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Subject: Fwd: Veterans Administration Contact Information - Please Forward to all Veterans.

Please forward to all veterans.

I thought that I had a nice listing of VA and Veterans Assistance sites, but I've never seen such a comprehensive list as this one. Copy it and file it in your VA or Veterans file. Then, pass it on to all the veterans you know.


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.


I recommend that every Veteran who is comtemplating filing for disability (or already has been awarded some disability) should read the Code of Federal Regulatio ns (CFR); Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief. It is a bit of a read because it was written by Laywers, but it is the Law that they VA is governed by and is a wealth of information related to benefits and, most importantly, it gives you the words that htey VA needs to hear to relate to a disability or impairement. this CFR can be found at (http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/cfr.php?title=38&type=chapter&value=1). I recommend that you print and read chapters 3 Adjudication and 4 Schedule for rating disabilities Many of the other chapters are listed below........



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.warmsvba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6/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.DOCandhttp://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.pdfOR,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/
M10 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_130DOC
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/aboutasp
My Health e Vet:http://www.myhealth.va.gov/
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 Ratingshttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector)http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/
Online VA Form 10-10EZhttps://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disordershttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinson s.pdfand,
http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/
Peacetime Disability Compensationhttp://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Deathhttp://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 Registryhttp://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 Centershttp://www1.va.gov/vh apublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congresshttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congresshttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf
Phase I PGRhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004
Phase II PGRhttp://www1.vagov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005
Policy Manual Indexhttp://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm
Power of Attorneyhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD)http://www1.va.gov/shad/
Prosthetics Eligibilityhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337
Public Health and Environmental Hazards=2 0Home Pagehttp://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/
Public Health/SARShttp://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
Publications Manualshttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4
Publications and Reportshttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm
Records Center and Vault Homepagehttp://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
Records Center and Vault Site Maphttp://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, 2002http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc
Research Advisory Committee on Gul f War Veterans Illnesseshttp://www 1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf
Research and Developmenthttp://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
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Part 18
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Title 38; Part 3 Adjudication
Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation:http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl
Title 38
Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief
(also A 3.317 Compensation for certain disab ilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)
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Title 38
PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
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A 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4a"SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart Aa"General Policy in Ratinghttp://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.9611&idno=38

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claimshttp://www.vetapp.gov/
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf
VA Fact Sheethttp://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html
VA Health Care Eligibilityhttp://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 a" Chapter 3:http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loanshttp://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
VA MS Researchhttp://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
VA National Hepatitis C Programhttp://www.hepatitis.va.gov/
VA Office of Research and Developmenthttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf Warhttp://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp
VA WMD EMSHGhttp://www1.va.gov/emshg/
VA WRIISC-DChttp://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/ VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Addresshttp://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Servicehttp://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Pagehttp://www.vba.va.gov/
Veterans Legal and Benefits Informationhttp://valaw.org/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manualshttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiativeshttp://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Pagehttp://www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransa(tm) Healthhttp://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp
Vocational Rehabilitationhttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistencehttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSu bsistencefy04.doc
VONAPP onlinehttp://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
WARMS - 38 CFR Book Chttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
Wartime Disability Compensationhttp://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jerseyhttp://www.wri.med.va.gov/
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Sitehttp://wwwgibill.va.gov/
What VA Social Workers Dohttp://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibilityhttp://www.illegion.org/va1.html

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