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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.


Sexual assault prevention discussed

DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.

Legion featured in National Journal video

VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.

VA claims backlog scrutinized

Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.

Claims improvement strategies explored

Legion attends VSO update on VA's claims business transition lab.

VA issues warning about phone scam

Agency is warning veterans to not give out their credit card numbers, other personal, financial information over the phone.

VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA has shown that health information technology provides improved quality of health care and substantial cost savings, according to a study in the public health journal "Health Affairs."

Legion's appeals unit making a difference

In the first six months of fiscal 2010, more than 68 percent of the appeals taken before the Board of Veterans' Appeals were either allowed or sent back to the local office.

Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Assistant director for health policy attends VA's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans meeting.

Legion testifies on various health bills

Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.

A silver lining in New Orleans

Massive VA medical center project promises to trigger an all-new post-Katrina economy and set a 21st century standard of care for Gulf Coast veterans.