The following pamphlets are provided and were taken from applicable agency web site. As with all government programs, check to make sure you have the most current information.
Federal veterans benefits; The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs https://www.va.gov
State veterans benefits: Illinois Veterans Affairs https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/Pages/default.aspx
Sign up for the DAV CAN (Commander’s Action Network) today to help protect the earned benefits of ill and injured veterans and their families. By becoming an advocate, you can help inform lawmakers about the important issues and challenges veterans face every day. You will receive alerts and updates on key legislative issues directly impacting and affecting the veteran community, and through DAV CAN you can share your views and directly voice your concerns with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Your personal involvement is critical, and increases the effectiveness of our advocacy mission in order to fulfil our promises to the men and women who served.
You can also stay up to date on current legislative priorities by getting involved with DAV’s Benefits Protection Team and lend your voice to the growing local grassroots network in your area.
https://www.vfw.org/advocacy The VFW is one of the most respected voices in Washington, D.C., and within local governments across America. We advocate for justice for our nation's veterans, service members and military families on an array of issues and continue to be the voice for veterans everywhere. We regularly testify before Congress, meet with elected officials and rally our national network of VFW members and patriotic supporters to ensure our lawmakers put veterans first. When those who've served their country and those that support them stand together, we can not be ignored
Sign up for the VFW Action Corps Weekly which is a single email weekly. The one page email is a table of contents current veteran legislative and related links. If you are interested in one of the item you can follow link to more expanded information on the subject. http://capwiz.com/vfw/mlm/signup.htm
The American Legion offers a web portal to share your views with your congressional representatives.
The Legislative Action Center is regularly updated with information about congressional bills of interest to veterans and current servicemembers such as the current legislation calling for reform at VA. During times when Congress is in session, the action center provides a valuable service to Legion members including:
• The ability to search and find contact information for congressional representatives.
• Links to current legislation of interest to veterans and others interested in military affairs.
• A way to directly contact the president and your representatives on specific pieces of legislation such as this week’s House bill on VA accountability.
Legionnaires from all across the nation can have an impact on bills before Congress. For example, in two days leading up to the vote on the VA accountability bill, visitors to the Legion’s action center page sent more than 15,000 messages to the president and members of Congress.
The American Legion’s Legislative Division also sends out action alerts via email when important legislation is pending. The alerts provide key message points and a specific request for action. It’s free and easy to sign up for the action alert email. Sign up here.
As the nation’s largest and most powerful veterans service organization, The American Legion counts on its members at the local and national level to advocate for veterans and their family members. The National Legislative Commission encourages members of The American Legion Family to work toward achieving legislative victories on behalf of America’s veterans, using the Legislative Action Center.