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Trouble with VA? Contact a service officer.  The billing process at VA often breaks down, Congress learned last
fall.  Veterans, regardless of American Legion membership, can turn to American Legion service officers for help
when they have questions or disputes about their health-care bills from VA.  Use the American Legion Web site
to find a service officer near you.  www.legion.org/departmentofficers 

 

The following is an excellent site for state by state veterans benefits.

http://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/state-veterans-benefits-directory.html?ESRC=mrvr.nl

 
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.  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.
 
Honor Flight Program:  
      National Program:  www.honorflight.org
      State Programs:     http://www.honorflight.org/programs/index.cfm                        
                 (Click on the state you wish to look at and it will list the cities that support the program).
 
 
Pickens County SC Web Site:   http://co.pickens.sc.us/default.aspx
 
 
Greenville County Veterans Affairs Office: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/Veteran_Affairs/
 
South Carolina State Office of Veterans Affairs:  http://www.oepp.sc.gov/va/mission.html
 
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page:  http://www.va.gov/
 
The National Guard Association of the United States:  www.ngasc.org
The site has the latest information and many links to sites that you may consider
helpful.
 
My name is Michael Ciocca, and I was curious to see if you are still updating the list 
of links on your website. I have recently worked alongside a veteran to create a
financial guide for military members. The guide covers topics across a military 
members career, from pre-deployment to returning to civilian life. It would be 
great to have it included on your site where it would reach the people that it
was intended for.   The guide is available here:
http://www.totalmortgage.com/total-path/financial-planning-for-servicemembers-veterans

 

Outreach Coordinator for MaritimeInjuryGuide.Org    Given the skills and strong work ethic that many
military veterans possess, the maritime industry has recently started looking to Veterans to fill certain job
positions.  However, maritime jobs come with some potentialdangers.  We posted a blog article on our
site aimed at making Veterans aware of the dangers involved in maritime jobs.  The maritime industry
can provide some great opportunities for Veterans, but we want to make sure there are aware of the risks.
Web Site is:

              www.maritimeinjuryguide.org/blog/veterans-need-to-be-extra-cautious-with-maritime-
                      jobs/

Maritime Injury Guide Organization Home Page Web Site:

               www.maritimeinjuryguide.org

Below is web site for Financial planning for servicemembers and veterans.
 
http://www.totalmortgage.com/total%2Dpath/financial%2Dplanning%2Dfor%
2Dservicemembers%2Dveterans/
 
Here is a link to a site giving information on vets benifits 
http://www.transitionsforveterans.org/aid-attendance.html
 
The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Harold L. Whitmore; Jr. Vice Commander, Chapter 845 
South Carolina P.O. Box 14564, Greenville, SC 29610-4564; Home Phone: (864) 269-7562, Cell 
Phone: (864) 593-2212; EMail: wharoldsg@aol.com
 
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, 2010 Edition:
http://www1.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
 
Board of Veterans Appeals:  http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
 
Center for Women Veterans:  http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/ 
 
A comprehensive consumer guide on housing and mortgages for 
veterans and active military.  It covers what VA loans are, its 
benefits, how to apply for one, special protections against 
foreclosure, etc.  http://www.mortgageloan.com/veterans/
 
Lung Cancer Answers: http://www.lungcancer-prognosis.com provides 
information on causes, types of lung cancer, symptons, diagnosis, and 
treatment options.  We also have a page specifically for veterans: 
http://www.lungcancer-prognosis.com/military.html.  If you rather
something more visual, we also provide the following info-graphic: 
http://www.lungcancer-prognosis.com/causes.html.  
 
 
Veterans Mesothelioma Web Site:  When at the site go to the Veterans Category on the 
Left Site and click on Mesothelioma & Veterans.  www.pleuralmesothelioma.com 

Outreach Coordinator for Mesothelioma Care.  We are a public service geared towards
helping veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.  We help with helping
mesothelioma patients secure financial assistance to help with their disease and our
service is free to the public:  The Web Site Is:

     http://www.mesocare.org
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awarencess Center:  www.maacenter.org
 
Mesothelioma Cancer Network:  www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com
 
Mesothelioma Prognosis Web Site: http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.org

Free Resources For Mesothelioma Victims and Their Loved Ones:
           www.MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org

Other Excellent Mesothelioma Web Sites for Veterans: 

    http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org/mesothelioma.htm

    http://www.mesotheliomaweb.org/veterans.htm
    http://www.asbestos.net/veterans/
    http://www.mesorc.com/veterans-mesothelioma/
    http://www.mesorc.com/banasbestosnow/
    http://www.asbestos.com an organization devoted to assisting veterans through their application processes 
          for VA benefits,  and helping them obtain the maximum benefits for which they are entitled.   
           www.MesotheliomaSurvivors.org
    
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Resource Center.  Once at the Home Page
http://www.asbestos.net there is a link at the top of the page which says 
"Mesothelioma & Veterans.   http://www.asbestos.net 
 
Veterans Agent Orange Web Site:  http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03:  http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm 
 
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 
 
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
  
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 
 
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005:  http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf  
OR, 
http://www.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.asp
 
Forms and Records Request:  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/ 
 
Geriatrics and Extended Care:  http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/ 
 
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/
  
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/
  
My Health e Vet:  http://www.myhealth.va.gov/
 
National Association of State Directors:  http://www.nasdva.net/
  
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
 
Peacetime Disability Compensation:  
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131 
 
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 Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress: 
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc
  
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/
 
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 
 
Title 38 
Index 
Parts 0-17 
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=
/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl 

Part 18 
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?sid=
1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl 

Title 38 
Part 3 Adjudication 
Subpart Aa"Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: http://ecfr.
gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/
Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl 

Title 38 
Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief 
(also A 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) 
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=
1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl 
 
Title 38 
A 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the 
individual. PART 4a"SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES 
Subpart Aa"General Policy in Rating:  http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/
textidx?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 Life Insurance Handbook a" 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 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/
  
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 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/ 
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