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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.


Lifting the ban on 'concurrent receipt'

A new legislation calls for the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability.

VA implements outreach initiatives

Revamped website, increased advertising, direct mail among ways department plans to reach out to veterans.

VA speeds delivery of caregiver benefits

The VA has made it possible for caregivers of eligible veterans to start receiving benefits and support services as early as summer.

Legion: St. Louis VA acted quickly, correctly

Strict new policies to ensure veteran safety led to investigation after a VA employee reported spots on trays and on surgical instrument.

Good, but could be better

National commander: While sacrifices in spending must be made, they shouldn’t come at the expense of those who have already sacrificed.

Survey to help shape VA's future

Approximately 42,000 veterans enrolled in health-care system will be asked to participate in telephone interviews.

The good and bad of VA's budget plan

National commander says while there is much to like about 2012 VA budget recommendations, other areas still fall short.

Foster: VA sterilization issues too frequent

National commander says problems are more wide-spread than isolated, pledges Legion’s help in correcting the situation.

VA, HUD issue homeless veterans report

Report from combined effort of agencies give authoritative analysis of extent and nature of homelessness among veterans.

Bachmann thanked for changing stance

Legion expresses appreciation to representative from Minnesota for withdrawing proposal to cut VA spending and veterans health benefits.