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    Hiring Veterans

    June 14th, 2012

    Most companies canvassed in a study published Monday say it’s good business to hire veterans because of their leadership and teamwork skills, but some negative perceptions about veterans persist among business leaders. Read More

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    Useful links

    April 9th, 2010

    War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center – New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/  Depression and Trauma http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/depression-and-trauma.asp 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%20/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&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/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/
    M 10 for spouses and children < 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
    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.COM http://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
    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&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

    http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl
    Part 18
    http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl
    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
    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-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://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38
    Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A “SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart à “General Policy in Rating 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
    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  http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx>
    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 Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110
    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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    Creating a small business

    September 17th, 2009

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation

    Click here for more information http://www.sba.gov/index.html

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    Application for Medical Benefits from the VA

    September 17th, 2009

    The primary purpose of this form is to request enrollment in the VA Health Care System (Apply for Medical Benefits). Typically, Veterans who have NOT previously enrolled or applied for VA health care benefits should use this form Fill out the VA 10-10EZ form to enroll. Once you have completed, printed, and signed the VA form 10-10EZ you will need to fax it or mail it to you nearest VA Health Care System or you can enroll in person at any VA Medical Center or Clinic. Call 1-877-222-VETS for the nearest location.

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

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    Post 9/11 GI Bill Guide

    September 4th, 2009

    If your considering applying for the MGI Bill guide here is a helpful video outlining the highlevel requirements to get you started

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wwzie29m5Y

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    Useful information

    July 13th, 2009

    This page is designed as a resource for useful information regarding military civilian and transition assistance for veterans. Please check back for updates. If you have a suggestion for a topic of interest to you please respond to this blog page or send us an e-mail on the contact page. We’ve all chewed the same dirt, lets make it count.

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