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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 funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

Money to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting veterans who served in the Gulf War from 1990-1991.

'One suicide is one too many'

Legion deputy director delivers recommendations for enhanced suicide-prevention efforts for DoD, VA, during congressional subcommittee hearing.

Legion part of 'Veterans at Risk' hearing

Director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division says more training, oversight needed at VA facilities to avoid St. Louis failures.

de Planque takes part in radio interview

Legion’s deputy director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division argues that PTSD veterans should be granted disability.

Legion pleased with new PTSD regulations

Streamlined claims process published in Federal Register, go into effect Tuesday.

Reaching out to women veterans

VA&R, Public Relations staff collaborate on ways to enhance outreach efforts through radio, television PSAs.

PTSD claims process being simplified

Legion welcomes new regulations but urges VA to allow private practitioners to diagnose, treat condition.

Legion: RAPID needs improvement

Legion is recommending further improvements to the Rating and Processing Individual's Disability Claims Act.

Senate urged to pass Gold Star parents bill

Leaders of The American Legion are urging members of the Senate to pass legislation that would benefit the elderly parents of servicemembers who died on active duty.

VA looking at restructuring office

Legion takes part in meeting with VA's Washington Regional Office, where plan is to hire or promote 20 new rating specialists.

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