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    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. - 2-Nov-2005 - Hits: 463 - Rate This | Details
    Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
    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:
    • Operation Desert Shield (ODS),
    • Operation Desert Storm (ODS),
    • Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

    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:
    • depleted uranium,
    • pesticides,
    • 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.

    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. - 11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 476 - 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. - 11-Jul-2014 - Hits: 157 - Rate This | Details
    PTSD Resource Guide
    This resource guide was created to help veterans and their family members to better recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD and what steps to take to get help. This comprehensive resource includes a lot of useful information as well as links to very helpful resources including links to military affairs sites for each state. - 18-Jul-2017 - Hits: 74 - 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. - 13-Sep-2006 - Hits: 246 - Rate This | Details
    Schedule for Rating Disabilities (38 CFR 4) Top Rated
    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. - 11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 2340 - Rate This | Details
    Strength in Support
    Strength in Support’s founding board members have served veterans and their families in Southern California for decades through their private clinical practices and informal mentoring. In the last few years, as they saw how military funding did not meet the needs of the simultaneous wars over the past decades and how lack of funding impacted veterans services available and wait-times and reduced advocacy for military families, they knew something needed to change. Thus a small group of passionate people, including veterans, military family members, therapists, and businesspeople formed SIS.

    They believe that through a combination of individualized clinical treatment, mentoring, and education they can help veterans progress toward healing and re-engagement in community life. Their staff and volunteers acknowledge and understand the sacrifices these families make, and are passionate about doing whatever possible to meet their needs. - 3-Aug-2017 - Hits: 111 - Rate This | Details
    Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
    Every year, hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines die in service to our country. While some of them will make the ultimate sacrifice on the field of battle, others will lose their lives while living a unique life as a service member. These men and women will leave behind their beloved family and friends. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is an organization created to provide comfort, support and care to these military survivors. - 13-Oct-2003 - Hits: 622 - Rate This | Details
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Top Rated
    The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to Service members, Veterans and their families. Below are some of the major program offices within VBA:
    • Compensation Service
    • Pension and Fiduciary Service
    • Insurance Service
    • Benefits Assistance Service
    • Education Service
    • Loan Guaranty Service
    • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Service - 3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 300 - Rate This | Details
    Vet Center
    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. - 11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 244 - Rate This | Details