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Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines
http://www.usmcpress.com/warriorculture.htm

Department of Massachusetts Marine Corps League
http://www.deptofmassmcleague.org/index.php

National Headquarters of the Marine Corps League
http://www.mclnational.org

Marines Helping Marines
http://www.marineshelpingmarines.org

Boy Scouts of America
http://www.scouting.org

Yellow Footprints
http://www.yellowfootprints.com

America's Veteran
http://www.fedshirevets.gov

USMC
http://www.marines.mil

Marine Corps Association
http://www.mca-marines.org

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
http://www.toysfottots.org

Sgt. Grit Marine Specialties
http://www.grunt.com

Woman Marines
http://www.womanmarines.org

Military Order of the Devil Dogs
http://kennel-modd.org

Young Marines
http://www.youngmarines.com

Marines Helping Marines
http://www.marineshelpingmarines.org

Together We Served
http://www.togetherweserved.com

Military Records Request
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/standard-form-180.html

Marine Embassy Guard Association
http://www.embassymarine.org

Search the Vietnam Wall
http://go.footnote.com/thewall

USMC Customs & Traditions
http://www.usmc1.us/usmc_customs_traditions.html

New England Division USMC
http://www.nedivisionmcleague.org

Marine Week Boston
http://www.marines.mil/community/MarineWeekBoston/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Virtual Wall
http://www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm

Desert Storm
http://www.desert-storm.com

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
http://iava.org

National Resource Directory
http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov


A Wealth of Valuable Links for

Veteran Benefits


ALL VETS SHOULD COPY THIS
Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to compile this...

If this helps one person, then it was worthwhile.

Pass on to all veterans!

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/

Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma Veterans Outreach
CARES Draft National Plan

http://www1.va.gov/cares/pagecfm?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/indexcfm?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 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.medva.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.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp


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 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 4-SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart - 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/gafhtml

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/

AOIG 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 Disability Compensation

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_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/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3

WRIISC Patient Eligibility

http://www.illegion.org/va1.html