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VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

Working together, North Carolina American Legion and VA benefits staff changing lives, ending frustrations.

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North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

In three days, the Department of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center delivered nearly $600,000 in retroactive, overdue VA benefits.

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Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

National Commander Helm responds to Department of Veterans Inspector General report substantiating gross mismanagement, negligence and misconduct at Philly Regional Office.

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Millions in revenue unaccounted for at West Los Angeles VA

Legion, veterans and advocates attend VA townhall meeting, demanding transparency and accounting of funds at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Organization will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a three-day Veterans Benefits Center as part of its veterans outreach program nationwide.

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VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

Department of Veterans Affairs officials will hear concerns raised by veterans at recent Legion-sponsored town hall.

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'The best thing since iced tea'

'The best thing since iced tea'

Day 1 of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center brings life-changing help to several veterans.

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North Carolina taking VA help to veterans

North Carolina taking VA help to veterans

The American Legion Department of North Carolina will conduct a Veterans Benefits Action Center in Asheville, April 8-10.

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A night on Skid Row with LA's homeless veterans

A night on Skid Row with LA's homeless veterans

American Legion-led team delivers assistance, care packages and hope for veterans on the streets.

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Legion: VA must ‘hold true to its mission’

Legion: VA must ‘hold true to its mission’

About one half of VA claims filed by veterans are informal, yet the department is no longer considering them.

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LA vets air array of concerns about VA care at Legion Town Hall Meeting

LA vets air array of concerns about VA care at Legion Town Hall Meeting

Local, state and national American Legion representatives, along with VA officials, vow to address problems for Los Angeles veterans.

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Correction: L.A. regional office wrongly named for claims problems

Correction: L.A. regional office wrongly named for claims problems

Flyer announcing town hall meeting retracted by American Legion National Headquarters.

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Legion benefits center brings hope to Philadelphia vets

Legion benefits center brings hope to Philadelphia vets

American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs team up to assist 237 veterans over three days in Philadelphia.

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‘Coming here was a godsend for me’

‘Coming here was a godsend for me’

Nearly 100 seek help during the first two days of the Legion’s Veterans Benefits Center in Philadelphia.  

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Legion proposes education benefits recommendations

Legion proposes education benefits recommendations

Legion's Steve Gonzalez submits written testimony to House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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Praise, concerns voiced about Pennsylvania VA

Praise, concerns voiced about Pennsylvania VA

Veterans share personal issues but also express satisfication with VA during a Legion town hall meeting in Philadelphia.

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Legion reaching out to Philadelphia veterans

Legion reaching out to Philadelphia veterans

A March 16 town hall meeting for veterans will be followed by a three-day Veterans Benefits Center.

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'It’s time to celebrate our unique differences'

'It’s time to celebrate our unique differences'

Soldier for Life's Lt. Col. Paula Smith: 'It is essential that we address and embrace the uniqueness of women veterans.'

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McDonald to Legion: 'No excuse' for Special Forces claim

McDonald to Legion: 'No excuse' for Special Forces claim

In front of dozens of Legion family members, Department of Veterans Affairs secretary addresses issue he claimed to serve in Special Forces.

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Army rep: Better access equals better relationships

Army rep: Better access equals better relationships

Legion briefed on recent Department of Defense directives calling for greater access to military installations for service organizations.

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‘We can’t do it by ourselves’

‘We can’t do it by ourselves’

VA Secretary Bob McDonald stresses importance of relationship with the Legion during a visit with D.C. staff

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Legion supports quadrennial review for VA

Legion supports quadrennial review for VA

The bill H.R. 216 would require long-range planning and budgeting strategies from VA.

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Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

The American Legion is currently reviewing the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's comprehensive report.

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Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans Evaluation Services has been contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform Compensation & Pension exams.

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Legion: VA needs to keep informal claims process

Legion doesn't believe veterans who don’t file standard VA claims should be barred from their benefits.

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Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

American Legion representatives helped veterans with benefits claims and more during the 21st annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Washington, D.C.

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Tickets remain for this year's Tree Town Festival

Tickets remain for this year's Tree Town Festival

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts among acts who will perform during four-day festival in Iowa.; Legion service officers will be on hand to assist veterans, their families, while The American Legion is the official charity of the event.

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Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.

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'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

Many of the 175 veterans who came looking for help at the Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Bay Pines, Fla., left feeling much better about their situation – and some got some immediate relief.

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'This gave me hope'

'This gave me hope'

Nearly 90 veterans come to first day of Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Florida.

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