Va.gov Site Title

VA.gov Home | Veterans Affairs

Va.gov Meta Description

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Va.gov Test Results

va.gov Mobile Usability: 94/100

Quick overview:
Size tap targets appropriately
Some of the links/buttons on your webpage may be too small for a user to easily tap on a touchscreen. Consider making these tap targets larger to provide a better user experience.
The following tap targets are close to other nearby tap targets and may need additional spacing around them.
The tap target <a href="https://www.va…healthbenefits">Access Your Health Benefits</a> and 14 others are close to other tap targets .
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va.gov Mobile Speed: 37/100

Quick overview:
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
Your page has 19 blocking script resources and 9 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.
https://va.gov/va_files/2014/responsive/scripts/jquery-1-10-2.js
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Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
https://va.gov/va_files/2014/responsive/styles/bootstrap.css
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Leverage browser caching
Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.
Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:
https://va.gov/custom2.js (expiration not specified)
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Optimize images
Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 321.9KiB (57% reduction).
Compressing https://www.va.gov/images/Access_to_Care.jpg could save 101.5KiB (74% reduction).
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Enable compression
Compressing resources with gzip or deflate can reduce the number of bytes sent over the network.
Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 319KiB (71% reduction).
Compressing https://va.gov/va_files/2014/responsive/scripts/jquery-1-10-2.js could save 187.6KiB (70% reduction).
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Minify JavaScript
Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.
Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 168.6KiB (49% reduction).
Minifying https://va.gov/va_files/2014/responsive/scripts/jquery-1-10-2.js could save 125KiB (47% reduction).
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Minify HTML
Compacting HTML code, including any inline JavaScript and CSS contained in it, can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
Minify HTML for the following resources to reduce their size by 12.3KiB (27% reduction).
Minifying https://va.gov/ could save 12.3KiB (27% reduction).
Minify CSS
Compacting CSS code can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
Minify CSS for the following resources to reduce their size by 6.3KiB (25% reduction).
Minifying https://va.gov/va_files/2014/responsive/styles/layout.css could save 3KiB (24% reduction) after compression.
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