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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.


Good, but could be better

National commander: While sacrifices in spending must be made, they shouldn’t come at the expense of those who have already sacrificed.

Survey to help shape VA's future

Approximately 42,000 veterans enrolled in health-care system will be asked to participate in telephone interviews.

The good and bad of VA's budget plan

National commander says while there is much to like about 2012 VA budget recommendations, other areas still fall short.

Foster: VA sterilization issues too frequent

National commander says problems are more wide-spread than isolated, pledges Legion’s help in correcting the situation.

VA, HUD issue homeless veterans report

Report from combined effort of agencies give authoritative analysis of extent and nature of homelessness among veterans.

Bachmann thanked for changing stance

Legion expresses appreciation to representative from Minnesota for withdrawing proposal to cut VA spending and veterans health benefits.

Legion: Don't increase TRICARE fees

National commander calls on DoD to not implement any new out-of-pocket health-care costs for those using the insurance program.

VA launches caregiver enhancements

New services will benefit caregivers of both veterans injured since 9/11 and veterans of all war eras already enrolled in VA.

Legion: End 'disabled veterans tax'

Organization calls for swift congressional action on pending legislation that would eliminate the practice of concurrent receipt.

VA launches caregiver support line

Phone line will answer questions, listen to concerns and directly link callers to the Caregiver Support Coordinator at their local VA medical center.