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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.

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Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.

Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.

After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

Four days after Legion testimony about VA's work-credit system for processing disability claims, the Veterans Benefits Administration announced it will take steps to improve its claims staff's work.

Legion: Work-credit system not working

Legion deputy director: VA must use ‘quality component' to reduce claims backlog.

Obama signs veteran caregiver relief act

Legion praises the legislation, but National Commander Clarence Hill urges lawmakers to ‘not forget' veterans of previous eras.

Blue Water veterans study in the works

Institute of Medicine committee will compare Blue Water, Brown Water Vietnam veterans' exposure to herbicides.

Taking the training to Puerto Rico

Legion staffers conduct week-long tutorial to service officers, providing a fundamental understanding of the claims process and tips to getting benefits for veterans.

A process long overdue

Legion representative: VA must continue health studies on Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

SGLI premiums to be reduced

Family monthly premium rates will be reduced for all age groups by an average of 8 percent.

Problems with VBA's fiduciary program

Legion representative says work-credit system can be blamed for slow processing of financial-assistance applications.

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