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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.


Clarity on health-care reform

Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan allays some of the fears surrounding health-care reform and how it affects VA, DoD. Visit our forums and give us your thoughts.

Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.

Health-care reform questions to get answers

Legion's executive director of the Washington office will talk about how the new legislation will affect DoD, VA health care on "FOX and Friends" Wednesday morning.

Audit finds exam shortcomings

VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

E-Benefits portal discussed

Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.

Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

How will health-care reform affect you?

The Burn Pit takes a close look at the potential ramifications of Sunday night's passage of health-care reform.

VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.

Disability compensation made easier

VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.