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AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF RESOURCES FOR VETERANS

This alphabetical list contains many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. 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 do. 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.




A

The A-Z Guide to Veterans and Addiction http://oceanrecoverycentre.com/guides/a-z-guide-to-veterans-and-addiction

Addiction Resource for Veterans - A resource for veterans who may struggle with addiction and substance abuse. https://www.drugrehab.com/ addiction/veterans/

Affordable Care Act - What It Means for Veterans https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Health-Care/What-the-Affordable-Care-Act-Means-for-Vets/INF26073.html

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


B

Board of Veterans' Appeals http://www.bva.va.gov/OMBUDSMAN_CustomerService.asp


C

Career Resources for Veterans http://www.jobhero.com/veteran-career-guide/

CARES Commission http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=578

CARES Draft National Plan http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=644

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

Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.vetbiz.gov

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

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


D

Debt Free College Degree, The http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/graduating-debt-free/

Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Grants http://www.federalgrantswire.com/department-of-veterans-affairs-federal-grants.html#.VT2A1010zaQ

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 Benefits Guide http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide

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

Disabled Veterans Federal Grants http://www.federalgrantswire.com/disabled-veterans-income-security-and-social-services-federal-grants.html#.VTvPp010zaQ

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


E

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collectionCode=CFR

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42747.pdf

Energy Assistance I Veterans https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42747.pdf

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

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42747.pdf

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


F

Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2004/06/18/04-13764/priorities-for-outpatient-medical-services-and-inpatient-hospital-care

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

Financial Aid Guide for Veterans http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/financial-aid-guide-for-veterans/

Find Volunteer Opportunities to Help Veterans http://milserve.org/

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

47 Federal Assistance Grants and Services for Veterans http://www.educationmoney.com/veterans.html


G

General Compensation Provisions http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/USCODE-2011-title38/USCODE-2011-title38-partII-chap11-subchapVI

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

G.I. Bill - Veterans Compensation Programs http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

Grants-National Coalition for Homeless Veterans http://nchv.org/index.php/service/service/grants/

Grants for Veterans http://www.grantwatch.com/cat/38/veterans-grants.html

Guide to Graduating Debt-Free http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/debt-free-college-education-guide

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

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

Gulf War Subject Index http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/

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


H

Health Programs for Veterans http://www1.va.gov/health/programs/index.asp

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

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs

Homeless - U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/homeless/

Homeless Veterans Housing Assistant http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/housing.asp

Homeless Veterans Programs http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/4767

Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans - Home Loans http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/adaptedhousing.asp

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


I

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

Ionizing Radiation http://www.epa.gov/radiation/understand/

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA http://www.veterans.msstate.edu/pdf/VA_Services_for_Veterans_of_OIF_and_OEF_Fact_Sheet.pdf


M

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

Make the Connection - MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives. http://maketheconnection.net/

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings PDF Document - Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings

Mental Health Program http://www.va.gov/opa/issues/mental_health.asp

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

Military and Veterans Association http://www.military.com/spouse/military-life/military-resources/military-and-veteran-associations.html

Military/Veterans Helpline http://www.webmd.com/balance/military-veterans-helpline

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

My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov


N

National Association of State Directors (NASDVA) http://www.nasdva.com

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.prevention.va.gov/

National Center for PTSD http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

National Veterans Foundation http://nvf.org/

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings PDF Document - Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings


O

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.medicalinspector.va.gov/

Online VA Form 1010EZ PDF Form - VA Form 1010EZ


P

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders PDF Document - Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders

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.benefits.va.gov/pension/

Persian Gulf Registry (now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program) http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/benefits/registry-exam.asp

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www.defense.gov/news/fact_sheets/f941221_clineval.html

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress PDF Document - Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress PDF Document - Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress

Persian Gulf War Veterans http://www.gulfweb.org/bigdoc/selfhelp.cfm

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

Power of Attorney PDF Form - Power of Attorney

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/shad/

Prosthetics Eligibility http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1711

PTSD Help Guide - Informative page that talks about PTSD in military veterans and how to recognize symptoms, get treatment, etc. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/ptsd-in-veterans.htm

PTSD And Veterans http://maketheconnection.net/conditions/ptsd?utm_source=adcenter&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=soldiers%20with%20ptsd&utm_content=ptsdveterans&utm_campaign=ptsd

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/

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

Publications and Reports http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/


R

Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.rcv.va.gov/

Records Control Schedule 10 http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/rcs10/rcs10-1.pdf

Rehabilitation Research and Development Centers http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1823

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www.va.gov/RAC-GWVI/Committee_Documents.asp

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses September 2004 PDF Document - Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses September 2004

Research and Development http://www.research.va.gov/

Resource I videos That & Information for Military Veterans http://maketheconnection.net/resources

Retirement Planning for Vets - A guide that covers different types of benefits for Veterans, including pensions, Social Security and annuities http://www.annuity.org/veterans


S

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp


T

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 A "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 § 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§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart A General Policy in Rating" http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2014-title38-vol1/xml/CFR-2014-title38-vol1-part4.xml


U

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims https://www.uscourts.cavc.gov/

U.S. Veterans Compensation Programs http://veteranprograms.com/


V

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

VA Caregiver Support http://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

VA Fact Sheet http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/factsheets.asp

VA Health Care Eligibility http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/veterans.asp

VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/08/45/3/pdf/Miller.pdf

VA Life Insurance Handbook Chapter 3 http://www.benefits.va.gov/INSURANCE/docs/2015_VALifeBook.pdf

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

VA Loan Tips for Disabled Veterans http://www.military.com/money/va-loans/va-loan-tips-for-disabled-veterans.html

VA MS Research http://www.va.gov/MS/professionals/research/index.asp

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

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

VA Suicide Hotline Begin Operations http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1363

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

VA Volunteer Service Home http://www.volunteer.va.gov/

VA WMD EMSHG http://www.va.gov/VHAEMERGENCYMANAGEMENT/Directives.asp

VA WRIISC-DC http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/about-us/who-we-are/dc-wriisc.asp

VA OIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/faq.asp

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

Veteran Business Ideas - Veteran Guide to Starting and Owning a Business http://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/veteran-business-ideas/

Vetfriends Military & Veterans vetfriendshttps://www.vetfriends.com/?source=bingvetfriends

Veterans Benefits Administration http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/

Veterans Benefits Administration http://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets.asp

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 press 1 http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Veterans Employment and Training Service Official Site http://www.dol.gov/vets/

Veterans Information Packet PDF Document - Veterans Information Package

Veterans Get Help - Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/gethelp.asp

Veteran's Guide to Getting Hired http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/veterans-guide-to-getting-hired/

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

Veterans Military Records http://www.recordsbase.com/?act=military&fc=89&fck=veteran&utm_source=adc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=military&creativeid=m4270707216&utm_term=veterans%20military%20records&group=adc-veterans-military-records&kwdid=11866065165&search=websites%20helping%20veterans&match=b

VeteransPlus - An organization that offers programs about financial literacy for Veterans http://www.veteransplus.org/programs.html

Veterans Scholarships and Grants List http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/veterans-scholarships/

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

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives http://www.va.gov/adr/VHASCAPlan.asp

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

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans Health http://www.publichealth.va.gov/vethealthinitiative/gulfwar.asp

Vietnam Veterans of America http://vva.org/

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

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/links_resources.asp

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


W

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=Cite:+38USC1110

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/about-us/who-we-are/nj-wriisc.asp

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.dva.wa.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

WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/research/volunteer/ca-wriisc.asp



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