Recent PACT Act Changes Mean More Veterans are Now Eligible for VA Health Care

Learn more about expanded health care eligibility under PACT Act Update to The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (PACT ACT) The PACT Act was first signed into law on August 10, 2022. PACT expanded eligibility for VA disability and health care for Veterans with toxic exposures […]

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Advocacy Alert – Major Richard Star Act

In a significant move last week, the House Armed Services Committee approved the Major Richard Star Act, signifying a critical milestone for the legislation. Veterans forced to retire due to combat injuries have been denied retirement compensation, and it is time we ask Congress to finally correct this injustice.  The American Legion needs your help to […]

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VA Health Chat Mobile APP

When you have a health care concern or question, it’s not always easy to schedule an appointment. If you’re sick, you might not want to get out of bed or drive to a clinic. The VA Health Chat mobile app makes it easy to get help wherever you are. To use this new service, download the VA […]

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What is the difference between VA Life Insurance and Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance?

Important changes are coming to VA Life Insurance programs. Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) is launching on Jan. 1, 2023, as a new guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance program for service-connected Veterans. VA’s current offering for service-connected Veterans—Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance (S-DVI)—closes to new enrollment after Dec. 31, 2022. Veterans currently enrolled in S-DVI may keep their […]

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Court rules that VA must reimburse veterans for emergency care at non-VA facilities

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit invalidated a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation prohibiting VA from reimbursing veterans with health insurance for certain out-of-pocket expenses for emergency medical care at non-VA facilities. The court determined that VA is required to reimburse veterans for insurance copays where the veteran would be responsible under their private insurance policies for emergency […]

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MOU on Camp Lejeune Justice Act

The American Legion and Bergmann & Moore have entered into a memorandum of understanding which the legal firm that provides veterans benefits consultation for accredited Legion service officers can help potential plaintiffs understand the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA). The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 […]

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