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.
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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices
VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.
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
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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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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
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be
eligible for a broad range of
programs and services
provided by the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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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"There are so many things that could go wrong," Tarr said.
"We are not a prison. We are not a police force."
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. I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of an 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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Learn the facts about Unemployability here.
Clark did re-apply for disability in December 2017 only to find out the VA lost the most important part of her military record. Drew Early is a lawyer who helps veterans with VA claims. Drew says it typically takes three and a half years for an appeal to be reviewed in Atlanta. He says right now there are 35,000 appeals going through Atlanta's regional office and only about three teams reviewing those appeals.
Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans
and a member of the
"Veterans groups", otherwise known as Veterans Service Organizations are always supportive of the VA no matter how badly broken it may be. Veterans Service Organizations are in a panic when anything changes at VA. Change means they could lose their nicely feathered nests and they sure don't want that.
General Information on IU Claims Evaluating Evidence to Establish Entitlement to IU
Special Considerations in IU Claims
Rating Decision Addressing a Veteran’s Failure to Complete a Field Examination
Poverty Threshold Information
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Don't hesitate...call your attorney today!
Report to the President warns that whistleblower complaints about life-threatening
delays exposed in a KARE 11 investigation have not been addressed.
Veterans Clinical Psychologist Dr. Brett Valette
explains how your service connected hearing loss & tinnitus can cause depression and
a number of other mental health conditions. Does your hearing loss and/or tinnitus cause
a lack of attentiveness or anxiety? If there is a cause and effect nexus, your mental
health conditions may be claimed and rated as secondary to the hearing loss and tinnitus.
Simpson is out, Shulkin is staying, after Shulkin got busted taking his wife on your dime
for a 10-day trip to Europe that consisted of a "significant amount of personal time,
including Secretary Shulkin’s attendance at the Wimbledon tennis tournament."
Have You Received A RAMP Letter?
Don't get on the RAMP!
I've just had a VA appeal come in as a win through BVA after 9 years — yup, that’s right — it took 9 years for the veteran to prevail on appeal. Here’s the kicker—this was a mental health claim.
How can VA rationally expect someone who is suffering from a mental health disability to get through the claims process, much less the appeals process on their own? Further, what’s the purpose of VA compensation? Isn’t it to provide for issues resulting from active service? One would think those payments would be needed immediately, much less waiting for 9 years to bring this whole thing to fruition.
The capstone of all of this was that the DRO had turned the veteran down, even in light of all the favorable evidence available. I didn’t take “no” as an answer and we took it to BVA and there the veteran prevailed. So, DRO and BVA looked at the same file and came to different conclusions….I think that in the future we'll be doing this much more often...taking DRO denials to the BVA where we prevail.
My veteran is now happy, but it shouldn’t be this hard for any veteran to receive the full compliment of benefits they earned through their honorable service...especially for a veteran with a mental health issue.
Trump doesn't seem to realize veterans already get 5 years of
health care after service with or without a disability rating.
Returning Service Members: Enhanced Eligibility for VA Health Care
If you served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998, and were discharged
on or after January 28, 2003, you have special eligibility to enroll in the VA health care system
for 5 years from your date of discharge or release. You can receive cost-free medical care for
any condition related to your service in theater and access to VA’s full Medical Benefits Package.