VA Resources: Important Links

LOTS OF IMPORTANT LINKS TO VA RESOURCES

Here is a set of URL “links” which can give you info on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. There are also sites which explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information, and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. The list is LONG and there may be some duplicate links listed.

* Appeals  http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp

* Board of Veterans’ Appeals http://www.bva.va.gov/

* Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

* Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.vetbiz.gov

* Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

* Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-12               http://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/resources_comp01.asp

* Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page http://www.va.gov/

* Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm

* Due Process http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp

* Duty to Assist http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp

* Electronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www.ecfr.gov

* EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU)  http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158

* Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

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

* Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS CPG    http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

* Hearings http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp

* Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless/

* HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

* M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/Site_Map.asp

* 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

* My HealtheVet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/

* National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.us/

* Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings  http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc

* Power of Attorney http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/M21_1MR1.asp

* Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337

* Publications Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

* Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.rcv.va.gov/

* Title 38 Index Parts 0-17 http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl

* Part 18 http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl

* Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart “Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation  http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

* Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also A,A 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

* Title 38 PART 4–SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B–DISABILITY RATINGS  http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

* U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov/

* VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf

VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF)   http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html

* VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

* VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/

* VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

* 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 Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page  http://www.publichealth.va.gov/

* Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

* VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

* 38 CFR Book C, Schedule for Rating Disabilities  http://www.benefits.va.gov/warms/bookc.asp

* War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)   http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/

* Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/