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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.


Women veterans survey deadline today

The results of the online survey will help the Legion improve the delivery of women veterans’ benefits, programs and services.

Legion opposes proposal to cut VA spending

Legion 'steadfastly' against freezing VA health-care spending and cutting veterans disability payments to help reduce federal spending.

Legion attends VA caregiver meeting

Implementation of Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, ongoing programs discussed.

Foster meets with Shinseki in D.C.

VA secretary provides national commander with progress report on several vital issues.

ROAR survey available until March 1

The Legion’s Regional Office Action Review team will use survey findings to help veterans and VA Regional Offices battle the backlog across the country.

Millions in unclaimed funds for veterans

Veterans and their families may be entitled to unclaimed life insurance policy payments, dividend checks and refunds totalling $33 million.

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.