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Veteran Services: Benefits

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.

News

Doing what he can for America's military

Since 2003, actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band have performed for U.S. servicemembers and veterans across the country.

Coming together for homeless veterans

American Legion among hundreds of attendees at forum in Washington that highlights ‘best practices’ for VA’s 5-year plan to eradicate the problem.

Legion receives VBA updates

Two pilot initiatives aimed at speeding up claims process; Legionnaires asked for feedback on both programs.

VA spending concerns Pennsylvania Legion

Department of Veterans Affairs plans to spend nearly $1 million to customize an upscale office space and add an executive fitness center at facility.

Legion: Prudential accounts 'dishonest'

Legion requests permission to file amicus brief in support of Lucey v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America.

VA begins Agent Orange payments

Funds distributed to Vietnam veterans qualifying for compensation under recent presumption changes; Legion lobbied for and applauded the changes.

Legion following burn pit issue

Legion rep attends meeting where environmental hazards affecting U.S. servicemembers are discussed.

Legion seeking suicide prevention input

Legionnaires and posts that are involved in suicide-prevention programs are urged to contact the Legion’s Washington office.

Homeless female vets on Oprah today

‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ will be devoted to homeless female veterans today. Check local listings in your area for time.

Legion attends caregiver focus group

Organization provides feedback, suggestions for caregiver legislation implementation process.

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