What are VA programs? Veterans Administration loans, which are available to veterans, reservists and military personnel, are attractive because the buyer is not required to make a down payment. The maximum loan amount the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will insure varies by region. There is no restriction on the purchase price as long as you have the cash to make up the difference between the loan amount and the purchase price. For the nearest regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, call (800) 827-1000.