The American Legion Veterans Resources

Below is a list of resources provided by The American Legion for veterans and their families. However, the best way to take advantage of the resources of The American Legion is to join our organization and stand shoulder to shoulder with other veterans in our common cause. For a listing of VA Resources click here. To get a 'quick listing' of phone numbers and website addresses click here.

 Maine State Veteran's Benefits Directory (new!)
This directory may include grants and scholarships, special exemptions or discounts on fees and taxes, home loans, veteran's homes, free hunting and fishing privileges, veteran's license plates, Maine veterans memorial cemeteries and more.

The Disabled Soldier Support System (DS3)
Advocacy, personal support and follow-up are provided by The American Legion for severely disabled Army personnel transitioning out of DoD and into VA.

VA Disability Compensation
207-623-5726  Contact the Department's Service Officer
The American Legion has representatives throughout the country available to assist veterans who have suffered or aggravated a disease or injury during military service. The Department of Maine's Service Officer can help with the filing of disability claims and benefits paperwork.

Family Support Network
1-800-504-4098 - Email the National Program  -  Contact the Department of Maine
The Family Support Network connects the families of deployed servicemembers with the world's largest veterans organization: The American Legion. Legionnaires stand ready, willing and able to provide a broad range of services to help families cope with the unique challenges of deployment. Whatever the need, Legionnaires can help or can put you in touch with the right people to handle those problems.

Temporary Financial Assistance
Contact Department Headquarters
Families of deployed servicemembers who have minor children at home can apply for cash grants through The American Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance Program.  To learn more about TFA click on the link below for a copy of the TFA Brochure. TFA Applications are available through Department Headquarters.
Temporary Financial Assistance Brochure

The Reconnect Program
P. O. Box 1055 - Indianapolis, IN 46206
Hotline: 1-800-504-4098 or contact us
As part of an agreement with the Department of Defense, the Legion's Reconnect Program is built on strengthening the bond between veterans of past wars and those serving our nation today. The relationship can, and does, take many forms. At home, the Reconnect program also makes today's servicemembers and their families aware of the many Legion programs designed to help them and their communities, now and in the future. For more information contact us, write to the address above or call the national hotline at 1-800-504-4098.

Welcome Home Services
The American Legion Service Office
P.O. Box 3411 - Augusta, Maine 04330
Tele: (207) 623-5726 FAX: (207) 621-4821
Information about Legion Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation programs can be obtained by contacting the Department of Maine Service Office

or through

The American Legion
National Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission
1608 K St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
1-202-861-2700  -  E-mail:

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As the war on terrorism continues, more young American military men and women are coming home bearing the scars of battle. Many continue to recover physically and emotionally from severe injuries including loss of limbs, mobility, and psychological trauma.

The American Legion and the Department of Defense have teamed up to provide these outstanding and dedicated Americans all the help they need to re-establish their lives when they come home.

It is a pillar of The American Legion- "to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness".

If your post has agreed to participate in the Heroes to Hometown program because a comrade is coming home to your community, download this guide and visit the National Heroes2Hometowns website. These resources will provide you with information you need to ensure that the servicemember and their family will get full assistance for a successful transition back to civilian life.

Also see our Heroes2 Hometowns FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.

Heroes to Hometowns can provide:

If you are not severely injured and are in need of general transition assistance or support, you can contact your American Legion Department Service Officer (DSO) or your local American Legion post .


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