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.
Two of the Legion’s key concerns are a flawed work-credit system and the perennial lack of a universal electronic health record.
Help is available for veterans and servicemembers who have been cheated or harassed by financial scammers.
Servicemembers who participated in above-ground atomic testing and suffer from illnesses can apply for compensation
Testimony addressed the issue of creating a joint lifetime medical record for VA and DoD.
During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” D.C. Executive Director Peter Gaytan points out VA shortcomings and successes in handling benefits claims.
Recommendations include more transparency at VA regional offices.
If the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2015 budget is approved, it will be one of the few federal agencies in the era of sequestration to see an increase in funding.
National commander disappointed Senate fails to put partisanship aside on critical veterans vote.
Expedited claims for disabled veterans “absolutely the right thing to do,” says national commander.
Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.