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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.


The two sides to VA

Veterans at Legion town hall meeting in Clarksburg, W.Va., say the the 'health-care' side of VA is world-class, but the 'administrative side' is anything but.

Legion crisis center helps Baltimore vets

Legion and VA staff helped 143 veterans file claims, enroll in the health-care system and more.

McDonald confirmed as VA secretary

National Commander: 'Together, we can get VA back on track and restore trust among the patients it serves, as well as the public who expects nothing less than timely, high-quality care for our nation’s veterans.'

Baltimore vets weigh in on VA health care

While some complained, others praised the quality of staff and medical treatment.

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.

American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."

Arizona putting together veterans command center

The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.

Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.