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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

VA revamping suicide prevention campaign

‘It’s Your Call’ will feature a Veterans Crisis Line and seek help from Legionnaires in spreading the word about its 800 number.

VA provides answers to shutdown concerns

Veterans Field Guide provides information on what services will be available or suspended during government shutdown.

Legion attends Gulf War Illness meeting

Two-day event focuses on current research programs related to health consequences of military service in the Persian Gulf.

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.

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