Resources for Veterans

Below are resources, web-sites, articles, and general information that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them, as well as other information valuable to the trasition from military to civilian life. There are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. There are also some great non-VA resources available for veterans. 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 -- or those for whom you care.

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From The Defense Centers for Excellence
for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
http://dcoe.mil
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Homepage
http://www.va.gov/
Veterans Benefits Administration Homepage
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://benefits.va.gov
My HealtheVet
US Department of Veterans Affairs
https://www.myhealth.va.gov
National Association of State
Directors of Veterans Affairs
http://www.nasdva.us/
VA Health Benefits Homepage
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
VA Health Benefits Eligibility
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
VA Form 10-10EZ
Application for Health Benefits
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/form_detail.asp?FormNo=10EZ
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Appeals (Chapter 5)
http://www.benefits.va.gov
Board of Veterans Appeals
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.bva.va.gov/
Center for Minority Veterans
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/osdbu/
Center for Women Veterans
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
M21-1MR Compensation and Pension Manual
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR.asp
Benefit Rates and Compensation
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/rates-index.asp
Pension Home
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.asp
Due Process (Chapter 2)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp
Hearings (Chapter 4)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp
Duty to Assist (Chapter 1)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.ecfr.gov
Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
http://www.ecfr.gov
Non-Va Medical Care Program
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/PURCHASEDCARE/
Military Exposures (Environmental Agents)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/
Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War
and Iraqi Freedom Veterans
with Potential Exposure to
Depleted Uranium (DU)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov
Federal Benefits for Dependents/Survivors
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
VA Forms
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
VA Records Request
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Inspector General
http://www.va.gov/oig/foia/
Military Records Request
US National Archives
http://www.archives.gov
VA Records Center and Vault
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.rcv.va.gov/
Geriatrics and Extended Care
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/geriatrics/
VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.healthquality.va.gov/
Homeless Veterans
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov/homeless/
Health Services Research & Development
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/
Radiation Exposure
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.publichealth.va.gov
Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.oefoif.va.gov/
Schedule for Rating Disabilities
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/bookc.asp
Mental Illness Research,
Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.mirecc.va.gov/
Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/ms/
Parkinson’s Disease Research,
Education and Clinical Centers
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.parkinsons.va.gov/
Viral Hepatitis Research
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/
National Center for Health Promotion
and Disease Prevention
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.prevention.va.gov/
VHA Office of the Medical Inspector
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/health/medicalinspector/
GULF WAR REGISTRY (GWR) PROGRAM
(FORMERLY PERSIAN GULF REGISTRY (GWR) PROGRAM)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov
About Project 112 and Project SHAD
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.publichealth.va.gov
Prosthetics Eligibility
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov
Public Health Home Page
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHA Publications
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov
Research Advisory Committee
on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www1.va.gov
Office of Research & Development
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.research.va.gov/
United States Court of Appeals
for Veterans Claims
http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov
Best Practice Manual for
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Compensation and Pension Examinations
Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
http://www.avapl.org
VA Fact Sheets
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
VA Life Insurance Publications & Handbooks
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov
VA Home Loans Home
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
VA OIG Hotline Information
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Inspector General
http://www.va.gov
Vet Center Program Eligibility
Readjustment Counseling Service
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.vetcenter.va.gov
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans Health
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.publichealth.va.gov
Vocational Rehabilitation
and Employment (VR&E)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov
Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov
Web Automated Reference Material System (WARMS)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/
38 U.S.C. II
WARTIME DISABILITY COMPENSATION
http://www.gpo.gov
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov
Education and Training Homepage (GI Bill)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov
The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov
Support and Information for Veterans and
Families Living with Cancer
US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.mirecc.va.gov

Links for non-VA Resources

VetsJobs.org
http://www.vetsjobs.org
Free DoD Course for Cognitive Processing Therapy
(for treating PTSD)
https://cpt.musc.edu/
Employment Resources for Veterans
http://www.archives.gov
Financial Resources for American Veterans
https://blog.mint.com
Information and Resources on PTSD Service Dogs
https://www.rover.com
Gary Sinise Foundation
https://www.garysinisefoundation.org
US News & World Report
College Scholarships and Grants for Veterans
http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com
Neptune Society
Guide to Cremation and Burial for Veterans
http://www.neptunesociety.com
US News & World Report
Top Statistics about Veterans' Health, Jobs,
Backgrounds and Outlook
http://www.usnews.com
Community for Accredited Online Schools
Higher Education Resources for
Veterans and their Families
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org
Aging Veterans: How to Plan Wisely for Your Future
One Reverse Mortgage
https://www.onereversemortgage.com
Residential Leases and the Military:
Your Rights as a Servicemember
Just Great Lawyers
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com
Military Veterans Resource Center
http://milvetsrc.org
Home Modifications and Assistive Technology
for Disabled Military Veterans
Home City Real Estate
https://www.homecity.com
Veterans and Military Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration
https://www.samhsa.gov
The Mental Health Needs of Veterans,
Service Members and Their Families
American Psychological Association
https://www.apa.org
Justice For Vets
https://justiceforvets.org
Risk Factors for PTSD in the Military
VeryWell
https://www.verywell.com


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