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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's health IT improves quality of care

VA has shown that health information technology provides improved quality of health care and substantial cost savings, according to a study in the public health journal "Health Affairs."

Legion's appeals unit making a difference

In the first six months of fiscal 2010, more than 68 percent of the appeals taken before the Board of Veterans' Appeals were either allowed or sent back to the local office.

Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Assistant director for health policy attends VA's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans meeting.

Legion testifies on various health bills

Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.

A silver lining in New Orleans

Massive VA medical center project promises to trigger an all-new post-Katrina economy and set a 21st century standard of care for Gulf Coast veterans.

Agent Orange: Answering the questions

A quick look at several of the issues involving the Department of Veterans Affairs' policy on Agent Orange.

Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'

VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

The draft written report identifies seven areas where VA will improve service for Gulf War veterans.

Looking to VA's facilities future

Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.

VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

The study, which begins in November, will contact approximately 10,000 women and gather information from mail surveys, phone interviews and medical records.

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