5141–5204), unless
reimbursement of cost is made to the ‘‘Medical services’’ account
at such rates as may be fixed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
øSEC. 105. Appropriations available to the Department of Veterans
Affairs for fiscal year 2005 for ‘‘Compensation and pensions’’, ‘‘Readjustment benefits’’, and ‘‘Veterans insurance and indemnities’’ shall
be available for payment of prior year accrued obligations required
to be recorded by law against the corresponding prior year accounts
within the last quarter of fiscal year 2004.¿
SEC. ø106.¿ 103. Appropriations accounts available to the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year ø2005¿ 2006 shall be available to pay prior year obligations of corresponding prior year appropriations accounts resulting from title X of the Competitive Equality
Banking Act, Public Law 100–86, except that if such obligations are
from trust fund accounts they shall be payable from ‘‘Compensation
and pensions’’.
SEC. ø107.¿ 104. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during fiscal year ø2005¿ 2006, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall,
from the National Service Life Insurance Fund (38 U.S.C. 1920),
the Veterans’ Special Life Insurance Fund (38 U.S.C. 1923), and
the United States Government Life Insurance Fund (38 U.S.C. 1955),
reimburse the ‘‘General operating expenses’’ account for the cost of
administration of the insurance programs financed through those accounts: Provided, That reimbursement shall be made only from the
surplus earnings accumulated in an insurance program in fiscal year

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ø2005¿ 2006 that are available for dividends in that program after
claims have been paid and actuarially determined reserves have been
set aside: Provided further, That if the cost of administration of
an insurance program exceeds the amount of surplus earnings accumulated in that program, reimbursement shall be made only to the
extent of such surplus earnings: Provided further, That the Secretary
shall determine the cost of administration for fiscal year ø2005¿
2006 which is properly allocable to the provision of each insurance
program and to the provision of any total disability income insurance
included in such insurance program.
SEC. ø108.¿ 105. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
Department of Veterans Affairs shall continue the Franchise Fund
pilot program authorized to be established by section 403 of Public
Law 103–356 until October 1, ø2005¿ 2006: Provided, That the Franchise Fund, established by title I of Public Law 104–204 to finance
the operations of the Franchise Fund pilot program, shall continue
until October 1, ø2005¿ 2006.
SEC. ø109.¿ 106. Amounts deducted from enhanced-use lease proceeds to reimburse an account for expenses incurred by that account
during a prior fiscal year for providing enhanced-use lease services,
may be obligated during the fiscal year in which the proceeds are
received.
SEC. ø110.¿ 107. Funds available in any Department of Veterans
Affairs appropriation for fiscal year ø2005¿ 2006 or funds for salaries
and other administrative expenses shall also be available to reimburse the Office of Resolution Management and the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication for all services provided
at rates which will recover actual costs but not exceed ø$29,318,000¿
$29,758,000 for the Office of Resolution Management and $3,059,000
for the Office of Employment and Discrimination Complaint Adjudication: Provided, That payments may be made in advance for services
to be furnished based on estimated costs: Provided further, That
amounts received shall be credited to ‘‘General operating expenses’’
for use by the office that provided the service.
øSEC. 111. No appropriations in this Act for the Department of
Veterans Affairs shall be available to enter into any new lease of
real property if the estimated annual rental is more than $300,000
unless the Secretary submits a report which the Committees on Appropriations of the Congress approve within 30 days following the
date on which the report is received.¿
SEC. ø112.¿ 108. No funds of the Department of Veterans Affairs
shall be available for hospital care, nursing home care, or medical
services provided to any person under chapter 17 of title 38, United
States Code, for a non-service-connected disability described in section
1729(a)(2) of such title, unless that person has disclosed to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in such form as the Secretary may require,
current, accurate third-party reimbursement information for purposes
of section 1729 of such title: Provided, That the Secretary may recover, in the same manner as any other debt due the United States,
the reasonable charges for such care or services from any person
who does not make such disclosure as required: Provided further,
That any amounts so recovered for care or services provided in a
prior fiscal year may be obligated by the Secretary during the fiscal
year in which amounts are received.
