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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.


Military sexual trauma needs closer look

Legion written testimony for two House subcommittees offers that VA, DoD ‘are lagging' in efforts to address the issue.

Senate hears Legion testimony on 6 bills

The American Legion testified in Congress on May 19 on several pieces of pending legislation that would affect veterans if signed into law.

VA meets on disability compensation

On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation received an update on Compensation and Pension activities.

Covering a lot of ground with VA

New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.

Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.

Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.

After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

Four days after Legion testimony about VA's work-credit system for processing disability claims, the Veterans Benefits Administration announced it will take steps to improve its claims staff's work.

Legion: Work-credit system not working

Legion deputy director: VA must use ‘quality component' to reduce claims backlog.

Obama signs veteran caregiver relief act

Legion praises the legislation, but National Commander Clarence Hill urges lawmakers to ‘not forget' veterans of previous eras.

Blue Water veterans study in the works

Institute of Medicine committee will compare Blue Water, Brown Water Vietnam veterans' exposure to herbicides.