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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.


Looking at VA disability claims reviews

Ways to improve VA's Systematic Technical Accuracy Review process among areas of Legion testimony.

Officials: DoD, VA health care safe

Numerous sources have indicated and continue to indicate that VA and DoD health care will not be affected by the health-care reform bill that is nearing close to becoming law.

Answering health-care reform questions

The American Legion answers a field of member-submitted questions regarding the health-care reform.

Clarity on health-care reform

Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan allays some of the fears surrounding health-care reform and how it affects VA, DoD. Visit our forums and give us your thoughts.

Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.

Health-care reform questions to get answers

Legion's executive director of the Washington office will talk about how the new legislation will affect DoD, VA health care on "FOX and Friends" Wednesday morning.

Audit finds exam shortcomings

VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

E-Benefits portal discussed

Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.

Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.