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Vet Medical Legal Resources

Links for Veterans

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/centerforminorityveterans/
Center for Veterans Enterprise:
http://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.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc.:
http://www.gulfwarvets.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
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.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care:
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
Environmental Agents:
http://www1.va.gov/environagents/
Environmental Agents M10:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.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/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158
See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet:
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU):
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005:
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, 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/geriatricsshg/
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 and http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A&template=main&letter=A
Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As:
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf
Hearings:
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admi - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.docn21/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/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007 - http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007
M10 Part III Change 1:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.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 Guidelines:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094
Ment al 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.COM National Association of State Directors:
http://www.nasdva.com/
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:
http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings:
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.doc
OMI (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/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/
Peacetime Disability Compensation:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc - http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131&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/vhapublications/ViewPublication.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/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress
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/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004
Phase II PGR:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.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.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/
Public Health/SARS:
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
Publications Manuals:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.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/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002:
http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses:
http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_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

Title 38
Index
Parts 0-17
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Part 18
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Title 38
Part 3 Adjudication
Subpart A, Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation:

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

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-

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PART 4 - SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart B - DISABILITY RATINGS
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4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.
PART 4, SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart A, General Policy in Rating
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.96.11&idno=38&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc
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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 Eligibility:
http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF):
http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html
VA Life Insurance Handbook, Chapter 3:
http://www.insurance.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.hepatitis.va.gov/
VA Office of Research and Development:
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War:
http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp
VA WMD EMSHG:
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/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 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.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans
(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/InterSubsistencefy04.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 Di sability Compensation:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc - http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110> &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/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility:
http://www.illegion.org/va1.html

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