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.

 

 

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

 

 

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%20/ch07.doc> 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

 

 

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

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_subchapterv.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> 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 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%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       

 

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 Aââ,ì"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 Ã,ç 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 Ã,ç 4.16 Total disabiliity ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4ââ,ì"SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart Aââ,ì"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

 

<http://sz0131.ev.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/public/blank.html??.htm

 

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 <http://www.avapl..org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf>  

 

VA Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html <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 ââ,ì" Chapter 3 http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310

 

<http://www.insuurance.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/ <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

 

<http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3>  .htm <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 

 

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

 

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransââ,¬(tm) 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 Di sability 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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