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 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.

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.