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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.


Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

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

Adding a veteran's perspective

Through the House of Representative's Wounded Warrior Program, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael Collins has found a way to make a difference for fellow veterans.

Legion DSO School focuses on women vets

Issues faced by women veterans got front-and-center treatment Feb. 26 on the last day of The American Legion's Department Service Officers School.

Emphasizing homelessness prevention

At its Homeless Veterans' Provider Workshop last week, The American Legion continued its campaign of advocacy and assistance for homeless vets.

Making a difference in many ways

DSO school covers legislation, disability evaluations, claims appeals and advocacy training.

DSO school kicks off Tuesday

Four-day training session includes new focus on women veterans issues.

Petzel sworn in as VA's health under secretary

Longtime VA employee brings decades of service in health-care industry to position.

PTSD claims will be streamlined

Veterans will soon find the process to get a service connection for post-traumatic stress disorder a little easier.

'Quality over quantity'

The American Legion says the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog can be reduced by simply altering the way VA processes those claims.

Disability claims, homelessness top VA list

The administration’s budget was rolled out this week, which features three prominent issues that The American Legion has worked diligently on to keep high on the national agenda.