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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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DSO school kicks off Tuesday

Four-day training session includes new focus on women veterans issues.

Petzel sworn in as VA's health under secretary

Longtime VA employee brings decades of service in health-care industry to position.

PTSD claims will be streamlined

Veterans will soon find the process to get a service connection for post-traumatic stress disorder a little easier.

'Quality over quantity'

The American Legion says the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog can be reduced by simply altering the way VA processes those claims.

Disability claims, homelessness top VA list

The administration’s budget was rolled out this week, which features three prominent issues that The American Legion has worked diligently on to keep high on the national agenda.

Legion takes part in VSO roundtable

Quality of health care for veterans living in rural areas the topic of forum organized by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Several members of The American Legion's national staff joined VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at the Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Jan. 23.

Legion to Congress: 'Fix the backlog!'

At roundtable discussion, VSOs urge Congress to reduce the VA disability claims backlog.

Legion launches benefits calculator

The American Legion has launched a new online tool that guides veterans through the often-complicated claims process.

More recovery coordinators for veterans

VA has announced the hiring of five federal recovery coordinators, bringing to 20 the number of professionals coordinating care for seriously injured troops.

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