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The following links have been provided as sites that may be of interest to members of the Post or to veterans in general (please note that the links have not been verified as of July 15, 2017):

Appeals:   http://www.warms. admin21/m21_ 1/mr/part1/ ch05.doc
Board of Veteran's Appeals:
Center for Minority Veterans:
Office of Small and Business Disadvantaged Center for Business Utilization:
Center for Women Veterans:
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans:
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service:
Compensation Rate Tables, effective12-1-17:
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page:
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations:
Disability Benefits Questionnaires, Comp:

Due Process:

Duty to Assist:

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care:

Environmental agents - Military exposures: 
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility:
Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU):

(Links above verified as of 25 April 2018; working on verification of links below)

See also,
Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet http://www1. docs/DepletedUra niumFAQSheet. doc
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=206
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www1. vadocs/fedben. pdf OR, http://www1. vadocs/current_ benefits. htm
Forms and Records Request gov/vaforms/
General Compensation Provisions http://www.access. title38/partii_ chapter11_ subchaptervi_ .html
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1. sshg/
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp. cpg/cpgn/ mus/mus_base. htm

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health http://www1. docs/VHIgulfwar. pdf
Gulf War Subject Index http://www1. page.cfm? pg=7&template=main&letter=A
Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As http://www1. docs/GWIllnesses QandAsIB1041. pdf
Hearings http://www.warms. admin21/m21_ 1/mr/part1/ ch04.doc
Homeless Veterans http://www1.
HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd. research.
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba. 21/benefits/ exams/index. htm
Ionizing Radiation http://www1.
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA http://www.vba.
M10 for spouses and children http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1007
M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1008
M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms. M21_1.html
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms. regs/38CFR/ BOOKC/PART4/ S4_130..DOC

Mental Health Program=2 0Guidelines http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1094
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence gov/ms/about. asp
My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth 
NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva. com/
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp. postdeploymentli nks.asp
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms. regs/38cfr/ bookc/part4/ s4%5F124a. doc  OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi. gov/
Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www. vha/1010ez/
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1. funding/solicita tions/docs/ parkinsons. pdf and,
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. title38/partii_ chapter15_ subchapteri_ .html
and, http://www.access. title38/partii_ chapter15_ subchapterii_ .html
and, http://www.access. title38/partii_ chapter15_ subchapteriii_ .html

Persian Gulf Registry http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.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. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1232 
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1006
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress  http:/ / gov/resdev/ 1999_Gulf_ War_Veterans% 27_Illnesses_ Appendices. doc 1999_Gulf_ War_Veterans' _Illnesses_ Appendices. doc

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1. prt/gulf_ war_2002/ GulfWarRpt02. pdf
Phase I PGR http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1004
Phase II PGR http://www1. ations/ViewPubli cation.asp? pub_ID=1005
Policy Manual Index gov/publ/ direc/eds/ edsmps.htm
Power of Attorney http://www.warms. admin21/m21_ 1/mr/part1/ ch03.doc
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.
Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1. pub_ID=337

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealt

Public Health/SARS http://www.publiche SARS/
Publications Manuals http://www1. ations/publicati ons.cfm?Pub= 4
Publications and Reports http://www1. prt/pubs_ individual. cfm?webpage= gulf_war. htm
Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac. default.html
Records Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac. sitemap.html
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS http://www.forms. Internet/ VARF/getformharn ess.asp?formName =3288-form. xft
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www1. gwvi/docs/ Minutes_April112 002.doc
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1. gwvi/docs/ ReportandRecomme ndations_ 2004.pdf
Research and Development http://www.appc1. programs/ all_programs. cfm
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access. title38/partiii_ chapter35_ .html 


Title 38 
Parts 0-17 
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Part 18 
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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=
1b0c269b510d3157fbf 8f8801bc9b3dc&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) 
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Title 38
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Title 38 
A 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the
Subpart Aa General Policy in Rating http://ecfr. gpoaccess. gov/cgi/t/ text/textidx? c=ecfr&sid=
1b0c269b510d3157fbf 8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0. 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. fact/gwfs. html
VA Health Care=2 0Eligibility gov/healtheligib ility/home/ hecmain.asp
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl. org/gaf/gaf. html
VA Life Insurance Handbook a" Chapter 3 http://www.insuranc inForceGliSite/ GLIhandbook/ glibookletch3. htm#310
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans. com/va_facts_ limits.cfm
VA MS Research gov/ms/about. asp
VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatiti
VA Office of Research and Development http://www1.
VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www1.
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address gov/oig/hotline/ hotline3. htm
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service gov/rcs/Eligibil ity.htm
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw. org/
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1. ations/
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives http://www1. benefits/ page.cfm? pg=13
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http://www.publiche
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransa(tm) Health http://www1. ind_study/ gulfwar/istudy/ index.asp
Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba. vre/
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba. vre/InterSubsist encefy04. doc
VONAPP online http://vabenefits. vonapp/main. asp
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms. bookc.html
Wartime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate. access.gpo. gov/cgi-bin/ getdoc.cgi? dbname=br owse_usc&docid=Cite:+ 38USC1110
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.
What VA Social Workers Do http://www1. k/page.cfm? pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion html