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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.


Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

'I feel like I have hope now'

More than 40 veterans seek help at the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

Veterans leave crisis center with answers

The Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in St. Louis assisted veterans with unresolved claims and appeals.

Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans discussed appointment delays and lack of VA leadership during the Legion's Systmen Worth Saving meeting in St. Louis.

Issues with veterans benefits aired in Colorado

Many veterans express frustration with the Veterans Benefits Administration during Legion town hall meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Legion's veteran crisis center coming to St. Louis

Legion will be in St. Louis July 14-18 to conduct town hall meeting, set up crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

Legion crisis center helps more than 400 in El Paso

74 veterans receive retroactive VA benefits totalling more than $460,000; others receive help with medical appointments, bereavement counseling and other services.

Legion statement on VA secretary nominee

President Obama has nominated West Point grad, former P&G head Bob McDonald to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA

President to nominate West Point grad, former head of P&G to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

Legion testifies on VA over-medication issue

Organization shares data with Congress from February online survey of veterans with TBI/PTSD.