This section still under construction .... it will grow from user input and web refinement by adding reference material for both the veteran and the Veteran Service Officer. If you know of a site or Web reference that should be added to this, please contact navy@bluewaternavy.org We appreciate your input.


VSO TOOLBOX OF USEFUL LINKS


Guidebooks
Multiple A Military Veterans Guide To Disability Compensation and Pension Benefits on many specific aspects of VA claims and more
Veterans For America's The American Veterans' and Servicemembers' Survival Guide
On Line Resource for People with Disabilities
U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs


AGENT ORANGE SPECIFIC CLAIMS
The Agent Orange Act of 1991 - Public Law 102-4
The Agent Orange Registry - VA Source
Agent Orange Information - VA Source
Agent Orange Basics - New York State
The Agent Orange Program - VA Brief
Filing a Presumptive Claim - VA sited
Agent Orange Claims - VA Guide
Agent Orange Basic Info


APPEALING CLAIMS
Appealing a Claim - Military.com
USCAVC - United States Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsUnited States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Guidelines
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program - Check www.ProBono.net
Lawyer's web site
Pro Bono Legal Aid for Wounded Soldiers
American Tinnitus Association - How To File a VA Claim


BENEFITS

VA Health Care Benefits Page
Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Access page
Veteran's Benefits Listing from Military.com
USVI [U.S. Veteran Information (non-governmental)]
State Veterans Benefits Directory from Military.com
Transition Assistance Program TurboTAP - a very comprehensive DoD resource on-line
Find all your benefits in one place - Benefits Calculator from Military.com
VA Healthcare and the Priority Assignments
State of Colorado Veterans Benefits


C&P Examinations
Anyone going for a C&P (or even getting ready to file a claim) should look at this "C&P Service Clinician's Guide" ... this is their bible. (This is the 2002 version. We expect certain changes have been made.) It is 266 pages long, a Word download. But it has every detail of what you will be examined for on any topic/illness... Make sure you keep the exam going on the right track. Don't assume the C&P Physician will do that without your prodding.
http://www.vetsforjustice.com/C&P%20Service%20Clinician%E2%80%99s%20Guide.htm
Disability Benefits Questionnaires
Here are the current Questionnaire Forms that have been developed. These are designed to speed up the claim adjudication process. This is described in VHA Directive 2010-45.
VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
A link to the diagnosis, management and control of many common condition.


DEATH CLAIMS
Filing a Death Claim, VA Life Insurance (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Guide for Families of Fallen Soldiers


DEPLOYMENT HEALTH CLINICAL CENTER
Health Conditions and Concerns


VA FORMS
VA Benefit Forms - sorted by Form Number

VA Admin Forms - Forms catalogue
VA Forms listed by usage


GENERAL CLAIM FILING INFORMATION

FRA- Fleet Reserve Association Provides excellent information from benefits to political contacts and causes.
VA Watchdog dot Org -- How to File a Claim Page
Filing for VA benefits Veteran's On-line Applications (VONAPP)
Veteran Links; Al Colombo's U.S. Veteran Information (non-governmental)
Veteran Links; Al Colombo's U.S. Veteran Information (non-governmental)
USVI [U.S. Veteran Information (non-governmental)]
The National Veterans Organization of America
Safeguarding the Rights of Servicemembers and Veterans -- Filing a Claim from Department of Labor
DVA List for Filing a Claim- Gary Moore web site
Filing A Claim
Veterans Law Project
HadIt.com - Veterans Claims Self Help Guide
HOW TO FILE A VA CLAIM
veteran claim filing - Google Search
The Service Officer's Corner
VETERANS CLAIMS ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2000
Filing A Claim With the Department of Veteran Affairs, Main Menu U.S. Veterans Information Service
Filing a Veteran Claim - Fairfield County Veterans Service Commission
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs WDVA Claims Assistance Office Page
Overview of How the VA Claims Process Works National Organization of Veteran's Advocates, Inc.
How to File a Claim - Spina Bifida / Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV)


HIPAA - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPAA Basics, including your rights to your own medical file
More on Medical Information Privacy


KOREAN WAR INFO
Korean War Educator


LEGAL RESOURCES FOR VETERANS and Active Duty Personnel
Lawyer from LexisNexis
Military Lawyer from LexisNexis
VA Law
About Veteran Disability Lawyers
Veteran's Law Center


MILITARY RECORDS
Service Personnel Records are usually found at The St. Louis, MO NARA Facilities
Requesting your Military Records and medals via the e-VetRecs system .... electronic submission request for Military records, is currently the best and quickest way to go... http://www.archives.gov/veterans/

HOWEVER, some records are NOT at the National Archives. THIS LINK can help lead you to the correct places to find the information you need. The Records Location Table is useful for this.

The old paper SF-180 Form is still available for requesting Military Records.

IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY TO GET QUICK ACCESS
If there is an emergency or deadline associated with your request, please explain this in the "Comments" section of eVetRecs or in the "Purpose" section of the SF-180 so that we fully understand the situation and we will do our best to meet your priority.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a system where a variety of general questions can be asked about where certain items can be found, or other questions of concern. That is the
Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS)


MEDICAL CLAIMS
VA On-Line - Enrollment for VA Medical Benefits


ON-LINE CHAT
Military.com - everything military


OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
Multi-National Force - Iraq


ORGANIZATIONS - VSOs
The National Association of County Veterans Service Officers Home Page
Colorado and National Veteran Services Organizations


PTSD-RELATED CLAIMS

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Guide to Required Information from the American Legion
Veteran Filing a PTSD Claim? Here's Help from PTSD Combat : Winning the War Within - an information page
Mental Health Assessment Test
The Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (MHSAP) offers service personnel and their family members the opportunity to take anonymous, mental health and alcohol screenings both online and through special events held at installations. The online and telephone program are available 24/7 at www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org and 877-877-3647. Register for in-person materials for bases/installations or customize an online screening: www.MentalHealthScreening.org/Military or Phone: 781-239-0071.


RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS

Requesting Military Records
Obtaining Navy Deck Logs
Military Records and Veterans' Claims of Combat Exposure
Obtaining and Using Documents to Support Your Claim [VA and SSA]


SERVICE MEDAL REPLACEMENT

One-Time Free Replacement


SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS

TIPS FOR VETERANS FILING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY
Everything on Social Security Disability and how the federal disability system works


STATE LISTINGS
VA Listing for State-by-State Contact Information
Wyoming Internet Claims Filing System - Claims


TITLE 38 - CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS - All On-Line for access.
The entire Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) for Title 38- Part 0 to Part 17 includes:
0 Standards of ethical conduct and related responsibilities
1 General provisions
2 Delegations of authority
3 Adjudication
4 Schedule for rating disabilities
5 [Reserved]
6 United States Government life insurance
7 Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief
8 National Service Life Insurance
8a Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance
9 Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance and Veterans' Group Life Insurance
10 Adjusted compensation
11 Loans by banks on and payment of adjusted service certificates
12 Disposition of veteran's personal funds and effects
13 Veterans Benefits Administration, fiduciary activities
14 Legal services, General Counsel, and miscellaneous claims
15 Enforcement of nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs
16 Protection of human subjects
17 Medical

The entire Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) for Title 38- Part 18 to Part 61 (end) includes:
18 Nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs--effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
18a Delegation of responsibility in connection with Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964
18b Practice and procedure under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Part 18 of this chapter
19 Board of Veterans' Appeals: Appeals regulations
20 Board of Veterans' Appeals: Rules of Practice
21 Vocational rehabilitation and education
23 Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance
25 Uniform relocation assistance and real property acquisition for Federal and federally assisted programs
26 Environmental effects of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) actions
36 Loan guaranty
39 State cemetery grants
40 Intergovernmental review of Department of Veterans Affairs programs and activities
41 Auditing requirements
42 Standards implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act
43 Uniform administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements to State and local governments
44 Government wide debarment and suspension (nonprocurement) and governmentwide requirements for drug-free workplace (grants)
45 New restrictions on lobbying
46 Policy regarding participation in National Practitioner Data Bank
47 Policy regarding reporting health care professionals to State Licensing Boards
51 Per diem for nursing home care of veterans in State homes
52 Per diem for adult day health care of veterans in State homes
58 Forms
59 Grants to states for construction or acquisition of state homes
60 Fisher houses and other temporary lodging
61 VA homeless providers grant and per diem program

Other CFR Access Link
Electronic copy of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief in its entirety.
Title 38--Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
38 CFR Part 4 Book C-Schedule for Rating Disabilities VA WARMS site (Comp Tables here)
Site Title Name (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
38 CFR Chapter 1 Part 4 Subpart B for Rating Schedules
For Complete Downloads of the Title CFR 38, the USC 38, and VA Adjudication Manual M-21
see the VALaw site.


VA Benefit Forms - sorted by Form Number


VA Admin Forms - sorted by Form Number


SPECIAL LINKS
Waste Land
Benefits Listings - Brochures


VETERANS CLAIMS ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2000 Public Law 106-475


VA FORMS
This is an Excel Spreadsheet of All VA Administrative Forms ("10-" series Forms) AND All VA Benefit Forms ("21-" series Forms). Use the TAB feature at the bottom of the Spreadsheet to toggle between the two types of forms. All Forms are hyper linked to a downloadable, printable version of that Form.
Excel Spreadsheet for ALL VA FORMS.

Some DoD Forms


VA Regulations - full database - Searchable



VA BUDGET MATTERS
VA Office of Budget - Budget Submission Summary Volume
VA Office of Budget - Budget Submission Summary Volume


MYTH AND FACTS
VA Watchdog dot Org HEMORRHOIDS TO SHAVING BUMPS


John Well (CDR USN, ret.), our Legislative Advisor and Legal Counsel, was interviewed on Fox and Friends on April 2 and again on April 6 about veteran problems.



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