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Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be

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A general list of other Federal agencies that

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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.

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General
​Administrative Investigation VA Secretary and Delegation Travel to Europe

Administrative Investigation VA Secretary and Delegation Travel to Europe
​VA’s Chief of Staff Made False Representations to a VA Ethics Official and Altered an Official Record
​Secretary Shulkin Improperly Accepted Wimbledon Tickets
​Secretary Shulkin Directed the Misuse of a Subordinate’s Official Time
​Inadequate Documentation to Assess the Accuracy and Appropriateness of the Costs of the Trip
​Misleading Statements to the Media​​

Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans and a member of the 
Stateside Legal Advisory Board.

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Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818

Regional Loan Center

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Vocational Rehabilitation

and Employment

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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices

VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.

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Tactical Military Gear
Federal Register
Amazon Prime Logo Link
Pinups For Veterans

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

Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads

When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing​

Critical Deficiencies at the Washington DC VA Medical Center 

​​ In summary, the OIG found that the Medical Center has for many years suffered a series of

systemic and programmatic failures that made it challenging for healthcare providers to

consistently deliver timely and quality patient care. These breakdowns also heightened

the potential for fraud, waste, and abuse of government resources. Since 2013, there

were reports and documentation of many of these problems that leaders at the Medical

Center and its oversight entities, including the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 5 and

the VHA, failed to adequately address. Despite the many warnings and ongoing indicators of

serious problems, leaders failed to engage in meaningful interventions or effective remediation. 

Dear Secretary Shulkin,
It's over. You've given it your best shot, it's time to throw in the towel. I tell you this only in hopes that you'll save yourself further humiliation. You've been duped. As the last man standing of the hated Obama administration, you were set up just for this occasion. The VA continues a downhill slide, you're going to take the fall. If you were successful, all the credit would have gone to the wise choice made in keeping you around but nobody thought that could happen. They were right.
You seem a nice guy. I imagine you're a very good doctor and if I were grievously ill, I'd be happy to see you walk in to care for me.
I spent my career in health care working side by side with physicians just like you, diagnosticians, surgeons, researchers, administrators...the list goes on. Most were driven, brilliant people who lived their work. Once they left their comfort zone...usually roaming the halls of some hospital 7 days a week...they were lost. They couldn't buy groceries, they had never shopped in a Walmart. They were insulated from a lot of the rough and tumble that others see as their life.
Leaving your extraordinarily successful career in medicine and (civilian) hospital management behind for the VHA may have seemed a good idea at the time. It wasn't. If others had won the election, blah blah blah, but they didn't and you made the grievous error of hanging in with the hope you could succeed once again.
You can't. The veterans I know recognize that you're done. The big Veterans Services Organizations are supporting you because anything else scares them to death. They've feathered their own nests for decades and it's time that era ended.
Your very best option is to preserve some of what little dignity you have left and get right back to doing what you do best...medicine. You have a rewarding future ahead of you either in the direct care or the research community. You'll be welcomed with open arms and among sympathetic colleagues once again.
The nightmare of working for the VA can be over, at long last.
We wish you the very best sir. Your tenacity and spirit and that will to succeed is noted. 
Thank you for trying.

The VAWatchdog endorses the thought of Peter Hegseth assuming immediate control of our Department of Veterans Affairs.
/s/ Jim Strickland

 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

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.

Veterans Nutrition Vitamins Supplements

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Complaint Line is open


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Agent Orange Newsletter
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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.


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See what your representatives

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VA Secretary David Shulkin ousts three execs,

consolidates oversight of 23 hospitals
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced sweeping

plans Wednesday to reorganize the embattled agency from top to bottom, beginning with national headquarters essentially taking over and consolidating oversight of VA medical centers in 12 states.

What's the difference between a transgender soldier and the president of the United States?
The transgender solider has the balls to serve America in uniform.

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus & Secondary Mental Health Ratings
Dr. Brett Valette explains the connection

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Dependents, Pension


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C & P Exams

Everything You Need To Survive

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Discharges & Military Records

Daily Caller

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DENIED!!!   How To Appeal


Education For Dependents

Defense Threat Reduction Agency



Child Support  Alimony

Benefits Garnishment

My HealtheVet Website

The Federal Register

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FOX News

Free Beacon

GUNS Weapons   Concealed Carry

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Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

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IMO  IME  DBQs   Nexus Letters

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Medical Records Review

Marijuana   &  VA  DRUG TESTING & VA

Moscow Times

M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual
National Personnel Records Center

New York Times
Mother Jones

National Enquirer

Patient Record Flags

New Outreach for Vets Regarding
Discharges & Military Records.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea



Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]

Radio Garden

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Smoking Gun

Socialist Worker


The Sun

Talking Points Memo


USA Today

U.S. Medicine
Veterans Benefits Administration
Fact Sheets

The VA App Store

VA urges veterans to be
screened for hepatitis C

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn
Pit Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA Payment for Emergency Care

The Veterans Law Library

Ventusky Weather Wind Map

Veterans Benefits Administration
Benefit Brochures

Veterans injured by service wait
years for compensation hearings

Vietnam War Resources


Washington Post
Washington Times

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Weekly World News

World Net Daily
World Public Opinion


Veteran Proud

The VAWatchdog Blog - A Compendium of Current Events & Op/Ed

In any other presidency, 
our 'insufficiently accurate' secretary of Veterans Affairs would be gone

​Deceiving an ethics official is a serious offense for a government employee. Can we agree on that?
Now imagine you're a Cabinet official leading an agency of a few hundred thousand employees. One day last spring, you decide to accept an invitation to a July conference in Europe. Your chief of staff alters a federal record so your wife can tag along at government expense. You tell a staffer with a six-figure salary to play personal travel concierge for your wife. (The staffer later emails a colleague: "Boss told me 'if she's happy, I'm happy and you're happy.'") On the trip, your entourage idles as you devote much of your time to leisure. The whole thing costs taxpayers more than $122,000.

What is going on at the VA?
A window onto the Trump administration’s special brand of chaos
​DAVID SHULKIN, the secretary of veterans’ affairs, did a dim-witted thing when he took a leisurely trip to Europe in July 2017 at taxpayers’ expense. The government paid his wife’s travel costs while the pair toured Westminster Abbey, cruised down the Thames, improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon and went shopping in Denmark. For this, Mr Shulkin has been appropriately excoriated by his department’s inspector-general in a report that was released on February 14th. In most administrations, such daft behaviour would be a sacking offence. In the Trump administration, where five cabinet members have faced investigations over travel expenses, it seems rather pedestrian.

VA Benefit Identifier
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is pleased to present the first of its kind app for use by military veterans and their advocates, available

for download through the NVLSP website,  

Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. This application helps veterans, with or without the assistance of a veteran’s advocate, determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.

Unless you're a veteran using VA health care... 
Then maybe not so important since the test may be bogus?