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I received this from another vet group. Not sure what board this should be on but was asked to pass on. Maybe some new info for some.

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 contemplating filing for disability (or already has been awarded some disability) should read the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief. It is a bit of a read because it was written by Lawyers, 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 they VA needs to hear to relate to a disability or impairment. this CFR can be found at (http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/cfr.php?title=38&type=chapter&value=1'>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'>http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc

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

CARES Commission:http://www.va.gov/'>http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/'>http://www.va.gov/'>http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

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

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

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

Center for Women Veterans:http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/'>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'>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'>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'>http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6/ch07.doc

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

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

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations:http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view'>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'>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'>http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc

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

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

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

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

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility:http://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315'>http://www1.va.gov/vh'>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/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158'>http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOCandhttp://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158

See also,

Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet:http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc'>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'>http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

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

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

Geriatrics and Extended Care:http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/'>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'>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'>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'>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'>http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

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

Homeless Veterans:http://www1.va.gov/homeless/'>http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

HSR&D Home:http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/'>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'>http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

Ionizing Radiation:http://www1.va.gov/irad/'>http://www1.va.gov/irad/

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA:http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/'>http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/

M10 for spouses and children:http://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007'>http://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007

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

M21-1 Table of Contents:http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html'>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'>http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC

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

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

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

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

NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors:http://www.nasdva.com/'>http://www.nasdva.com/

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp'>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'>http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector)http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/'>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'>http://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'>http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html

and,http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html'>http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html

and,http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_..html'>http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_..html

Persian Gulf Registryhttp://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003'>http://www1.va.gov/vh'>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/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232'>http://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centershttp://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://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'>http://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'>http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

Phase I PGRhttp://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004

Phase II PGRhttp://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005

Policy Manual Indexhttp://www.va.gov/'>http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

Power of Attorneyhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc'>http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc

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

Prosthetics Eligibilityhttp://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337

Public Health and Environmental Hazards=2 0Home Pagehttp://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/'>http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

Public Health/SARShttp://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/'>http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

Publications Manualshttp://www1.va.gov/vh'>http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

Publications and Reportshttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm'>http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm

Records Center and Vault Homepagehttp://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html'>http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

Records Center and Vault Site Maphttp://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html'>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'>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'>http://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

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

1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl

Part 18

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?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/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)

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/texti...fr3_main_02.tpl

Title 38

PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES

Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS

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ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

Title 38

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=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.96.11&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/'>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 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/'>http://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/'>http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

VA WMD EMSHGhttp://www1.va.gov/emshg/

VA WRIISC-DChttp://www.va.gov/'>http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/ VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Addresshttp://www.va.gov/'>http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Servicehttp://www.va.gov/'>http://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/vh'>http://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 Veterans 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://www.gibill.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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Always be sure to check out Hadit's Homepage too.

Tons of info and links are listed.

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  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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