Veteran’s Information

Below are web-sites found 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/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 VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) <
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC
>

and
<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 Dependants 2005 <
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
>

OR,
<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€(tm) 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€(tm) 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/
>

M10 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
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
<
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.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
>

and,
<
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html
>

and,
<
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.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
<
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans%27_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 FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF
INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT’S RECORDS <
http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
>

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
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Title 38
Pensions,
Bonuses & Veterans ™ Relief

(also 3.317 Compensation
for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)

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Title 38
PART
4–SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES

Subpart B–DISABILITY
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Title 38

4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on
unemployability of the
individual.
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U.S. Court of Appeals for
Veterans Claims <http://www.vetapp.gov/>

VA Best Practice Manual for Post
traumatic 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 Chapter 3 color=blue
face=Arial>http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310
<
http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm
>
VA
Loan 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(tm) Health size=2
color=blue
face=Arial><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
>