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HELPFUL VETERAN’S WEB LINKS!

| Sep 5, 2012 | Veterans Disability Benefits |

I am posting a email I received containing internet links I believe are helpful for veterans and their advocates. The topics are listed alphabetically.

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

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 5

Center for Minority Veterans

Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

Center for Women Veterans

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service

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

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Due Process

Duty to Assist

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

Environmental Agents M10
02

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility
15

Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom Vets with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU)

http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOCand>;
58

See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet

Evaluation Protocol for Non-Gulf War Veterans with Potential Exposure
to Depleted Uranium (DU)

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents 2005
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf%20OROR
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf%20OR>;,

Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG

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~mplate

Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses Q&As
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Hearings

Homeless Veterans

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 07

M10 Part III Change 1
08

M21-1 Table of Contents

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings

Mental Health Program Guidelines
94

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/>; http://nasdva.com/

National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings

Parkinson’s Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdfand, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/

Peacetime Disability Compensation
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname¾_usc&docidl:+38USC1131

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri.html

Persian Gulf Registry
03

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 32

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers
06

Persian Gulf Veterans’ Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress
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
04

Phase II PGR
05

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

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/

Prosthetics Eligibility
37

Publications Manuals

Publications and Reports
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpagehtm

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses April 1, 2002

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

Title 38 Index Parts 0-18
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A “Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cìfr&sid

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?cìfr&sid

Title 38 Part 4–Schedule for Rating Disabilities Subpart B–Disability Ratings
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cìfr&sid

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf

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/

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

VHA Programs – Clinical Programs & Initiatives
http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http: //
www.publichealth.va.gov/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/

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

WARMS – 38 CFR Book C

Wartime Disability Compensation
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname¾_us c&docidl:=38USC1110

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