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.
College is challenging enough for the average student, but for academic-minded servicemembers returning home from overseas deployments, the transition can be especially difficult.
To assist student veterans, VA maintains a Web site, www.mentalhealth.va.gov/college, intended to strengthen the connection between college mental-health professionals and combat veterans studying on their campuses. Launched in May, the site educates college counselors on how to counsel student veterans dealing with mental-health issues and concerns. The site includes online modules centering on suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse.
VA’s site also serves as a resource for veteran students wanting to learn more about challenges they may face in adjusting to life after the military.