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Army Behavioral Health
The Army Behavioral Health Website is maintained by the US Army Medical Department for soldiers, their families, the public and news media. It is largely a collection of articles on a variety of issues specific to soldiers heading into or returning from combat. Resources are in available in different formats such as PDF articles, videos and web links. There is also some interesting content on the Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT), a team of health professionals deployed to war zones to assess the mental and behavioral health of soldiers. This site is intended primarily for soldiers and their families, although health professional working with military personnel may find some useful content on the site.
http://armymedicine.mil/Pages/behavioralhealth.aspx - 12-Jun-2007 - Hits: 984 - Rate This | Details
Schedule for Rating Disabilities (38 CFR 4)
Working on your VA disability compensation claim for a service-connected illness or disorder?
Title 38, of the US Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR) is the guidance that dictates how the VA will rate your disability. It is entitled, "Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief."
Part 4 is entitled, "Schedule for Rating Disabilities." Here you will find all the ratable health conditons currently recognized by the VA.
Table of Contents:
4.1 - 4.31 - Subpart A - General Policy in Rating
Subpart B - Subpart B - Disability Rating
4.40 - 4.73 - The Musculoskeletal System
4.75 - 4.84a-5 - The Organs of Special Sense
4.85 - 4.87a - Impairment of Auditory Acuity
4.88 - 4.89 - Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies
4.96 - 4.97 - The Respiratory System
4.100 - 4.104 - The cardiovascular System
4.110 - 4.114 - The Digestive System
4.115 - 4.115b - The Genitourinary System
4.116 - Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast
4.117 - The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
4.118 - The Skin
4.119 - The Endocrine System
4.120 - 4.124a - Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders
4.125 - 4.130 - Mental Disorders
4.149 - 4.150 - Dental and Oral Conditions
For assistance completing your disability claim with the VA, contact a Veterans Service Organization.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=38:184.108.40.206.5&idno=38 - 11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 2145 - Rate This | Details
Veterans Affairs - Compensation Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that (1) happened while on active duty, or (2) were made worse by active military service. Apply online. Once the VA processes your disability claim and grants you a rating for your medical condition, you'll receive monthly tax-free payments.
http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/ - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1339 - Rate This | Details
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
The DAV employs a corps of highly trained personnel who directly and tirelessly represent veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense, and other government agencies. Veterans do not have to be DAV members to take advantage of this outstanding assistance, which is provided free of charge.
http://www.dav.org/ - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 331 - Rate This | Details
Gulf War Illnesses
- Operation Desert Shield (ODS),
- Operation Desert Storm (ODS),
- Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and
- Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
- depleted uranium,
- the anti-nerve gas pill pyridostigmine bromide,
- infectious diseases,
- chemical and biological warfare agents,
- vaccinations (including anthrax and botulinum toxoid),
- oil well free smoke and petroleum products,
- and other health risk factors encountered by Gulf War veterans.
Are you a veteran of a Gulf War who has a question about Gulf War illnesses? This Web page is a good starting point for researching answers to your questions. Here you'll find links to reports, brochures, fact sheets, journal article summaries, and other articles about Gulf War illnesses.
U.S. Gulf War veterans include those who have served in the following military operations:
Gulf War veterans were exposed to a wide variety of environmental hazards and potential harmful substances during their service in Southwest Asia. Many of the risk factors faced by Gulf War veterans include:
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) cares about Gulf War veterans and has developed a comprehensive program to help you. This includes quantity medical care services, disability compensation, scientific research, outreach, and education.
The VA also offers a Gulf War Veterans Information Helpline: 1-800-PGW-VETS or 1-800-749-8387. This helpline assists the veteran in obtaining: marital or family counseling, disability compensation, or information about the wide range of benefit programs administered by the VA.
Individuals with first-hand information about "incidents" that occurred in the theater of operations during the Gulf War and that may be related to health problems experienced by individuals who served in the War: call the DoD "Incidents" Hotline at 1-800-497-6261.
There are also many national veterans and military service organizations that provide assistance and representation for millions of veterans, servicemembers, and their families through world-wide networks.
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/ - 11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 371 - Rate This | Details
Help for Homeless Veterans
If you are a homeless veteran or a veteran at risk of becoming homeless, these pages provide information that you can use to seek help. They include addresses, phone numbers and websites to find out about services, programs and other help that is available. This Web site's articles addresses the following topics: Getting Started (Developing a plan), Where to go for Help, Replacing Personal Records, Seeking Federal Benefits, Guide for Women Veterans, Guide for Incarcerated Veterans, Phone/Web site List, and Resources for Homeless Veterans. If you experience difficulties getting results or locating services in your local area, call the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 1-800-VET-HELP.
http://nchv.org/index.php/help/ - 11-Jul-2014 - Hits: 48 - Rate This | Details
Life Insurance Benefits for Service-Disabled Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs offers life insurance benefits for disabled veterans. Apply online.
http://www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/index.asp - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 236 - Rate This | Details
Make The Connection: Veterans Stories & Support
Make the Connection provides personal video testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. The site also provides informational resources on mental health conditions such as PTSD and depression, and symptoms of problems such as drug and alcohol abuse.
http://maketheconnection.net/ - 2-Sep-2013 - Hits: 57 - Rate This | Details
A database of military communities and resources online. Find the hard to locate veteran communities here! Very interesting links!
http://sites.google.com/site/militarylinkage/ - 15-Sep-2008 - Hits: 98 - Rate This | Details
REALifelines (Recovery & Employment Assistance Lifelines) is a U.S. Department of Labor program for veterans injured or wounded while on active duty that assists recovery and success in your future career. Contact a REALifeLines representative at 1-888-774-1361 for transition assistance.
http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/REAL-life/ - 13-Sep-2006 - Hits: 102 - Rate This | Details
VA - WARMS Site Map
The Veterans Affairs' (VA) Web Automated Reference Materials System (WARMS) Site Map or table of contents facilitates your search for VA documents.
http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/Site_Map.asp - 13-Aug-2007 - Hits: 141 - Rate This | Details
A significant number of post-war veterans experience difficulties readjusting to civilian life.
Vet Centers provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.
Vet Centers also furnish bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel.
http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/ - 11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 119 - Rate This | Details
Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington (VIEW)
VIEW is a program in Washington State for homeless Veterans which provides housing, work and mental health counseling. Must have 30 days clean/sober. Must attend 12-step meetings and save a minimum of $25 a week. No "entitlements" allowed.
http://www.veteransworkshop.org/ - 4-Apr-2000 - Hits: 173 - Rate This | Details
Veterans Service Organizations Directory
This directory lists current veteran service organizations.
http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 286 - Rate This | Details
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services
A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program: Chapter 31, Voc Rehab provides employment, independent living services, and vocational-educational counseling for disabled veterans and some dependents.
http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 197 - Rate This | Details