Thursday, July 28, 2011

LINKS AND INFORMATION FOR VETERANS [UPDATED 2/27/2017][UPDATED 3/2016]

This is an attempt to centralize a few links that may help a veteran or his/her family.  None of these are endorsements - please make sure any site is valid before providing personal information.  


Thank you for your service to our country!  God bless you.



Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page 

http://www.va.gov/


Appeals
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fbenefits.va.gov%2Fbenefits%2F&QT=APPEALS&submit.x=30&submit.y=11&submit=Search

Benefits Fact Sheet
http://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/factsheets.asp


CARES Commission 
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.va.gov%2Fvbs%2Fbva%2F&QT=CARES+commission&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Center for Minority Veterans 

http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Veterans Enterprise 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.vetbiz.gov%2Fdefault2.htm&QT=CENTER+FOR+VETERANS+ENTERPRISE&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Center for Women Veterans 

http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans  - 2014

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/docs/gulfwar/gulfwar-newsletter-march2014.pdf

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service

http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-gulfwar.asp

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations 

http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) - Compensation



Electronic Code of Federal Regulations 
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.benefits.va.gov%2FWARMS%2FM21_1MR1.asp&QT=Electronic+Code+of+Federal+Regulations&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww1.va.gov%2Fopa%2Fvadocs%2Ffedben.pdf&QT=Emergency%2C+Non-emergency%2C+and+Fee+Basis+Care&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Environmental Agents 

http://www1.va.gov/environagents/

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww1.va.gov%2Fvhapublications%2FFileNotFound.cfm&QT=Establishing+Combat+Veteran+Eligibility&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet 
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/dod/du_factsheet_4aug98.htm 
and
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc

PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE 

http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/publications/IB10-185_health_care_overview_feb2015_eng.pdf
and
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.publichealth.va.gov%2Fexposures%2Fgulfwar%2F&QT=PRIORITY+FOR+OUTPATIENT+MEDICAL+SERVICES+AND+INPATIENT+HOSPITAL+CARE&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.publichealth.va.gov&QT=+Federal+Benefits+for+Veterans+and+Dependants+

Forms and Records Request 

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
    

Geriatrics and Extended Care
http://www.va.gov/geriatrics/

Guidelinea for VA/DoD Clinical Practice

http://www.healthquality.va.gov/

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health 

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/
and
http://www.benefits.va.gov/PERSONA/veteran-gulfwar.asp

Gulf War Veterans newsletter archives
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar/publications/newsletter-archive.asp

Gulf War Subject Index 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.healthquality.va.gov&QT=+Gulf+War+

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As 

http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-gulfwar.asp

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.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.hsrd.research.va.gov%2F&QT=Index+to+Disability+Examination+Worksheets+C%26P+exams+&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Ionizing / Radiation Issues
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww1.va.gov%2Firad%2F&QT=radiation+issues&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Legal - Office of Counsel General
https://www.va.gov/ogc/legalservices.asp

Life Insurance for Veterans
http://www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/

M-10 for spouses and children 
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.va.gov%2Firad&QT=m-10+for+spouse+and+children

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings 
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.benefits.va.gov%2FWARMS%2F&QT=Mental+Disorders%2C+Schedule+of+Ratings+&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Mental Health Program Guidelines - publication 1094
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=publication+1094

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers MIRECC/CoE

http://www.mirecc.va.gov/   

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.va.gov%2Fms%2Fabout.asp&QT=ms+centers&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

My Health eVet 

https://www.myhealth.va.gov/index.html

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=National+Center+for+Health+Promotion+and+Disease+Prevention

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings 

http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector)

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=Office+of+Medical+Inspector

Online VA Form 10-10EZ  - apply for VA Health Care Benefits online

https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neuro-degenerative Disorders 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww1.va.gov%2Fresdev%2Ffunding%2Fsolicitations%2Fdocs%2Fparkinsons.pdf&QT=parkinsons&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Peacetime Disability Compensation 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.va.gov%2Fresdev&QT=peacetime+disability+compensation

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.va.gov%2Fresdev&QT=Pension+for+Non-Service-Connected+Disability+or+Death

Persian Gulf Registry 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirecc.va.gov%2F&QT=persian+gulf+registry&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

Persian Gulf - Dept. of VA Affairs - annual reports to Congress
http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/medsearch/FocusAreas/veterans_affairs.shtml


Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=Persian+Gulf+Veterans%27+Illnesses+Research+1999%2C+Annual+Report

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=Persian+Gulf+Veterans%27+Illnesses+Research+2002%2C+Annual+Report
      
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) 

http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-exposures-project_112_shad.asp

Prosthetics Eligibility 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=Prosthetics+Eligibility

