Rehabilitation of the veteran and his family is always our prime concern: for over 80 years, The American Legion has led the fight for benefits for the veteran and his family. The American Legion was instrumental in sponsoring legislation which established the Veterans Administration system of hospitals. Today, The American Legion spends many thousands in terms of volunteer man hours and dollars in support of the sick and needy veterans and his family. Here in Illinois alone, in one year, over 3,500 cases pertaining to veterans benefits were handled by a highly trained rehabilitation staff. Our Mobile VA & R Service Van travels the state assisting veterans with claims and information on benefits.