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Veteran Services: Benefits


You served your country, and in the process you were injured. It could be a bad back. It could be loss of limb. Or maybe you're not sure if you're entitled to any government benefits. American Legion service officers file thousands of VA claims each year on behalf of America's veterans. And the Legion's Benefits Calculator can help you prepare to file a claim.


Legion's veteran crisis center coming to St. Louis

Legion will be in St. Louis July 14-18 to conduct town hall meeting, set up crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

Legion crisis center helps more than 400 in El Paso

74 veterans receive retroactive VA benefits totalling more than $460,000; others receive help with medical appointments, bereavement counseling and other services.

Legion statement on VA secretary nominee

President Obama has nominated West Point grad, former P&G head Bob McDonald to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA

President to nominate West Point grad, former head of P&G to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

Legion testifies on VA over-medication issue

Organization shares data with Congress from February online survey of veterans with TBI/PTSD.

The best and worst VA regional offices

American Legion service officers increase their impact in helping to reduce the claims backlog

Caregiver programs, services for veterans

Caregiver benefits were bolstered by the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.

Legion advocates for veterans on C-SPAN

American Legion executive director discussed the delivery of care and benefits to veterans.

Judiciary subcommittee looks at VA backlog

Two of the Legion’s key concerns are a flawed work-credit system and the perennial lack of a universal electronic health record.

How to avoid financial scams

Help is available for veterans and servicemembers who have been cheated or harassed by financial scammers.