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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.


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.

Legion: Don't increase TRICARE fees

National commander calls on DoD to not implement any new out-of-pocket health-care costs for those using the insurance program.

VA launches caregiver enhancements

New services will benefit caregivers of both veterans injured since 9/11 and veterans of all war eras already enrolled in VA.

Legion: End 'disabled veterans tax'

Organization calls for swift congressional action on pending legislation that would eliminate the practice of concurrent receipt.

VA launches caregiver support line

Phone line will answer questions, listen to concerns and directly link callers to the Caregiver Support Coordinator at their local VA medical center.

Women veterans survey deadline today

The results of the online survey will help the Legion improve the delivery of women veterans’ benefits, programs and services.

Legion opposes proposal to cut VA spending

Legion 'steadfastly' against freezing VA health-care spending and cutting veterans disability payments to help reduce federal spending.