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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.


Brown Water ship list still to come from VA

List should be available online the first week of August, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Kinks need worked out in caregiver program

American Legion pleased with overall program but concerned that VA has capped benefits at 40 hours per week.

Legion: VAMC child care an excellent idea

VA secretary announces pilot program during women vets conference.

Legion lauds VA transparency initiative

Department of Veterans Affairs performance records and reports now publicly accessible.

VA reaching out to women veterans

Department calling on women veterans to share their experiences using the VA health-care system.

Legion survey reveals VA claims frustration

Eighty-five percent say VA regional offices are inefficient and slow; 54 percent say they intend to appeal claims decisions.

VA begins making caregiver payments

More than $430,000 in stipend payments will be sent out this month to 176 families.

Homeless vets sue over medical center

Property donated in West Los Angeles on the promise it only be ysed for veterans now leased out for other purposes

Legion gets up-close look at WRIISC

War Related Injury and Illness Study Centers established to conduct research on veterans from any era or conflict.

Legion gets update on caregiver program

Department of Veterans Affairs working on online applications; more than 1,100 applications already received since launch of benefits in May.