øSEC. 113. Of the amounts provided in this Act, $25,000,000 shall
be for information technology initiatives to support the enterprise
architecture of the Department of Veterans Affairs.¿
SEC. ø114.¿ 109. None of the funds made available to the Department in this Act, or any other Act, may be used to implement sections
2 and 5 of Public Law 107–287 and section 303 of Public Law 108–
422.
øSEC. 115. (a) Hereafter receipts that would otherwise be credited
to the accounts listed in subsection (c) shall be deposited into the
Medical Care Collections Fund, and shall be transferred to and
merged with the ‘‘Medical services’’ account, in fiscal year 2005 and
subsequent years, to remain available until expended, to carry out
the purposes of the ‘‘Medical services’’ account.
(b) The unobligated balances in the accounts listed in subsection
(c), shall be transferred to and merged with the ‘‘Medical services’’
account in fiscal year 2005 and subsequent years, and remain available until expended, to carry out the purposes of the ‘‘Medical services’’ account: Provided, That the obligated balances in these accounts
may be transferred to the ‘‘Medical services’’ account at the discretion
of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and shall remain available until
expended.
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Home Revolving Fund; Veterans Health Services Improvement Fund;
and Parking Revolving Fund.¿
øSEC. 116. (a) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall conduct by
contract a program of recovery audits for the fee basis and other
medical services contracts with respect to payments for hospital care.
Notwithstanding section 3302(b) of title 31, United States Code,
amounts collected, by setoff or otherwise, as the result of such audits
shall be available, without fiscal year limitation, for the purposes
for which funds are appropriated under ‘‘Medical services’’ and the
purposes of paying a contractor a percent of the amount collected
as a result of an audit carried out by the contractor.
(b) All amounts so collected under subsection (a) with respect to
a designated health care region (as that term is defined in section
1729A(d)(2) of title 38, United States Code) shall be allocated, net
of payments to the contractor, to that region.¿
øSEC. 117. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, at the discretion of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, proceeds or revenues
derived from enhanced-use leasing activities (including disposal) that
are deposited into the Medical Care Collections Fund may be transferred and merged with ‘‘Construction, major projects’’ and ‘‘Construction, minor projects’’ accounts and be used for construction (including
site acquisition and disposition), alterations and improvements of any
medical facility under the jurisdiction or for the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Such sums as realized are in addition
to the amount provided for in ‘‘Construction, major projects’’ and
‘‘Construction, minor projects’’.¿
SEC. ø118.¿ 110. Amounts made available under ‘‘Medical services’’
are available—
(1) for furnishing recreational facilities, supplies, and equipment;
and
(2) for funeral expenses, burial expenses, and other expenses
incidental to funerals and burials for beneficiaries receiving care
in the department.
SEC. 111. Of the amounts in this title provided for operating expenses in the Department’s appropriations accounts, except for the
‘‘Medical Services’’, ‘‘Medical Administration’’, ‘‘Medical Facilities’’,
and ‘‘Medical and Prosthetic Research’’ accounts, five percent is available until September 30, 2007.
SEC. 112. In order to correct for assumptions used to restructure
the VA’s budget request and subject to subsection (d), transfers are
authorized to be made between accounts within each subsection.
