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Empowering our partners to build innovative, Veteran-centered solutions.

  • A secure API platform to service Veterans.

    Lighthouse is an API platform that gives developers secure access to the VA data they need to build helpful tools and services for Veterans. Streamlined and accessible, we designed a modern API development experience to easily build services that provide Veterans with consistent and reliable access to their data.

  • A modern, reliable API library.

    Our library consists of APls for Appeals, Benefits, Health, Facilities, Forms, and Veteran verification Information. These APls allow approved Individuals and organizations to access VA information systems at no cost. API Consumers can immediately request API key access to sandbox data to explore how they can use VA APls to create tools that serve Veterans.

The APIs


Use the OpenID Connect standard to allow Veterans to authorize third-party application to access data on their behalf.

Appeals API

Enables managing Veterans’ decision review requests per the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) or the legacy benefits appeals process.

Benefits API

Enables approved organizations to submit benefits-related PDFs and access information on a Veteran’s behalf.

Facilities API

Use the VA Facility API to find relevant information about a specific VA facility. For each VA facility, you'll find contact information, location, hours of operation and available services. For medical facilities only, we provide data on appointment wait times and patient satisfaction.

Forms API

Our goal is to make it easier to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of VA forms. This API indexes data sourced from, creating unique hashes for each version of a form and allowing quick lookup.

Health API

Use our Health APIs to build tools that help Veterans manage their health, view their VA medical records, and share their information with caregivers and providers. The APIs also provide a Veteran the ability to view their eligibility information that will help them determine if they can receive community care based on facility proximity and a Veteran’s ability to access care.

Veteran Verification API

We are working to give Veterans control of their information – their service history, Veteran status, discharge information, and more – and letting them control who sees it. 

Page last updated on June 11, 2021


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