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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.


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.

COLA rumors cleared up

A mix of factual and incorrect information being circulated about disabled veterans’ benefits.

Foundation setting up military, vet program

Legion rep meets with Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation personnel to discuss treatments for spinal cord injuries.

Legion gets look at VA pilot program

VA&R director attends briefing on disability benefits questionnaire designed to streamline claims process.

Shinseki justifies Agent Orange decision

Appearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, VA secretary defends decision to add three more illnesses to presumptive list.

Have you had to re-enroll in VA?

American Legion seeking veterans who had to re-enroll in VA after getting health-care treatment at another VA facility.

VA reviews SGLI, VGLI accounts

VA says it will continues to ensure and protect Servicemembers', Survivors' Life Insurance benefits administered by Prudential.

Hill praises VA's Agent Orange decision

New VA regulation adds three health conditions to the list of those presumed to have been caused by exposure to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.