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Commander thankful shutdown is halted

Commander thankful shutdown is halted

Dellinger says ground must be regained on the claims backlog as elected leaders work toward a lasting solution to the funding crisis.

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Commander: Clock is ticking toward Nov. 1

Commander: Clock is ticking toward Nov. 1

National Commander Dan Dellinger implores Congress to end the government shutdown to ensure veterans benefits don’t disappear on Nov 1.

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Advocacy groups protest shutdown

Advocacy groups protest shutdown

About 30 organizations that help veterans and servicemembers, including The American Legion, sent a loud and clear message to Capitol Hill that the shutdown must end.

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Press conference to address shutdown’s effects

Press conference to address shutdown’s effects

National Commander Dellinger will discuss the shutdown’s ongoing negative effects on Oct. 15 at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis

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Legion thanks president for signing death benefits

Legion thanks president for signing death benefits

President signs into law legislation restoring death benefits for fallen servicemembers.

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Options exist for veterans during shutdown

Options exist for veterans during shutdown

American Legion service officers are still offering claims assistance despite the partial government shutdown.

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VA chief to student vets: ‘I can no longer pay’

VA chief to student vets: ‘I can no longer pay’

Unless additional funding arrives before November first, current and prospective G.I. Bill students will lose benefits, says VA secretary.

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Shutdown halts VA’s efforts to go paperless

Shutdown halts VA’s efforts to go paperless

Department of Veterans Affairs halts all software development, including work on Veterans Benefits Management System.

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Shinseki: Shutdown ‘directly threatens’ vets

Shinseki: Shutdown ‘directly threatens’ vets

The VA secretary explained the dire effects on America’s veterans if the government shutdown continues.

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Servicemembers get tuition break

Servicemembers get tuition break

Several schools are protecting DoD-supported students during the government shutdown by suspending their tuition payments.

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Legion to D.C.: Stop the shutdown now

Legion to D.C.: Stop the shutdown now

America’s veterans will continue to suffer as long as Congress and the White House refuse to act responsibly.

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Legion: Take care of families of the fallen

Legion: Take care of families of the fallen

Legion supports resolution introduced in House that would continue to fund death gratuity benefit, which isn’t being paid during federal government shutdown.

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