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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/centerfor minorityveterans /
Center for Veterans Enterprisehttp://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.gulfwarv ets.com/ubb/ Forum1/HTML/ 000016.html
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc http://www.gulfwarv ets.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/Benefits/ exams/index. htm
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.gpoacces s.gov/ecfr/
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care http://www1. va.gov/opa/ vadocs/fedben. pdf
Environmental Agents http://www1. va.gov/environag ents/
Environmental Agents M10 http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1002
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=315
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1. va.gov/gulfwar/ docs/DUHandbook1 303122304. DOCand http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1158
See also,
Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet http://www1. va.gov/gulfwar/ docs/DepletedUra niumFAQSheet. doc
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICESAND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=206
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www1. va.gov/opa/ vadocs/fedben. pdfOR, 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/partii_ chapter11_ subchaptervi_ .html
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1. va.gov/geriatric sshg/
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/GWIllnesses QandAsIB1041. pdf
Hearings http://www.warms. vba.va.gov/ admin21/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/
M10 for spouses and children http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1007
M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.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=2 0Guidelines http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.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.COMNational Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva. com/
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp. med.va.gov/ postdeploymentli nks.asp
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms. vba.va.gov/ regs/38cfr/ bookc/part4/ s4%5F124a. docOMI (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/solicita tions/docs/ parkinsons. pdfand,
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/ title38/partii_ chapter15_ subchapteriii_ .html
Persian Gulf Registry http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.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/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1232
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1006
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http:/ /www1.va. gov/resdev/ 1999_Gulf_ War_Veterans% 27_Illnesses_ Appendices. doc 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/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1004
Phase II PGR http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/ViewPubli cation.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.vethealt h.cio.med. va.gov/
Public Health/SARS http://www.publiche alth.va.gov/ SARS/
Publications Manuals http://www1. va.gov/vhapublic ations/publicati ons.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/getformharn ess.asp?formName =3288-form. xft
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002http://www1. va.gov/rac- gwvi/docs/ Minutes_April112 002.doc
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1. va.gov/rac- gwvi/docs/ ReportandRecomme ndations_ 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=2 0Eligibility http://www.va. gov/healtheligib ility/home/ hecmain.asp
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VA Life Insurance Handbook a" Chapter 3 http://www.insuranc e.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.hepatiti s.va.gov/
VA Office of Research and Development http://www1. va.gov/resdev/
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War 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/Eligibil ity.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/vhapublic ations/
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.publiche alth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransa(tm) 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/InterSubsist encefy04. 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=br owse_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/socialwor k/page.cfm? pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion .org/va1. html