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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.


VA launches 10-year health study

VA has initiated a large, long-term study to carefully examine a broad array of health issues that may affect Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their contemporaries.

SOC Consortium helps out military students

Consortium allows servicemembers to enroll in a participating school and continue their bachelor and graduate-level degree programs on school campuses, military installations, and armories in the United States and overseas.

VA claims backlog approaches 1 million mark

VA’s backlog of unprocessed disability claims grew by more than 100,000 during the past four months.

More than $60M in grant money awarded to VA facilities

VA recently awarded grants to a few medical facilities.

Washington state VA director Q & A

"We need to close the state-federal information gap"

VA puts up $215 million to improve rural services

VA has provided $215 million in competitive funding to improve services specifically designed for veterans in rural areas.

Legion pleased with Obama's 2010 budget request

Commander David K. Rehbein said, “The budget’s dramatically increased funding level for the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow the secretary to take on many challenges he’s facing currently.