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Links to VA Websites

 

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.

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.

 
STAY YOUR COURSE!!


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

Board of Veteran's Appeals    
http://www.bva.va.gov/ 

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 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 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 OR 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_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%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 0-17
 
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl 
 
Part 18 
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_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 (also 
$B%F$D%!(B 3.317 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$B%D%!(B 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart $B%F(B "General Policy in Rating
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=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 
$B%D%c(B" Chapter 3 
http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310
 
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 http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx
 
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 
 

 


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