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.

 

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.wri.med.va.gov/

Depression and Trauma External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/depression-and-trauma.asp

Appeals External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc

Board of Veteran's Appeals External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Commission External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Draft National Plan External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105

Center for Minority Veterans External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Veterans Enterprise External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

Center for Women Veterans External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html

Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Due Process External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc

Duty to Assist External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

Environmental Agents External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/environagents/

Environmental Agents M10 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://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) External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOCand External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158

See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm

Forms and Records Request External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/vaforms/

General Compensation Provisions External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html

Geriatrics and Extended Care External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

Gulf War Subject Index External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Hearings

External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Homeless Veterans External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/homeless/

HSR&D Home External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

Ionizing Radiation External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/irad/

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/

M 10 for spouses and children < External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007

M10 Part III Change 1 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008

M21-1 Table of Contents External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC

Mental Health Program Guidelines External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

My Health e Vet External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.myhealth.va.gov/

NASDVA.COM External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://nasdva.com/

National Association of State Directors External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.nasdva.com/

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.doc

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

Online VA Form 10-10EZ External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf

and, External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/padrecc/

Peacetime Disability Compensation External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.htmland, External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html

and, External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.html

Persian Gulf Registry External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://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: External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans%27_Illnesses_Appendices.docPersian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

Phase I PGR External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004

Phase II PGR External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005

Policy Manual Index External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

Power of Attorney External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/shad/

Prosthetics Eligibility External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

Public Health/SARS External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

Publications Manuals External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

Publications and Reports External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm

Records Center and Vault Homepage External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

Records Center and Vault Site Map External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html

REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

Research and Development External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://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 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://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) External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://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

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Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart "General Policy in Rating External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://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

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vetapp.gov/

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf

VA Fact Sheet External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html

VA Health Care Eligibility External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html

VA Life Insurance Handbook ¬" Chapter 3 External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

VA MS Research External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

VA National Hepatitis C Program External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.hepatitis.va.gov/

VA Office of Research and Development External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/resdev/

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

VA WMD EMSHG External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/emshg/

VA WRIISC-DC External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/

VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vba.va.gov/

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://valaw.org/

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx>

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http: // External link opens in new tab or windowwww.publichealth.va.gov/

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans ¬(tm) Health External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp

Vocational Rehabilitation External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc

VONAPP online External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

Wartime Disability Compensation External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.gibill.va.gov/

What VA Social Workers Do External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3

WRIISC Patient Eligibility External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.illegion.org/va1.html