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THE FACTS: This statement is inaccurate. 

VA Secretary Vows to Rid Department of Adversaries Who 'Don't Belong'
The embattled head of the Veterans Affairs Department on Tuesday shook off any indication that he might step down from his post in the wake of a scandal regarding his travel last year, saying he was setting the direction for the agency and everyone should either get on board or find another place to work.

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Memphis VA employee used to push VA accountability law still has same job
that employee, Brittney Lowe, had recently returned to work after a 60-day jail sentence for 

multiple DUI convictions.  Lowe still works at the VA in the same position she walked back into

months ago, seemingly unaffected by the law Shulkin and President Donald Trump have hailed

recently as it has allowed the VA to remove some 900 employees, though Trump

incorrectly exaggerated that number during his State of the Union address.

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The Veteran Affairs secretary’s Euro trip scandal, explained
Two weeks before the trip, Shulkin sent a memo scolding employees about overspending on travel: “The memorandum,” the inspector general’s report said, “instructed staff that before approving any employee travel, managers must determine whether the travel is ‘essential’ in order to decrease ‘employee travel and generate savings’ within VA.”

U.S. Marine known as Miami's veterans advocate arrested for grand theft
FDLE: Florida Veterans Foundation director stole $300K in donations

These Veterans Say Trump’s Military Parade Would Be A Big Waste Of Time
“I am not wasting a day standing and marching around in my freaking uniform 
so that somebody can get their rocks off,” one Navy vet said.

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11,000 disabled student veterans left without rent, expense money due to computer glitch
The memo instructs operators to apologize to veterans and tell 
them their payments are on the way.

VBA  Derivative Benefits Eligibility

The VA Benefit Eligibility Matrix

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.

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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).

Benefits from Other Federal Agencies

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.

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Secondary Mental Health Conditions
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.
Read the article here.

White House targets VA’s deputy secretary as ‘a warning shot’ to agency’s leader
White House wants to remove the Department of Veterans Affairs’ second-in-command

as a “warning shot” to VA Secretary David Shulkin...Bowman’s exit would leave three

crucial leadership jobs vacant. There is no permanent undersecretary for health, no

undersecretary for benefits, “Tom Bowman is a veteran and a patriot, a public

servant and a good man. If this is true, it will be a mistake, and I am deeply disappointed in the president,” Isakson’s statement says. “Veterans will suffer because of this decision if it’s true.”

Court determines military burn pits caused lung disease in service members
The thousands of U.S. military personnel and private contractors whose health 
was compromised by the dense black smoke of burn pits - and who were
then denied proper treatment - may finally be vindicated by a recent court ruling.

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2) The check is in the mail.

3) Hello, I'm with the VA and I'm here to help you.

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New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

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Fact Sheets

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VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

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Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

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Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

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Mental health resources for veterans, families

Many state and local organizations help

veterans and their families.

Here are some resources for mental

health and suicide prevention.

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 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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Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) Phase 1
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VA Form 21-526EZ

Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under

38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance

/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement
VA Form 21-534 EZ
Application for DIC,

Death Pension
Change of Address​

Add Your Dependents

Declaration of Status of Dependents

TDIU Annual

VA Form 4140

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Internal Revenue Service Information for Veterans
Partnership with VA
RS and US Department of Veterans Affairs entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015. The primary focus of the MOU is to provide free tax preparation services to Veterans and their families.

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 Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit

Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 

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.

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Appeals of Denied Claims

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.

The Board of Veterans Appeals

The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

How To Appeal A Denied Claim