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Veterans

This page provides information useful to any veteran. The people of Lincoln County support American veterans and appreciate the service they have provided to our country.

 

There are approximately 339,000 veterans residing in Nevada eligible for services.  For more information, call NOVS toll free at 1-866-630-VETS (8387) or visit their website at www.veterans.nv.gov.

Useful Links

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.

Quick Guide, links sorted by first letter of the topic

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  

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/
CARES Draft National Plan http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?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 for Disabled Veterans or Beneficiaries of Veterans Killed in the Line of Duty 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/index.cfm?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

Education

Military Friendly Colleges and Universities

Veteran Education and Accredited Online Colleges -- discusses the economic climate veterans are returning to and the educational and career opportunities made available to them by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program and job programs such as those under the VOW To Hire Heroes Act.

Accredited On-Line Schools and Colleges We recognize that our Veterans have a desire to readjust to civilian life at home which includes exploring different educational opportunities. Our database provides information on the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act where they can learn which programs will allow them to use their GI Bill resources effectively as well as education grants designed specifically for those who served our nation.

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  

Explore Veterans Affairs web site - Military veterans and their families have a new online source of help for getting benefits they have earned. The following list is a sample of the benefit information available on the Veterans Affairs web site.

Employment Opportunities

How to Become a Police Officer

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  
Finances After Active Duty   http://www.debt.org/veterans/jobs-and-unemployment/
Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/    


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.oefoif.va.gov/

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/  
Military Money Management  http://www.debt.org/veterans/how-to-manage-debt-serving-military/        
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp
My Health e 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
Effects of Persian Gulf War on U.S. Veterans  http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/effects-persian-gulf-war-vets.asp
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.med.va.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.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html

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  
Title 38 Index 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 A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation"

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)

Title 38 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS

Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart à "General Policy in Rating

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/gaf.html          
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/  
VAOIG 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  http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx>
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 http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/          
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


Print this out and save it in your  VA files. It may be useful to you or your family in the future.  


National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research:
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Resources for Individuals with Hearing Loss
 
Dr. Mitchel Turbin of the Portland, Oregon Veterans Administration Medical Center’s National Center for Rehabilitation and Auditory Research has some great resources on the center’s website about resources available for individuals with hearing loss:
 
- “The Living Well with Hearing Loss Workshop” by Dr. Turbin with the complete PowerPoint curriculum for a two-hour multimedia informational support group session he developed with a national team of experts – including NVRC favorite Dr. Sam Trychin!
 
- “Facing the Challenge: A Survivor’s Manual for Hard of Hearing People” developed by the Hearing Loss Association of Oregon.
 
- A two-page fact sheet on “How We Hear”
 
- A three-page fact sheet answering frequently asked questions about getting a hearing aid from the VA
 
- A 30-page document with all kinds of information about hearing aids from the Department of Veterans Association such as loans, adjusting to the hearing aid, batteries, telephone use, care, repairs, troubleshooting and much more.
 
- Information about medications and hearing loss.
 
- A three-page information sheet on Tinnitus.
 
- “Why Can’t I Understand Speech” by Nancy E. Vaughn, Ph.D, CCC-A
 
- “Tips for Improving Your Listening Experience” by M. Samantha Harris, Ph.D, CCC-A and Gabrielle Saunders, Ph.D.
 
- “Ototoxicity” by Dawn Konrad-Martin, Ph.D., CCC-A and Stephen A. Fausti, Ph.D., CCC-A
 
- “Programs for Veterans and the Community”
 
http://www.ncrar.research.va.gov/ForVets/Resources.asp

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