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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: Broken claims system can't be fixed

A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.

Disability compensation made easier

VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.

VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.

Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.

VSOs gather to discuss various issues

VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

Seeking common ground on benefits

Legion, other VSOs meet to look at ways to improving VA's benefits system.

Legion part of legal consortium

As a member of the Veterans' Consortium Executive Board, the organization works with other VSOs and individuals to provide free legal representation to veterans.

Shinseki outlines VA's 21st-century plans

Adding new staff and improving IT management two of the keys for VA secretary's plan delivered to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday.

Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

Review includes notes and articles regarding current "hot topics" involving the Department of Veterans Affairs.