for download through the NVLSP website,
when you travel in search of a job.
1-877-881-7618 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Many state and local organizations help
veterans and their families.
Here are some resources for mental
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We recommend using
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection
Temporary Total Disability Rating
38 U.S.C. 1151
Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing
Special Home Adaptation
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child
Change of Address
A general list of other Federal agencies that
offer benefit programs and resources for
Service members, Veterans, and their families.
Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.
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Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans and a member of the
(Conditions below are NOT in alpha order...you've got some research to do.)
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Your VA refers to any illness or injury as a condition.
You must have a specific medical diagnosis to claim a condition. For example,
you can't generalize by saying "My bones hurt." You'll need a
medical diagnosis such as "osteoarthritis, left knee" or similar.
The listings of all VA rateable conditions will be found in
Below you'll find a listing of rated conditions.
As you research and develop your claim, you should find your condition in
The Schedule For Rating Disabilities as well as its specific DBQ.
Once you've done that you'll know exactly what VA is looking for so that they
can service connect and rate your disabling condition.
Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting him to participate in the RAMP program. We had to read it about 5 times to understand everything, so I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of a rep or attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter. /s/Julie Glover
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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices
VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.
This guide provides information on locating
military unit histories and individual service
records of discharged, retired, and deceased
military personnel. It also provides information
on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for
military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.
You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.
There are additional benefits that you may be
eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for
a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.
These are known as derivatives.
The White House Veterans
Complaint Line is open