Google +LinkedInPinterestYouTubeInstagramTwitterFacebook

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.

News

Veterans Arts Festival kicks off in Texas

Veterans from across the United States will compete for medals in music, dance, drama, creative writing and visual arts at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in San Antonio.

VA creates office for survivors of veterans

VA has created a new office to help survivors of U.S. veterans and servicemembers with their benefits. The office can modify programs, benefits and services – or create new ones.

Legion calls for 'transparency' at VA

American Legion National Commander Clarence E. Hill says he is concerned about a VA directive that refuses public disclosure of inspection reports that might reflect negatively upon VA facilities.

Secretary Shinseki announces "Green Routine" initiative

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced a new “Green Routine” campaign to kick off Energy Awareness Month at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Legion to Congress: Approve VA budget immediately

The American Legion is criticizing Congress for its failure to approve a budget for VA health care and military construction before the start of fiscal 2010.

Helping homeless Veterans

Bob Rogers, from the VA medical center in Indianapolis, spoke with American Legion chaplains about programs for homeless veterans.

Quality over quantity key to overcoming VA backlog

Instead of processing medical claims quickly, The American Legion says that VA should process claims more carefully – so they get them right the first

 

Combat vets qualify for refunds

An extended period for enrollment eligibility means that many veterans qualify for VA refunds of  previous co-payments made for medical services related to combat operations.

VA says endoscopy concerns are over

Earlier this year, it was found that unclean medical equipment at VA medical facilities might have infected thousands of patients with disease. VA has been investigating since February.and reports that the health risk has been addressed.

VA warns of telephone scam

“Patient Care Group” requests for updated prescription information are phony.

Pages