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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.


VA releases Brown Water ship list

Expanded list of U.S. Navy ships exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War now available online.

Legion fights TRICARE increases

Commander says higher premiums, annual fees for military retirees are ultimately a threat to national security.

A line in the sand over retirement pay

Reducing military retirement benefits earned by our warriors is unconscionable.

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.