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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.


Legion launches women veterans survey

Only 25 percent of female veterans use the VA health-care system. The American Legion wants to know why.

Legion: Reverse stand on TBI treatment

Organization calls on TRICARE to reimburse policy holders suffering from traumatic brain injury for the cost of cognitive rehabilitation therapy.

Legion makes difference with claims appeals

Specialists log 73 percent success rate in front of Board of Veterans Appeals in 2010.

A week of transformations

During the Road to Recovery Conference, veterans met with other veterans and were able to communicate in ways they hadn't been able to before.

'Let us help you'

Veterans Health Administration's chief of staff asks participants at Road to Recovery to reach out to VA.

A challenge to continue service

Road to Recovery draws to a close with call to action for attendees to help define public attitudes toward veteran.

'The Happiest Place on Earth'

Near-freezing temperatures can't keep veterans, their families from spending a special Christmas celebration with Mickey Mouse and friends.

TBI, PTS screening at Road to Recovery

Quick, convenient and confidential online process for assessing risk of 'invisible wounds' outlined to Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans and their families.

A normal reaction to the abnormal

Former undercover New Jersey State Trooper shares his PTS experiences, encourages peer counseling during Road to Recovery.

'Keep these alliances together'

Past National Commander Detweiler stresses the need for relationships among fellow veterans during opening sessions of sixth annual Road to Recovery.