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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.

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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.

American Legion questions "death book"

American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein says the controversial “Your Life, Your Choices” booklet lacks sensitivity in its treatment of end-of-life choices.

Benefits guide gets second printing

‘For Service To Your Country’ is step-by-step guide to receiving benefits earned through military service.

VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki made strong promises to veterans while speaking at the 91st National Convention.

Military health care must be revamped

The American Legion says VA and DoD systems must be improved and expanded

VA: Suicide a concern among all veterans

Five thousand veterans commit suicide each year. Some of them are old; some are young. They all need help.

Biloxi's Katrina recovery gets boost

Six contracts have been awarded worth $153.7 million to build new health-care facilities and expand existing services that provide care to veterans in the Biloxi, Miss., area, which was devastated by hurricanes in 2005.

Obama meets with Commander Rehbein

President Obama meets privately with National Commander David K. Rehbein on Aug. 4, pledged to keep the VA medical system essentially as is - quelling fears that it would be absorbed into a national system.

VA site helps college counselors, student veterans

Web site intended to strengthen the connection between college mental-health professionals and combat veterans studying on their campuses.

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