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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.


Legion seeking suicide prevention input

Legionnaires and posts that are involved in suicide-prevention programs are urged to contact the Legion’s Washington office.

Homeless female vets on Oprah today

‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ will be devoted to homeless female veterans today. Check local listings in your area for time.

Legion attends caregiver focus group

Organization provides feedback, suggestions for caregiver legislation implementation process.

Polytrauma rehab facility opens in D.C.

Independence Way rehabilitation facility at VAMC in nation’s capitol will prepare severly disabled veterans for reintegration into society.

Improperly billed? Contact the Legion

The American Legion is collecting cases of veterans whose third-party insurances were improperly billed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Legion looking into neglect, abuse cases

Organization is conducting informal investigation of state veterans homes, VA community living centers.

Bringing back the gold standard

Legion officials meet with Arlington National Cemetery reps to discuss past problems, future solutions for nation's most revered veterans cemetery.

Fiscal reform meeting monitored by Legion

VA&R deputy director attends public meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Final Gulf War regulation published

New regulation will make it easier for veterans to obtain VA health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in Southwest Asia, including Iraq or Afghanistan.

A system worth saving, 2010 edition

American Legion delivers annual report on 32 VA medical facilities to members of Congress.