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The new Claims Coach app includes a recoded directory of accredited American Legion service officers nationwide.
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American Legion leader meets with president to discuss the VA backlog and how to turn military experience into credits for career credentials.
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VA secretary wants Legion to encourage student veterans nationwide to graduate.
VA says Legion can help reduce the disability claims backlog by submitting more FDCs.
Legion remains cautiously optimistic that Fully Developed Claims can cut the backlog, reduce wait times for veterans and their families.
An American Legion women veterans panel discusses the challenges women face at VA medical centers and initiatives to solve them.
Veterans in the D.C. area get a helping hand in filing claims for VA benefits.
Advocates for student veterans say VA’s current processing system for Post 9/11 GI Bill claims is not enough to minimize, eliminate delays.
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American Legion service officers will be available Feb. 21 in Washington, D.C., to help local veterans apply for VA benefits.
A House subcommittee hearing examined the effectiveness of Veterans Business Administration’s 100 percent temporary disability rating.
American Legion national commander says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s idea to cut military pay is not the way to help solve debt crisis.
American Legion national commander says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's proposal to trim military pay is "plain wrong."
Joint VA/DoD web portal provides access to variety of military, veterans benefits resources.
Veterans disability claims being handled electronically at regional benefits processing offices.
The elimination will allow staff to focus on the compensation claims backlog.
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The American Legion and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont oppose the idea of linking cost-of-living allowance increases with the chained-Consumer Price Index.
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Vermont senator says the Chained Consumer Price Index shouldn’t determine VA’s cost-of-living allowance for disability compensation and pensions.
Georgia is currently the only state to provide free nursing home care to veterans, but that’s coming to an end.
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Department proposes adding five diagnosable illnesses secondary to service-connected TBI.
Going paperless is a “glimmer of hope” for reducing the claims backlog.
Connect with a service officer and navigate the VA claims process with The American Legion’s free app.
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VA announces 20 millionth home-loan guarantee – a program first envisioned, and then drafted, by Past National Commander Harry Colmery.
Starting Jan. 1, TRICARE will stop taking premium payments by mail for the TRICARE Reserve Select and Tricare Retired Reserve programs.
Volunteers sought to test, provide input on new Claim Coach mobile app functionality.
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Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs to look for ways to improve diagnosis and treatment.
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While VA’s budget has been spared from sequestration, DoD’s is still under the gun.
Staff members focus on specific claims, supplementing work done by VA
For nearly 70 years, teamwork has helped veterans understand and file for benefits
Legion hosts twice-annual sessions to boost awareness, encourage interaction
They brush off little pay and high stress to help veterans receive claims