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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.


Tree Town festival underway this weekend

Four-day country music festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday; The American Legion is the official charity and will have a stage at the event.

Legion, VA conducting Twitter chat

The Legion and the Department of Veterans Affairs will team up May 20 for a Twitter chat on memorial benefits.

New Jersey Legion providing jobs ... and much more

Department of New Jersey's job fairs have provided employment to hundreds of veterans, and now are assisting with health, housing issues.

Tickets remain for this year's Tree Town Festival

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts performing at four-day festival in Iowa; Legion service officers on hand while Legion is the event's official charity.

Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

'Great strides were made,' says one veteran who received help in Memphis from American Legion and VA staff.

VA changes 40-mile rule for Choice Card eligibility

Instead of measuring straight-line distance, a veteran’s actual driving mileage will be used.

VA official updates Legionnaires on Denver VA project

Sloan Gibson, VA deputy secretary, says construction on troubled VA facilityis about halfway completed, but its future is uncertain.

MyVA Advisory Committee holds first meeting

VA Secretary Robert McDonald says new committee will help his department put veterans first.

Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

The Georgia Legionnaire served veterans for more than six decades.

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.