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Great information for Veterans

 

 

The following information was compiled by Operation Firing For Effect at

 http://www.offe.org

The Veterans Advocacy Group

 

 

 

 Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.  Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans,  the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

 

 

Appeals:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc

 

Board of Veteran's Appeals:

http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

 

CARES Commission:

http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

 

CARES Draft National Plan:

http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105

 

Center for Minority Veterans:

http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

 

Center for Veterans Enterprise:

http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

 

Center for Women Veterans:

http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

 

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans:

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html

 

Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc:

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html

 

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc

 

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03:

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

 

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page:

http://www.va.gov/

 

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations:

http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

 

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp:

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

 

Due Process:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc

 

Duty to Assist:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc

 

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

 

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care:

http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

 

Environmental Agents:

http://www1.va.gov/environagents/

 

Environmental Agents M10:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002

 

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315

 

Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom Vets with Potential

Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU):

http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOCand

 

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158

 

See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet:

http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc

 

Evaluation Protocol for Non-Gulf War Veterans with Potential

Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU):

http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

 

Fee Basis, Priority for Outpatient Medical Services and Inpatient Hospital Care:

http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206

 

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents 2005:

http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdfOR,

 

http://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm

 

Forms and Records Request:

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

 

General Compensation Provisions:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html

 

Geriatrics and Extended Care:

http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

 

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG:

http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

 

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health:

http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

 

Gulf War Subject Index:

http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A

 

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As:

http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

 

Hearings:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

 

Homeless Veterans:

http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

 

HSR&D Home:

http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

 

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams:

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

 

Ionizing Radiation:

http://www1.va.gov/irad/

 

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA:

http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/

 

M 10 for spouses and children:

http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007

 

M10 Part III Change 1:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008

 

M21-1 Table of Contents:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html

 

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC

 

Mental Health Program Guidelines:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094

 

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers:

http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

 

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence:

http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

 

My Health e Vet:

http://www.myhealth.va.gov/

 

NASDVA.COM:

http://nasdva.com/

 

National Association of State Directors:

http://www.nasdva.com/

 

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:

http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

 

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc

 

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector):

http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

 

Online VA Form 10-10EZ:

https://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

 

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders:

http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf

and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/

 

Peacetime Disability Compensation:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131

 

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html

 

Persian Gulf Registry:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003

 

This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program

(to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005:

http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232

 

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006

 

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress:

http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc

 

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To:

Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

 

Phase I PGR:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004

 

Phase II PGR:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005

 

Policy Manual Index:

http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

 

Power of Attorney:

http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc

 

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD):

http://www1.va.gov/shad/

 

Prosthetics Eligibility:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337

 

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page:

http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

 

Public Health/SARS:

http://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

 

Publications Manuals:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

 

Publications and Reports:

http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm

 

Records Center and Vault Homepage:

http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

 

Records Center and Vault Site Map:

http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html

 

Request and Consent to Release of Information from Claimant’s Records:

http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?

 

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses April 11, 2002:

http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

 

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses:

http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

 

Research and Development:

http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm

 

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html

 

Title 38 Index Parts 0-18:

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl

 

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation,

and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation:

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

 

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (Compensation for certain

disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here):

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

 

Title 38 Part 4—Schedule for Rating Disabilities Subpart B—Disability Ratings:

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

 

Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on

unemployability of the individual.:

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1..96.11&idno=38

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims:

http://www.vetapp.gov/

 

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf

 

VA Fact Sheet:

http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html

 

VA Health Care Eligibility:

http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

 

VA Instituting Global Assessment of Function (GAF):

http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html

 

VA Life Insurance Handbook:

http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310

 

Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans:

http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

 

VA MS Research:

http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

 

VA National Hepatitis C Program:

http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/

 

VA Office of Research and Development:

http://www1.va.gov/resdev/

 

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War:

http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

 

VA WMD EMSHG:

http://www1.va.gov/emshg/

 

VA WRIISC-DC:

http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/

 

VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address:

http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm

 

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service:

http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm

 

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page:

http://www.vba.va.gov/

 

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information:

http://valaw.org/

 

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals:

http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/

 

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives:

http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13

 

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page:

 http://www.publichealth.va.gov/

 

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans Health:

http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp

 

Vocational Rehabilitation:

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence:

http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc

 

VONAPP online:

http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

 

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

 

Wartime Disability Compensation:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110

 

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey:

http://www.wri.med.va.gov/

 

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site:

http://www.gibill.va.gov/

 

What VA Social Workers Do:

http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3

 

WRIISC Patient Eligibility:

http://www.illegion.org/va1.html