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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 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.

Legion wraps up 'System' site visits

46 VA medical centers visited during 2011; information will be compiled and distributed to president, Congress, VA officials and Legionnaires.

Claims questions raised in Senate hearing

Timeliness of receiving mental health care, as well as transitioning of wounded servicemembers into VA medical system among issues discussed.

Legion in Blue Water veterans’ corner

Organization stands firm in its support of awarding benefits to Vietnam War Navy veterans suffering from health problems related to Agent Orange exposure.

Plan for caregiver training in place

Department of Veterans Affairs partnering with Easter Seals to develop training for Caregiver Program.

VA seeking personal crisis stories

Through The American Legion, veterans who have used the Veterans Crisis suicide-prevention line can help fellow veterans facing same issues.

Caregiver applications soon to be accepted

Department of Veterans Affairs implementing enhancements to existing services for veterans and their caregivers; application process will open May 9.

DoD wants TRICARE tied to NHE index

Recommendation made to correlate military retiree insurance premium increase with National Healthcare Expenditure Index.

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.