VMW Veteran Services Links

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.

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

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

  3. CARES Commission: http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

  4. CARES Draft National Plan: http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105

  5. Center for Minority Veterans: http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

  6. Center for Veterans Enterprise: http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

  7. Center for Women Veterans: http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

  8. Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans: http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html

  9. Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc.: http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html

  10. Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service: http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6

  11. http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6/ch07.doc

  12. Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

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

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

  15. Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

  16. Due Process: http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc

  17. Duty to Assist: http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc

  18. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

  19. Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care: http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

  20. Environmental Agents: http://www1.va.gov/environagents/

  21. Environmental Agents M10: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002

  22. Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315

  23. 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

  24. See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet: http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc

  25. EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU): http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

  26. Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206

  27. Forms and Records Request: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

  28. General Compensation Provisions: http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html

  29. Geriatrics and Extended Care: http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

  30. Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG: http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

  31. Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health: http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

  32. Gulf War Subject Index: http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7 and http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A&template=main&letter=A

  33. Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As: http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

  34. Hearings: http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admi - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.docn21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

  35. Homeless Veterans: http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

  36. HSR&D Home: http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

  37. Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

  38. Ionizing Radiation: http://www1.va.gov/irad/

  39. M10 for spouses and children: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007 - http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007

  40. M10 Part III Change 1: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008

  41. M21-1 Table of Contents: http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html

  42. Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings: http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC

  43. Mental Health Program Guidelines: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094

  44. Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers: http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

  45. MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence: http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

  46. My Health e-Vet: http://www.myhealth.va.gov/ NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors:  http://www.nasdva.com/

  47. National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

  48. National Multiple Sclerosis Society: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

  49. 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

  50. OMI (Office of Medical Inspector): http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

  51. Online VA Form 10-10EZ: https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

  52. Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders: http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/

  53. Peacetime Disability Compensation: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc - http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131&docid=Cite:+38USC1131

  54. 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

  55. Persian Gulf Registry: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003

  56. 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

  57. Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006

  58. Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress: http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

  59. Phase I PGR: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004

  60. Phase II PGR: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005

  61. Policy Manual Index: http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

  62. Power of Attorney:  http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc

  63. Project 112 (Including Project SHAD):  http://www1.va.gov/shad/

  64. Prosthetics Eligibility:  http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337

  65. Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page:  http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

  66. Public Health/SARS:  http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

  67. Publications Manuals:  http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

  68. Publications and Reports:  http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm

  69. Records Center and Vault Homepage:  http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

  70. Records Center and Vault Site Map:  http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html

  71. 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

  72. Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002:  http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

  73. Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses:  http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

  74. Research and Development:  http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm

  75. Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance:  http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html

Title 38

Parts 0-17

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Part 18

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Part 3 Adjudication

  1. Subpart A, Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation:

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Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief

  1. (also 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here):

  2. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-

PART 4 - SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B - DISABILITY RATINGS

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4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.

PART 4, SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart A, General Policy in Rating

  1. http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr

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  3. 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&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.96.11&idno=38

  4. U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims:  http://www.vetapp.gov/

  5. VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):  http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf

  6. VA Fact Sheet:  http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html

  7. VA Health Care Eligibility:  http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

  8. VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF):  http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html

  9. VA Life Insurance Handbook, Chapter 3:  http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310

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

  11. VA MS Research:  http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

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

  13. VA Office of Research and Development:  http://www1.va.gov/resdev/

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

  15. VA WMD EMSHG:  http://www1.va.gov/emshg/

  16. VA WRIISC-DC:  http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/

  17. VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address:  http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm

  18. Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service:  http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm

  19. Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page:  http://www.vba.va.gov/

  20. Veterans Legal and Benefits Information:  http://valaw.org/

  21. VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals:  http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/

  22. VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives:  http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13

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

  24. VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans­­(tm) Health:  http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp

  25. Vocational Rehabilitation:  http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

  26. Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence:  http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc

  27. VONAPP online:  http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

  28. WARMS - 38 CFR Book C:  http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

  29. Wartime Di sability Compensation:  http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_uschttp://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110> &docid=Cite:+38USC1110

  30. War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey:  http://www.wri.med.va.gov/

  31. Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/

  32. What VA Social Workers Do:  http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3

  33. WRIISC Patient Eligibility:  http://www.illegion.org/va1.html