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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.


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.

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.