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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.


Defense bill controls fee increases

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

Expanded VGLI coverage available

Veterans may be able to increase their coverage by $25,000 with answering health questions.

Legion hosts women vets focus group

Representatives from federal agencies and other groups met recently with American Legion national staff in Washington to discuss women veterans issues.

House passes COLA increase for veterans

Cost of living adjustment for veterans receiving compensation for service-connected disabilities sent to White House for president's signature.

VA agrees to Houston cemetery settlement

Cemetery had come under fire for alleged banning of religious speech in burial ceremonies.

Legion concerned by potential VA cuts

Legion officials disappointed with 'tepid' stance by congressional leaders against cost-cutting measures that could affect veterans.

Legion opposes defense cut proposals

American Legion leaders express to Congress that slashing DoD and veterans benefits will endanger America.

Legion voices concerns over benefit cuts

National Commander Fang Wong stresses that cuts to defense or military retirement benefits would be foolish, risky.

Wong presents plaque to Walcoff

Deputy under secretary for Veterans Benefits Administration stepping down after 37 years with the department.

VA extending retroactive injury benefits

Servicemembers who suffered qualifying traumatic injuries will be impacted, regardless of location where injury occurred.