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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.


Appeals      http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc
Board of Veteran's 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
Compensation 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?template=view
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp     http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benef its/exams/index.htm< /SPAN>

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 publications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315      http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158
See also,
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/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.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/uscode/title38/part ii_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 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 Illnesses Q&As     http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf
Hearings     http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admi n21/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/
M 10 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     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/
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=Cite:+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/tit le38/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.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.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
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=1005
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 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/getfo rmharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
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/ReportandRecommendation s_2004.pdf
Research and Development     http://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

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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 ââ,¬" Chapter 3 http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310
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 http://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/vhapublications/
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/  "http://www.publichealth.va.gov/";  "http://www.publichealth.va.gov/">;
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans 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/InterSubsistencefy04.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=Cite:+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