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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 wont 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 or 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 Enterprisenbsp;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

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page http://www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

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/

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 Excellencenbsp;http://www.va.gov/ms/

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

National Association of State Directorsnbsp;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

Parkinsons Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disordersnbsp;http://www.parkinsons.va.gov/Houston/index.asp

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

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

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)nbsp;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

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 4SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart BDISABILITY 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 Eligibilitynbsp;http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp

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

VA MS Researchnbsp;http://www.va.gov/ms/

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

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

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

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

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 Healthnbsp;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 Compensationnbsp;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 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


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