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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 to Congress: Approve VA budget immediately

The American Legion is criticizing Congress for its failure to approve a budget for VA health care and military construction before the start of fiscal 2010.

Helping homeless Veterans

Bob Rogers, from the VA medical center in Indianapolis, spoke with American Legion chaplains about programs for homeless veterans.

Quality over quantity key to overcoming VA backlog

Instead of processing medical claims quickly, The American Legion says that VA should process claims more carefully – so they get them right the first


Combat vets qualify for refunds

An extended period for enrollment eligibility means that many veterans qualify for VA refunds of  previous co-payments made for medical services related to combat operations.

VA says endoscopy concerns are over

Earlier this year, it was found that unclean medical equipment at VA medical facilities might have infected thousands of patients with disease. VA has been investigating since February.and reports that the health risk has been addressed.

VA warns of telephone scam

“Patient Care Group” requests for updated prescription information are phony.

American Legion questions "death book"

American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein says the controversial “Your Life, Your Choices” booklet lacks sensitivity in its treatment of end-of-life choices.

Benefits guide gets second printing

‘For Service To Your Country’ is step-by-step guide to receiving benefits earned through military service.

VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki made strong promises to veterans while speaking at the 91st National Convention.

Military health care must be revamped

The American Legion says VA and DoD systems must be improved and expanded