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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 benefit checks to go electronic

As of May 1, anyone applying for Social Security, VA or other federal benefits will have to choose an electronic payment method.

VA releases phone application for PTS

Veterans dealing with post traumatic stress can now turn to their smart phones for help in dealing with their symptoms.

Providing the proper honors

New York Legionnaire organizes burial service for 20 indigent, homeless veterans as part of Missing in American Project.

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.