Benefits Assistance



While serving our country, veterans earned benefits for themselves, their dependents and their survivors, including educational, home loan, compensation and pension benefits, as well as physical and psychological health support. As veterans we know that obtaining these benefits can be a complex and discouraging process. To ease the process of navigating the bureaucracy, Post 119 has developed an outreach staffed by veterans to help veterans and their families:

  • Understand their Earned Benefits
  • Learn how to File Claims
  • Enroll for VA Healthcare
  • Obtain Mental Health Services including identification and treatment of PTSD
  • Learn about Family and Survivor Benefits

If you are, or know of, a Veteran or a Veteran’s family in need of help in accessing benefits, please pass this information to them. Encourage them to contact the volunteers at Post 119 to help them receive what they earned in defending our freedom.   

 The lead volunteers on our veterans outreach are American Legion Service Officer, Michael Moore, and Assistant Service Officer, Bill Marshall. Both Moore and Marshall are veterans who provide assistance to veterans and their families in completing benefits applications, and in directing them to the appropriate channels for additional assistance. Benefits service appointments at American Legion Post 119 can be scheduled every other Thursday. To set up an appointment for benefits assistance, please contact either Moore or Marshall.

     Michael Moore

        (970) 699-8014 

     Bill Marshall

         (847) 951-1090