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 thanks president for signing death benefits

President signs into law legislation restoring death benefits for fallen servicemembers.

Legion to Carney: Death Benefits Not a 'Gimmick'

Comments by White House press secretary characterized as 'national disgrace' by national commander.

Options exist for veterans during shutdown

American Legion service officers are still offering claims assistance despite the partial government shutdown.

Shutdown halts VA’s efforts to go paperless

Department of Veterans Affairs halts all software development, including work on Veterans Benefits Management System.

Shinseki: Shutdown ‘directly threatens’ vets

The VA secretary explained the dire effects on America’s veterans if the government shutdown continues.

Legion to D.C.: Stop the shutdown now

America’s veterans will continue to suffer as long as Congress and the White House refuse to act responsibly.

Legion: Take care of families of the fallen

Legion supports resolution introduced in House that would continue to fund death gratuity benefit, which isn’t being paid during federal government shutdown.

VA regional offices shut down

Because of the continuing government shutdown, VA closes all public services at its regional offices.

House passes measure to protect VA benefits

The U.S. House has adopted a resolution that would continue funding of VA benefit payments despite a budget default.

Legion: Congress missing chance to help veterans

Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act, which would have provided funding to Veterans Benefits Administration, fails to pass House Tuesday.