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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.


VA site helps college counselors, student veterans

Web site intended to strengthen the connection between college mental-health professionals and combat veterans studying on their campuses.

Eric Haney: Spreading the word about prostate cancer through Honor Flights

Veteran discusses his role in prostate cancer campaign.

Legion to Congress: Leave VA, DoD health care alone

Commander Rehbein responded to President Obama's urgent call for national health-care reform by urging Congress to leave VA and DoD health-care systems alone.

Congressman Filner thanks Legion for promoting VA health-care legislation

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., says high-quality health care for veterans is at the top of his list of priorities.

Filner thanks Legion for promoting VA health-care legislation

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., at a July 21 meeting with Legionnaires in Washington, D.C.

VA launches 10-year health study

VA has initiated a large, long-term study to carefully examine a broad array of health issues that may affect Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their contemporaries.

SOC Consortium helps out military students

Consortium allows servicemembers to enroll in a participating school and continue their bachelor and graduate-level degree programs on school campuses, military installations, and armories in the United States and overseas.

VA claims backlog approaches 1 million mark

VA’s backlog of unprocessed disability claims grew by more than 100,000 during the past four months.

More than $60M in grant money awarded to VA facilities

VA recently awarded grants to a few medical facilities.

Washington state VA director Q & A

"We need to close the state-federal information gap"