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New LEGION Act triples qualified veterans

More than 6 million U.S. veterans will now be qualified to receive benefits from the American Legion. Recently, President Trump signed into law the LEGION Act which extends the ongoing declared period of war back to 1941 and also reduced the number of eligibility periods from seven to two. Originally, veterans were only qualified to receive benefits from the American Legion if they served during the seven periods of war which were determined by congress. Now all veterans who served during World War I and from Pearl Harbor day onward will be eligible to receive them. Deb Logerquist the Commander of American Legion Post 72 in Sturgeon Bay says this has been long overdue.

 

 

Some of the benefits that the eligible veterans are now able to receive include insurance, veteran discounts and the access to assistant service officers.

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