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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.


Legion opposes projected TRICARE hikes

The American Legion is urging Congress to reject the proposed increase in TRICARE enrollment fees and pharmacy co-pays.

New forms to help speed up claims processing

68 new forms designed to improve processing time for disability compensation and pension claims.

Legion reaffirms position on TRICARE

National Commander Wong recently reminded the president of Legion’s opposition to fee increase proposal.

Learning and sharing

More than 120 department service officers gathering in Washington for three-day school.

Never willing to back down

Richard Christian Jr., champion of Vietnam veterans in battle for Agent Orange and PTSD claims, dies after battle with cancer.

New VA claims plan must put care first

Legion submits testimony as House subcommittee explores ways to improve disability claims process, based on 2007 recommendations.

VA benefits recipients get COLA increase

Veterans, their families and families receiving Department of Veterans Affairs benefits get 3.6-percent increase in compensation.

VA expands Agent Orange ship list

47 vessels added to list of Navy, Coast Guard ships whose crews may have been exposed to Agent Orange.

VA extends Gulf War filing deadline

Veterans of the Persian Gulf War have an additional five years to file VA disability claims for undiagnosed illnesses.

Defense bill controls fee increases

Commander calls provision to neutralize out-of-pocket costs ‘a victory’ for those who use TRICARE.