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Membership Brings Benefits

A membership with The American Legion, Department of Puerto Rico, will impact your life and the lives of your fellow veterans.

Which path will you take after serving? The American Legion can help. We offer endless resources and programs to assist you. We can help you navigate and secure your military benefits. Do you want to continue to serve? Let's work together.

The Legion’s services are divided among its four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation; National Security; Americanism; and Children & Youth.

I. Veteran’s Affairs & Rehabilitation

The American Legion is the nation's leading advocate for veteran health care, economic opportunities, and legal benefits for more than a century. We continue to actively lobby for adequate funding for VA health care, timely access to facilities, fair rulings on benefit claims, and economic opportunities for those who have come home changed by their military experiences.

Here's how we can help you receive what you've earned:

  • Determine eligibility

  • File for benefits

  • Healthcare for you and your family including counseling

  • Veterans Crisis Line

  • VA Caregiver Support

  • OEF/OIF/OND Office

  • Women Veterans Healthcare

  • Homeless Veterans prevention and aid

  • Employment Opportunities

  • Vocational training

  • VA Loans and Insurance

  • Beneficiary travel

  • Nonservice-connected pension

  • Dependency and indemnity compensation

  • Education benefits

  • Burial benefits

  • Correction of military records

  • GI Bill for a New Century

II. National Security

The American Legion focuses on national defense, homeland security, and quality of life for you, the service member, and your family. It works closely with each branch of the U. S. Armed Forces to stay informed about issues that affect our troops and our military families.

​The American Legion has identified the following legislative priorities:

  • Military Pay and Pension

  • Military Quality of Life

  • Operation Comfort Warriors

  • Increase size of Armed Forces

  • Homeland security

  • Foreign relations

  • Quality of life for service members, retirees, and military families

  • Full accounting of POW/MIAs

III. Americanism

Americanism is an enduring love of country, loyalty to its institutions and ideals, eagerness to defend it against all enemies, individual allegiance to the U.S. flag, and a desire to secure the blessing of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.

Our activities acknowledge and preserve our heritage, recognizing the rights of all.

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The following committees support our Americanism mission:

  • Baseball

  • Scouting

  • Youth Law Cadets

  • Junior Shooting Sports

  • Boys State and Nation

  • High School Oratorical

  • The Pledge of Allegiance

  • Establishment-Clause

  • U.S. Flag protection and education programs

  • School awards and scholarships

  • Legacy Run

  • Recognition of Educators and First Responders

  • Citizenship Outreach, voter encouragement, and Immigration issues

IV. Children & Youth

The American Legion is focused on the welfare of our country’s children and the issues facing young people. Our commitment to our future extends to caring for their children and our nation’s children.

We prioritize our Children & Youth through the following efforts:

  • Family Support Network

  • Temporary Financial Assistance

  • Child safety: drugs, youth suicide, Halloween safety, missing children

  • Child abuse, disabilities, and illnesses

  • Child Welfare Foundation

  • Endowment Fund