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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 takes COLA war to senators

Opposition to reduced military retirement benefits to be voiced in Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.

Legion to VA: Protect veterans personal information

Legion calls on VA to guarantee credit monitoring for veterans affected by the eBenefits data breach.

VA's eBenefits suffers data breach

Department of Veterans Affairs will provide credit monitoring service to impacted veteran free of charge.

VA must improve tracking of surgical implants

VA’s inadequate tracking system has left expired surgical implants and other devices on its supply shelves.

Legion-backed CORE bill becomes law

Legislation directs DoD to begin transferring electronic medical records to VA.

Senate passes budget bill, fails veterans

The Congress-approved budget bill may be bipartisan, but both parties are leaving America’s retired veterans in the lurch.

VA claims: A question of accuracy?

The substantial chasm between VA and American Legion statistics on the accuracy of claims processing came to light at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Legion challenges VA claims accuracy

While VA says its accuracy on benefits claims processing is about 90 percent, the Legion’s experience tells a different story.

Armed Forces Network, Stars and Stripes may face cuts

National commander says 'morale is becoming a casualty of sequestration' thanks to the latest budget talk emanating from Washington, D.C.

National commander rips commissary proposal

Department of Defense proposes shutting down all stateside military-run grocery stores.