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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS    www.va.gov

VA HEALTH CARE ELIGIBILITY    www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

VA FORMS (ALTHOUGH ONE CAN APPLY ON-LINE, A STRONG RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO UTILZE A SERVICE OFFICER WHO CAN ASSIST WITH:  CLAIM/APPEAL PREPARATION AND REPRESENT VETERAN IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS    www.va.gov/vaforms

CONTACT THE VA     https://iris.va.gov/scripts/iris.cfg/php.exe/enduser/home.php

2 MILLION VETERANS/SPOUSES HAVE UNCLAIMED PENSIONS - CALL 800-827-1000; VETERANS GO TO    www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Milsvc/Docs/Pensoneg.doc, WIDOWS GO TO www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Milsvc/Docs/Dpeneg.doc

VETERANS SURVIVORS' BENEFITS    www.vba.va.gov/survivors

TO SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE E-MAILS WITH LATEST NEWS RELEASES AND UPDATED FACT SHEETS FROM THE VA    www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/opalist_listserv.cfm

ALS (LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE) IS NOW A SERVICE CONNECTED DISEASE-IMMEDIATELY CONTACT THE VA IF YOU OR A VETERAN FAMILY MEMBER HAS THIS DISEASE

SERVICE DISABLED CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES:    www.sba.gov/vets

VA INSURANCE AND DIVIDENDS    www.insurance.va.gov

TRAUMATIC INJURY PROTECTION PROGRAM - PAID IN ADDITION TO VA DISABILITY/PENSION BENEFITS, FOR TROOPS WOUNDED (RETROACTIVE TO 10/2001)    www.insurance.va.gov

ON-LINE PRESCRIPTION REFILLS:    www.myhealth.va.gov

SURVIVOR BENEFITS FOR SPOUSES/DEPENDENTS (SURVIVORS BENEFITS BUTTON)    www.vba.va.gov

IONIZING RADIATION (FOR VETERANS EXPOSED TO IONIZING RADIAITION), CONTACT ANY VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE OR A SERVICE OFFICER, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  www.va.gov/irad (BACK ISSUES OF "IONIZING RADIATION REVIEW"ARE AVAILABLE)

OFFICE OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION GENERAL COUNCIL - PRECEDENT OPINIONS    http://www1.va.gov/OGC/page.cfm?pg=2

COMPENSATION & PENSION BENEFITS ($)    www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

VETERANS BENEFIT TIMETABLE    www.hadit.com/library/compensation/VeteransBenefitsTimetable.pdf

BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO SERVICE CONNECTED VETERANS    www.vetshome.com/benefits_available.htm

BENIFITS AVAILABLE FOR FORMER POWs AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS:     www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/POW/index.htm 

GATEWAY TO COMPENSATION AND PENSION BENEFITS    www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/site.htm

VA BENEFITS - PURPLE HEART    http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/Library/pubs/PurpleHeart/PurpleHeart.pdf

HEALTHCARE INFORMATION FOR ALL MILITARY VETERANS    www.mnwfc.org/bemidji/vets6.htm

DEPENDENCY INDEMITY COMPENSATION (DIC) RATE TABLES    www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp03.htm#BM01

38 CFR BOOK C-SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES    http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

TITLE 38--PENSIONS, BONUSES, AND VETERANS RELIEF - CHAPTER I--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - PART 17--MEDICAL    www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/38cfr17_02.html

 U. S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS    www.vetapp.uscourts.gov

BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS JUDICIAL REVIEW SUPPORT (DIRECTIVE)    www.va.gov/publ/direc/BVA/BVADIR8460.doc

BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS    www.va.gov/vbs/bva/index.htm

*****  VERY IMPORTANT ---- AGENT ORANGE - VIETNAM VETERANS WHO HAVE:  Veterans' Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides:                                                                Acute and Subacute Transient Peripheral Neuropathy
A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of exposure to Agent Orange and resolve within 2 years after the date it began.                                                                                     AL Amyloidosis
A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs.                       B Cell Leukemias
Cancers which affect B cells, such as hairy cell leukemia.                                               Chloracne
A skin condition that occurs soon after dioxin exposure and looks like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of exposure to Agent Orange.                                                                                                       Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
A disease that progresses slowly with increasing production of excessive numbers of white blood cells.                                                                                                                        Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2)
A disease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body’s inability to respond properly to the hormone insulin.                                                                                 Hodgkin’s Disease
A malignant lymphoma (cancer) characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and by progressive anemia.                                                                         Ischemic Heart Disease
A disease characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the heart.                                   Multiple Myeloma
A cancer of specific bone marrow cells that is characterized by bone marrow tumors in various bones of the body.                                                                                                                  Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue.                        Parkinson’s Disease
A motor system condition with symptoms that include trembling of the limbs and face and impaired balance.                                                                                                                Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of exposure to Agent Orange.                                                                                                 Prostate Cancer
Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among men.                             Respiratory Cancers
Cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus.                                                                Soft Tissue Sarcoma (other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or Mesothelioma)
A group of different types of cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissues.                                                                                             VIETNAM VETERANS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE SINCE, AGAIN, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR COMPENSATION AND FREE TREATMENT --- NEW CONDITIONS MAY BE ADDED ANYTIME!  VETERANS SHOULD ALSO CONTACT A VA HOSPITAL FOR AN AGENT ORGANGE EXAMINATION!  www.va.gov/agentorangewww.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange, or call 1-8000-827--1000; VIETNAM VETERANS WITH CHILDREN WITH SPINA BIFIDA CAN CALL 1-888-820-1756  *****

