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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.


Filner: Don't repeat Vietnam mistakes

Chairman of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs tells Legion nation is ‘paying a horrible price' for treatment of Vietnam veterans.

Homeless in Milwaukee

Legion leaders tour facility that helps veterans on the road to permanent housing.

Shinseki: Backlog will end this year

VA secretary tells Legion his agency's massive backlog of undecided benefits claims is one of his top three priorities for 2011.

VA releases final Agent Orange regulations

On Aug. 31, VA will officially expand the list of health problems that are presumed to be linked to Agent Orange and exposure to other herbicides.

VA benefits chief: 'We're obeying the law'

Michael Walcoff expects 190,000 more claims the first year after new Agent Orange regulations go into effect.

Legion has presence at NAACP convention

National staff on hand to address questions specifically concerning veterans issues, discuss Legion programs, membership.

Legion attends national women's conference

Denise Williams, assistant director for health policy, attends Fourth National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery.

Providence to test VA's paperless system

Regional benefits office the site of pilot program that will initially focus on compensation benefits.

Veterans employment issues on the table

D.C. office's executive director joins White House discussion of veterans affairs and employment issues

VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.