VETERANS BENEFITS

AMVETS recognizes an honorable nation cannot ignore the sacrifices of its brave men and women occurring during military service. We further recognize these benefits due to veterans are as much a cost of war as are the more tangible tools of conflict. We view veteransí benefits as legitimate compensation, paid on behalf of a grateful nation, to the men and women who were injured in their military service to country.

Our nation provides benefits and services to its veterans and eligible dependents through a variety of specially designed programs. The core benefit administered by VA is compensation to veterans disabled as a result of service in the Armed Forces. In general, these benefits are intended to compensate for service-connected disabilities or to serve as a safety net for totally disabled, non-service-connected wartime veterans.

AMVETS is very concerned about the growing backlog of disability claims that leaves many veterans without a decision or outcome on their requests for compensation, thereby suffering delay in earned benefits.

AMVETS, therefore, seeks actions that willó