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fva.gov%2F&QT=Public+Health+and+Environmental+Hazards+Home+Page+&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

Public Health/SARS 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.publichealth.va.gov%2F&QT=sars&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

Publications and Manuals 

http://www.va.gov/vapubs/

Records Center and Vault Homepage 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.va.gov%2Fvapubs%2F&QT=VA+records+center&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.va.gov%2Fvapubs&QT=REQUEST+FOR+AND+CONSENT+TO+RELEASE+OF+INFORMATION+FROM+CLAIMANT%27S+RECORDS

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.va.gov%2Fvapubs&QT=Research+Advisory+Committee+on+Gulf+War+Veterans+Illnesses+April+11%2C+2002+

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses

https://www.va.gov/rac-gwvi/

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.publichealth.va.gov&QT=Survivor%27s+and+Dependents%27+Educational+Assistance

Title 38 Index

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.publichealth.va.gov&QT=title+38+index

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 

https://www.uscourts.cavc.gov/

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf
VA MS Research 
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=ms+research


VA National Hepatitis C Program 
http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.benefits.va.gov&QT=VA+National+Hepatitis+C+Program+


VA Office of Research and Development 
http://www.research.va.gov/


VA WRIISC-DC - War Related Injuries
http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/about-us/who-we-are/dc-wriisc.asp

VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address (Office of Inspector General)  

http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/
1 (800) 488-8244
[9:00am–4:00pm Eastern Time Monday–Friday excluding Federal holidays]

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?SQ=www.research.va.gov&QT=et+Center+Eligibility+-+Readjustment+Counseling+Service+

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page 

http://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information - Office of General Counsel
http://www.va.gov/ogc/legalservices.asp

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals 

http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page 

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans 

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/vethealthinitiative/gulfwar.asp

Vocational Rehabilitation - 
and Employment
http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOCREHAB/

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence 

http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOCREHAB/subsistence_allowance_rates.asp

VONAPP online 

http://www.knowva.ebenefits.va.gov/system/templates/selfservice/va_ss/#!portal/554400000001018?LANGUAGE=en&COUNTRY=us

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C

http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp

Wartime (Gulf War) Disability Compensation 

http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/claims-postservice-gulfwar.asp
and Compensation 101
http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey 

http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site 

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

What VA Social Workers Do 

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.warrelatedillness.va.gov%2F&QT=va+social+workers&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

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May, 15, 2013
I was contacted about adding this link below ... so I'm including them here.   As a disclaimer, I'm not familiar with theses organizations and I AM NOT endorsing them... 

March 19, 2016.... A few more sites from a reader - A.Tollersons (a fellow North Carolinian) Her site is http://forfamilyhealth.net   Thank you for the information, and to my readers - please thank her, too.

Again, I have not verified these sites and I am NOT ENDORSING them or their products.  But if they can help one veteran, then I'm all for that!  I DO recomment verification of all sites on this post...


Recreation opportunities for wounded warriors, disabled veterans and their families   http://www.operationwearehere.com/VeteransFamiliesRecreationWoundedWarriors.html

The Ultimate Job Relocation Guide For The Newly Hired

Making the transition back to your civilian job a little smoother

Transitioning back to your family after deployment

How service and Therapy Dogs help (blog)
https://www.rover.com/blog/ptsd-service-therapy-dogs/

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These links have several pages of additional info sites - some may be duplicates.....


http://c322association.org/veteranbenefits.pdf


http://www.ausa.org/resources/retireeaffairs/Pages/DirectoryofVeteranBenefitsInfoWeb-Sites.aspx


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2/27/2017
The links below were provided to me in an email.... I have NOT verified them but merely added them her in hopes they might help someone.... again - some may be duplicates.   

Veterans Crisis Line
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Female Veterans and Drug Addiction - 15 ways to support ongoing battle
http://www.drugrehab.org/female-veterans-addiction/

Coming Home From Deployment: The New “Normal”
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240149_SAFComingHomeBrochure.pdf

The Veteran’s Complete Guide to Relocation
https://www.redfin.com/blog/the-veterans-complete-guide-to-relocation

Surviving PTSD: Helping Your Military Loved Ones Get the Help They Need

http://thestir.cafemom.com/healthy_living/149723/surviving_ptsd_helping_your_military

How and When to Hang the American Flag

http://www.improvenet.com/a/how-and-when-to-hang-the-american-flag


Depression and Military Families

http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/military-service

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Topic search - publications
https://iris.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/id+1006+asp+www1+viewpublication

Addiction and Suicide (I got this link in an email - I have NO IDEA if it's legit, and I'm not promoting it.... but if it IS genuine, it might help someone in need...

http://www.drugrehab.org/addiction-suicide-veterans/

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