*****  VERY IMPORTANT ----  GULF WAR VETS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CHEMICAL AGENTS FOLLOWING CHEMICAL MUNITIONS DEMOLITION AT KHAMISIYAH, IRAQ.  ACTIVE DUT:  800-749-8387; DISCHARGED VETERANS:  800-749-8387; GENERAL INFORMATION:  800-497-6261;  www.depyoymentlink.osk.mil  *****

TRAUMATIC INJURY PROTECTION PROGRAM - PAYMENTS OF $25,000 TO $100,000 GIVEN TO SERVICEMEMBERS AND VETERANS WHO SUFFERED CERTAIN TRAUMATIC INJURIES WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY.  PAYMENTS MAY BE RETROACTIVE TO OCTOBER 7, 2001.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE OFFICE OF SERVICEMEMBERS' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE AT 800-419-1473 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

COMBAT-RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION - THE PROGRAM PROVIDES MONTHLY COMPENSATION TO MILITARY RETIREES WITH COMBAT-RELATED DISABILITIES.  THE TAX-FREE BENFIT SUPPLIMENTS RETIRED PAY.    ARMY:  866-281-3254 www.crsc.army.mil; AIR FORCE:  866-229-7074 www.afpc.randolf.af.mil/disability/CRSC/CRSCnew.htm; NAVY & MARINE CORPS:  877-366-2772 www.hq.navy.ncph/crsch/combatrelated.htm; COAST GUARD:  800-772-8724

VA EDUCATION    www.gibill.va.gov FVA LOCAL ACCESS:  The Department of Veterans Affairs is represented by numerous
Regional offices (VARO), state Benefit Offices, Vet Centers, and medical facilities
throughout the U.S. and its territories. Locations of these facilities can be found
at:
- VARO: http://www.vba.va.gov/benefits/ROcontacts.htm
- State Benefit Offices: http://www.va.gov/statedva.htm
- Vet Centers: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/vetcenter.asp
- Medical, cemetery, and all the above:  http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp
- The yellow pages of your local telephone directory under Government OfficesOYHVA CLAIM TIPS: Three things that will help a veteran with a claim are to know the process; to know how to find info about your illness or injury; and to determine how the VA has handled cases like yours in the past.

1.) A web site where you can see the C&P Exam the VA uses, and print it out, and can show it to your private doctor. www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm. These 57 Disability Examination Worksheets are in use both by the doctors of VHA (Veterans Health Administration) who do the disability examinations and by the rating specialists, hearing officers, and Decision Review Officers of VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) who do the disability evaluations.

2.) A web site you can search, review and print out various pages of regulations, etc about the VA system and claims is www.warms.vba.va.gov/TOCindex.htm, which includes:

== Compensation and Pension - 21

== 38 Code of Federal Regulations - REGS

== Book A - General

== Book B - Adjudication

== Book C - Schedule for Rating Disabilities

3.) A web site where you can search Veteran Board of Appeals to see how the VA has handled your illness or injury, what they were looking for, and what paragraphs in VA regs apply is http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva.html. Decisions are current through 31 AUG 07.[Source: USDR Daniel Cedusky Dec 07 ++]”

For questions or information you get an email response by asking your question at
https://iris.va.gov/scripts/iris.cfg/php.exe/enduser/home.php.  To talk to someone
you can go to your local VA office or call the following
- VA Benefits:  800-827-1000 for Burial; Civilian Health & Medical Program
of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA); Death Pension; Dependency Indemnity
Compensation; Direct Deposit; Directions to VA Benefits Regional Offices; Disability
Compensation; Disability Pension; Education; Home Loan Guaranty; Life Insurance;
Medical Care; Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
- Education (GI Bill):  888-442-4551
- Health Care Benefits:  877-222-8387
- Income Verification and Means Testing:  800-929-8387
- Life Insurance:  800-669-8477
- Mammography Helpline:  888-492-7844
- Special Issues - Gulf War/Agent Orange/Project Shad/Mustard Agents and Lewisite/Ionizing
Radiation:  800-749-8387
- Status of Headstones and Markers:  800-697-6947
- Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD):  800-829-4833
- Suicide Call Center:  800-273-TALK (8255)
From Lt. James "EMO" Tichacek, USN (Ret))AOTHER LINKS: www.publicforuminstitute.org
www.commerce.gov
www.hirevetsfirst.gov
www.hirevestfirst.gov/smallbizown.asp
www.dol.gov
www.ssa.gov/emergency
www.ssa.gov
www.sba.tmonline

ESGR Programs
Veterans Business Outreach Center: Serving the Veterans of New York State Veterans Business Outreach Center – University of West Florida
Veterans Business Outreach Center – Robert Morris University Veterans Business Outreach Center – The University of Texas-Pan American Veterans Business Outreach Center – California VBOC
Office of Advocacy
http://www.aptac-us.org/new/ Project Manager for Katrina to Aid Individuals with Disabilities www.nchv.org
http://www.nvti.cudenver.edu/resources/VETSNET/vol14no2/vnmain_v14n2.htmKauffman eVenturing www.eVenturing.org


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