Transfers shall become effective five days after notice thereof is transmitted to the Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate:
(a) appropriations available for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for operating expenses in the ‘‘Disability Compensation Administration’’, ‘‘Pensions Administration’’, ‘‘Burial Administration’’, ‘‘Insurance Administration’’, ‘‘Education Administration’’, and ‘‘Vocational Rehabilitation
and Employment Administration’’ accounts;
(b) appropriations available for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for purposes of construction (non-grants) in the ‘‘Disability Compensation
Administration’’, ‘‘Pensions Administration’’, ‘‘Insurance Administration’’, ‘‘Education Administration’’, ‘‘Vocational Rehabilitation and
Employment Administration’’, and ‘‘Housing’’ accounts;
(c) appropriations available for operating expenses in the ‘‘Medical
Services’’, ‘‘Medical Administration’’, ‘‘Medical Facilities’’, and ‘‘Medical and Prosthetic Research’’ accounts;
(d) the total amount transferred from or into any single account
may not exceed twenty percent in 2006 and five percent in 2007.
SEC. 113. Appropriations available to the Department of Veterans
Affairs for construction are available until expended.
SEC. 114. Construction funds (non-grants) provided in this title
are available for constructing, altering, extending and improving any
of the facilities under the jurisdiction of, or for the use of, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or for any of the purposes set forth in
sections 316, 2404, 2406, 8102 (excluding lease of a facility or land
or both), 8103, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8110, 8122, and 8162 of title 38,
United States Code, as appropriate to each account, including planning, architectural and engineering services, maintenance or guarantee
period services costs associated with equipment guarantees provided
under the project, services of claims analysts, offsite utility and storm
drainage system construction costs, and site acquisition. Such construction funds are also available for: (1) repairs to any of the nonmedical facilities under the jurisdiction of, or for the use of the Department, which are necessary because of loss or damage caused by any
natural disaster; and (2) temporary measures necessary to prevent
or to minimize further loss by such causes. Except for advance planning activities, including needs assessments, other capital asset management related activities, investment strategy studies, design of

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projects and planning and design activities, including needs assessments, none of the funds appropriated for construction shall be used
for any project where the estimated cost is $7,000,000 or more, pursuant to section 8104 of title 38, U.S.C. Construction funds provided
in each account for fiscal year 2006 for projects where the estimated
cost is $7,000,000 or more, shall be obligated: (1) by the awarding
of construction documents contract by September 30, 2006; and (2)
by the awarding of a design-build or construction contract by September 30, 2007. The Secretary shall promptly report in writing to
the Committees on Appropriations any approved construction project
of $7,000,000 or more in which obligations are not incurred within
the time limitations established above.
SEC. 115. Section 1703(d)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is
amended by striking ‘‘shall be available for the purposes’’ and inserting ‘‘shall be available, without fiscal year limitation, for the purposes’’.
SEC. 116. At the discretion of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
proceeds or revenues derived from enhanced-use leasing activities that
are deposited into the Medical Care Collections Fund may be transferred to and merged with the ‘‘Medical Facilities’’ account, to be
used for construction (including site acquisition and disposition), alterations and improvements of any medical facility under the jurisdiction of, or for the use of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Such
sums as realized are in addition to the amount provided for in such
account.
SEC. 117. The balances in the ‘‘Construction, Major Projects’’, ‘‘Construction, Minor Projects’’, ‘‘Grants for Construction of State Extended
Care Facilities’’, and the ‘‘Department of Veterans Affairs Capital
Asset Fund’’ shall be transferred to each appropriation provided in
this Act as appropriate, and shall remain available under the terms
under which originally appropriated.
SEC. 118. Appropriations available to the Department of Veterans
Affairs for fiscal year 2006 for ‘‘Disability Compensation Benefits,’’
‘‘Pensions Benefits,’’ ‘‘Education Benefits,’’ ‘‘Vocational Rehabilitation
and Employment Benefits,’’ and ‘‘Insurance Benefits’’ shall be available for payment of prior year accrued obligations required to be
recorded by law against the corresponding prior year accounts within
the last quarter of fiscal year 2005.
