The Target dates are set as the First Wednesday of the month and membership must be in the Department Headquarters to count.
3rd District Spring Convention date change
Posted on March 31st, 2015
The 3rd District Convention has been changed to Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Tyler Post 12, the change is sue to the illness of District Commander John Brewer.
American Legion says VA must ‘hold true to its mission’
Posted on March 30th, 2015
WASHINGTON (March 30, 2015) – The American Legion’s national commander, Michael D. Helm, admonished the Department of Veterans Affairs for eliminating its informal claims process, which has been used in roughly half of all such claims filed by veterans. “VA needs to hold true to its mission, which is to serve America’s veterans and not… Read More »
American Legion National Commander Applauds Senate for Clarifying ‘40-mile Rule’
Posted on March 27th, 2015
WASHINGTON (March 27, 2015) – The head of The American Legion praised the Senate for unanimously passing an amendment to remind the Department of Veterans Affairs that it is obligated to provide non-VA care when it cannot offer that same treatment at one of its own facilities within 40-miles driving distance from a veteran’s home.… Read More »
VA changes filing forms effective March 24, 2015
Posted on March 25th, 2015
As of March 24, 2015 the VA will no longer accept informal claims for VA benefits or a claim for benefits on VA Form 21-4138. As with most government agencies, all claims must now be on the specified form for the claim. The following would be a good start to let the Post Service Officers… Read More »
VA Works to Expand Choice Program Eligibility
Posted on March 24th, 2015
Eligibility criteria for 40 miles calculation would change to driving distance Washington — In order to expand eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it will change the calculation used to determine the distance between a Veteran’s residence and the nearest VA medical facility from a straight… Read More »