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Veteran Services: Benefits

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.

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Legion applauds Social Security plan

Expedited claims for disabled veterans “absolutely the right thing to do,” says national commander.

Senate joins House in restoring COLAs

Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.

COLA vote not quite enough

Commander says Legion won’t rest until all planned cuts to military retiree benefits are off the table.

Senate moves forward on COLA repeal

Floor vote protects measure to restore cost-of-living-adjustment benefits from filibuster.

Legion: VA should keep informal claims

While standard forms and electronic claims help VA reduce the claims backlog, veterans should not be denied the ability to file informal claims.

Veterans say changes still needed at Atlanta VA

City’s VA medical center needs to improve communications with its patients, including a vexing phone system.

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.

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