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Vets_Appreciation

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

Center for Minority Veterans
http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.va.gov/OSDBU/entrepreneur/

Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

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

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

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=3144

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

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
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 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

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=2937

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/

My Health – Vet https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/anonymous.portal?_nfpb=true&_nfto=false&_pageLabel=mhvHome

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

National Center for PTSD http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc

Parkinson’s Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www.parkinsons.va.gov/Houston/index.asp

Peacetime Disability Compensation http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/USCODE-2011-title38/USCODE-2011-title38-partII-chap11-subchapIV-sec1134/content-detail.html

Persian Gulf Registry http://www.publichealth.va.gov/PUBLICHEALTH/exposures/gulfwar/index.asp

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://www.research.va.gov/pubs/docs/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

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://www.publichealth.va.gov/PUBLICHEALTH/exposures/shad/index.asp

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

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

Publications and Reports

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1.va.gov/RAC-GWVI/index.asp

Research and Development http://www.research.va.gov/

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17 http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl

Title 38 Index Part 18-75 http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/booka_2.asp

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A “Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation” http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also 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

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims https://www.uscourts.cavc.gov/

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

VA Fact Sheets http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/factsheets.asp

VA Health Care Eligibility http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans
http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

VA MS Research http://www.va.gov/ms/

VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/

VA Office of Research and Development http://www.research.va.gov/

VA OIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War
http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

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://www.patientcare.va.gov/

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

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans Health http://www.publichealth.va.gov/vethealthinitiative/gulfwar.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 http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

Wartime Disability Compensation http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/USCODE-2011-title38/USCODE-2011-title38-partII-chap11-subchapII/content-detail.html

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center – New Jersey http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/

What VA Social Workers Do http://www.socialwork.va.gov/socialworkers.asp