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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.


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.

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.

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.