øSEC. 119. That such sums as may be deposited to the Medical
Care Collections Fund pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 1729A may be transferred to ‘‘Medical services’’, to remain available until expended for
the purposes of this account.¿
øSEC. 120. Amounts made available for fiscal year 2005 under
the ‘‘Medical services’’, ‘‘Medical administration’’, and ‘‘Medical facilities’’ accounts may be transferred between the accounts to the extent
necessary to implement the restructuring of the Veterans Health
Administration accounts after notice of the amount and purpose of
the transfer is provided to the Committees on Appropriations of the
Senate and House of Representatives and a period of 30 days has
elapsed: Provided, That the limitation on transfers is 20 percent
in fiscal year 2005.¿
øSEC. 121. Any appropriation for fiscal year 2005 for the Veterans
Benefits Administration made available under the heading ‘‘General
operating expenses’’ may be transferred to the ‘‘Veterans Housing
Benefit Program Fund Program Account’’ for the purpose of providing
funds for the nationwide property management contract if the administrative costs of such contract exceed $8,800,000 in the budget year.¿
øSEC. 122. The Department of Veterans Affairs is authorized to
expend such sums as are available in the unobligated balances of
the funds originally appropriated to ‘‘Medical Care’’ for emergency
expenses resulting from the January 1994 earthquake in southern
California in Public Law 103–211, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1994, for the same purposes of the ‘‘Medical Services’’
account, to remain available until expended.¿
øSEC. 123. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary) shall allow veterans eligible
under existing VA Medical Care requirements and who reside in
Alaska to obtain medical care services from medical facilities supported by the Indian Health Services or tribal organizations. The
Secretary shall: (1) limit the application of this provision to rural
Alaskan veterans in areas where an existing VA facility or VA-contracted service is unavailable; (2) require participating veterans and
facilities to comply with all appropriate rules and regulations, as
established by the Secretary; (3) require this provision to be consistent with CARES; and (4) result in no additional cost to the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Indian Health Service.¿
øSEC. 124. Of the funds made available under the heading ‘‘Construction, minor projects’’ in chapter 11 of division B of the Military

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Trust Funds—Continued

930

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS—Continued
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)—Continued

Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental
Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108–324, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may transfer up to $19,800,000 to the ‘‘Medical Facilities’’ account for non-recurring maintenance expenses related to hurricane and tropical storm damage.¿ (Departments of Veterans Affairs
and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)
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TITLE IV—GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 401. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall
remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless
expressly so provided herein.
øSEC. 402. No funds appropriated by this Act may be expended—
(1) pursuant to a certification of an officer or employee of the
United States unless—
(A) such certification is accompanied by, or is part of, a
voucher or abstract which describes the payee or payees and
the items or services for which such expenditure is being made;
or
(B) the expenditure of funds pursuant to such certification,
and without such a voucher or abstract, is specifically authorized by law; and
(2) unless such expenditure is subject to audit by the General
Accounting Officer or is specifically exempt by law from such
audit.¿
øSEC. 403. None of the funds provided in this Act to any department or agency may be obligated or expended for: (1) the transportation of any officer or employee of such department or agency between the domicile and the place of employment of the officer or
employee, with the exception of an officer or employee authorized
such transportation under 31 U.S.C. 1344 or 5 U.S.C. 7905; or (2)
to provide a cook, chauffeur, or other personal servants to any officer
or employee of such department or agency.¿
øSEC. 404. None of the funds provided in this Act may be used
for payment, through grants or contracts, to recipients that do not
share in the cost of conducting research resulting from proposals
not specifically solicited by the Government: Provided, That the extent of cost sharing by the recipient shall reflect the mutuality of
interest of the grantee or contractor and the Government in the
research.¿
SEC. ø405.¿ 402. None of the funds provided in this Act may be
used, directly or through grants, to pay or to provide reimbursement
for payment of the salary of a consultant (whether retained by the
Federal Government or a grantee) at more than the daily equivalent
of the rate paid for level IV of the Executive Schedule, unless specifically authorized by law.
SEC. ø406.¿ 403. None of the funds provided in this Act may be
used to pay the expenses of, or otherwise compensate, non-Federal
parties intervening in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. Nothing
herein affects the authority of the Consumer Product Safety Commission pursuant to section 7 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15
U.S.C. 2056 et seq.).
