VET QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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Excellent information for all veterans


Below are web-sites found 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>
Board of Veteran's(tm) 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/ch07.doc>
Compens a tion 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?templat e= 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>

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/DUHANDBOOKNO NGW1303 40304.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/usc
ode/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?(tm) 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?(tm) 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_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 " 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
h ttp://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=C ite:+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.v a.gov/vhapublications/Vie
wPublication.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 <
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=10 05>
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 â?" 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.x ft>
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>
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance <
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html>
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 â?" Chapter 3
http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310 <
http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm>
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 <
h ttp://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/ v hapublications/>
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives <
http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13>
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page <
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/>
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransâ?(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/InterSub sistencefy04.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=C ite:+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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