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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.


Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Several members of The American Legion's national staff joined VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at the Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Jan. 23.

Legion to Congress: 'Fix the backlog!'

At roundtable discussion, VSOs urge Congress to reduce the VA disability claims backlog.

Legion launches benefits calculator

The American Legion has launched a new online tool that guides veterans through the often-complicated claims process.

More recovery coordinators for veterans

VA has announced the hiring of five federal recovery coordinators, bringing to 20 the number of professionals coordinating care for seriously injured troops.

Prescription copayment increase delayed

A scheduled Department of Veterans Affairs $1 increase in veterans' prescription copayments will be delayed until June 30.

VA, Legion working together to investigate billing claims

The American Legion recently reached out to VA's Chief Business Office in an effort to investigate and correct any cases of improper billing.

VA releases hospital 'report card'

Report notes that while VA's quality of care is outstanding, there is still work to be done in some areas.

VA to survey veterans' households

The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its national survey to raise awareness of VA benefits.

VA consolidates Cleveland health-care facilities

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki cites improved access for veterans.

VA: Military suicide rate 'unacceptable'

The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs in place to reduce an alarming suicide rate among veterans.