SEC. ø407.¿ 404. Except as otherwise provided under existing law,
or under an existing Executive order issued pursuant to an existing
law, the obligation or expenditure of any appropriation under this
Act for contracts for any consulting service shall be limited to contracts which are: (1) a matter of public record and available for
public inspection; and (2) thereafter included in a publicly available
list of all contracts entered into within 24 months prior to the date
on which the list is made available to the public and of all contracts
on which performance has not been completed by such date. The
list required by the preceding sentence shall be updated quarterly
and shall include a narrative description of the work to be performed
under each such contract.
SEC. ø408.¿ 405. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may
be used to implement any cap on reimbursements to grantees for
indirect costs, except as published in Office of Management and Budget Circular A–21.
SEC. ø409.¿ 406. Such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year
ø2005¿ 2006 pay raises for programs funded by this Act shall be
absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.

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SEC. ø410.¿ 407. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that, to the
greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased
with funds made available in this Act should be American-made.
(b) In providing financial assistance to, or entering into any contract with, any entity using funds made available in this Act, the
head of each Federal agency, to the greatest extent practicable, shall
provide to such entity a notice describing the statement made in
subsection (a) by Congress.
SEC. ø411.¿ 408. None of the funds made available in this Act
may be used for any program, project, or activity, when it is made
known to the Federal entity or official to which the funds are made
available that the program, project, or activity is not in compliance
with any Federal law relating to risk assessment, the protection
of private property rights, or unfunded mandates.
SEC. ø412.¿ 409. Except in the case of entities that are funded
solely with Federal funds or any natural persons that are funded
under this Act, none of the funds in this Act shall be used for
the planning or execution of any program to pay the expenses of,
or otherwise compensate, non-Federal parties to lobby or litigate in
respect to adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act. A chief executive officer of any entity receiving funds under this Act shall certify
that none of these funds have been used to engage in the lobbying
of the Federal Government or in litigation against the United States
unless authorized under existing law.
SEC. ø413.¿ 410. No part of any funds appropriated in this Act
shall be used by an agency of the executive branch, other than for
normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, and for the preparation, distribution
or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio, television
or film presentation designed to support or defeat legislation pending
before Congress, except in presentation to Congress itself.
SEC. ø414.¿ 411. All departments and agencies funded under this
Act are encouraged, within the limits of the existing statutory authorities and funding, to expand their use of ‘‘E-Commerce’’ technologies and procedures in the conduct of their business practices
and public service activities.
SEC. ø415.¿ 412. None of the funds made available in this Act
may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality
of the United States Government except pursuant to a transfer made
by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.
SEC. ø416.¿ 413. None of the funds provided in this Act to any
department or agency shall be obligated or expended to procure passenger automobiles as defined in 15 U.S.C. 2001 with an EPA estimated miles per gallon average of less than 22 miles per gallon.
øSEC. 417. Section 313 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act
of 1958, as amended, is further amended in subsection (a)—
(1) by striking ‘‘2004’’ and inserting ‘‘2005’’; and
(2) by striking ‘‘Space flight capabilities’’ and inserting ‘‘Exploration capabilities’’.¿
øSEC. 418. None of the funds made available in this Act may
be used to implement any policy prohibiting the Directors of the
Veterans Integrated Service Networks from conducting outreach or
marketing to enroll new veterans within their respective Networks.¿
øSEC. 419. It is the sense of Congress that no veteran should
wait more than 30 days for an initial doctor’s appointment.¿
øSEC. 420. None of the funds made available to NASA in this
Act may be used for voluntary separation incentive payments as
provided for in subchapter II of chapter 35 of title 5, United States
Code, unless the Administrator of NASA has first certified to Congress that such payments would not result in the loss of skills related
to the safety of the Space Shuttle or the International Space Station
or to the conduct of independent safety oversight in the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.¿
øSEC. 421. (a) TREATMENT OF PIONEER HOMES IN ALASKA AS STATE
HOME FOR VETERANS.—For this fiscal year and each fiscal year hereafter, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may—
(1) treat the Pioneer Homes in the State of Alaska collectively
as a single State home for veterans for purposes of section 1741
of title 38, United States Code; and
(2) make per diem payments to the State of Alaska for care
provided to veterans in the Pioneer Homes in accordance with
the provisions of that section.
(b) TREATMENT NOTWITHSTANDING NON-VETERAN RESIDENCY.—The
Secretary may treat the Pioneer Homes as a State home under subsection (a) notwithstanding the residency of non-veterans in one or
more of the Pioneer Homes.

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
(c) PIONEER HOMES DEFINED.—In this section, the term ‘‘Pioneer
Homes’’ means the six regional homes in the State of Alaska known
as Pioneer Homes, which are located in the following:
(1) Anchorage, Alaska.
(2) Fairbanks, Alaska.
(3) Juneau, Alaska.
(4) Ketchikan, Alaska.
(5) Palmer, Alaska.
(6) Sitka, Alaska.
(d) LIMITATION.—The number of beds occupied by veterans collectively in the six Pioneer Homes listed under subsection (c) for which
per diem would be paid under this authority shall not exceed the
number of veterans in State beds that otherwise would be permitted
in Alaska under the Department of Veterans Affairs State home
regulations governing the number of beds per veteran population.¿
øSEC. 422. Of the amounts available to the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration, such sums as may be necessary for the
benefit of the families of the astronauts who died on board the Space
Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003, are available under the terms
of section 203(c)(13) of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of
1958, as amended, independent of the limitations established therein.¿
øSEC. 423. Section 428 of the Departments of Veterans Affairs
and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies
Appropriations Act, 2004 is amended—
(1) in subsection (c), by inserting ‘‘new’’ before ‘‘spark ignition
engines’’; and
(2) in subsection (d), by striking ‘‘The prohibition in subsection
(e)’’ and inserting ‘‘The prohibition in subsection (c)’’.¿
øSEC. 424. In addition to the amounts otherwise provided in this
or any other Act for fiscal year 2005, for ‘‘Department of Housing
and Urban Development, Community Development Fund’’,

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$31,000,000 to remain available until expended for a grant to The
Hudson River Park Trust for planning, design and reconstruction
of Pier 86 in New York City.¿
øSEC. 425. From within funds available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, $200,000 shall be made available until expended to
Eric and Brian Simon of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be divided evenly
between the individuals.¿
øSEC. 426. (a) WAIVER OF REQUIREMENTS.—Subject to subsection
(b), the limitation on the release of funds in section 104(g)(2) of
the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C.
5304) shall not apply to the Village of Chickasaw Sewer Collection
and Treatment System, located in the Village of Chickasaw, Mercer
County, Ohio.
(b) APPLICABILITY.—Subsection (a) only applies to the grant that
was awarded to the Village of Chickasaw (Ohio Small Cities CDBG
Grant # C–W–03–283–1), for the period beginning September 1, 2003,
and ending October 31, 2005, and in the amount of $600,000.
(c) ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS.—Notwithstanding the provisions of
this section, the Village of Chickasaw must complete all appropriate
environment reviews in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of
the State of Ohio.¿
SEC. 414. Notwithstanding 40 U.S.C. 524, 571, and 572, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration may
sell the National Aeronautics and Space Administration-owned property on the Camp Parks Military Reservation, Alameda County, California, and credit the net proceeds of such sales as offsetting collections to its Exploration, science and aeronautics account. Such funds
shall be available until expended; to be used to replace the facilities
at Camp Parks that are still required, to improve other National
Aeronautics and Space Administration-owned facilities, or both. (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development,
and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.)

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