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TOBay's Veteran Services Division 2009: About Us

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TOBay's Veteran Services Division 2009: About Us Welcome home and thank you for your service to our country for those who served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Town of Oyster Bay's Veteran Services Division is ready to help you obtain the benefits available to you as a result of your service to your country, some of which include: Five Years of Enhanced Health Care. You are eligible to receive enhanced VA health care benefits for 5 years following your military separation date. Whether or not you choose to use VA health care after separation, you must enroll with VA within 5 years to get health care benefits later on. Dental Benefits. You may be eligible for one-time dental care but you must apply for a dental exam within 180 days of your separation date. OEF/OIF Program. Every VA Medical Center has a team standing ready to welcome OIF/OEF service members and help coordinate their care. Non-Health Benefits. Other benefits available include: financial benefits, home loans, vocational rehabilitation, education, and more. We recognize that your service has its affect not only on you, but also on your loved-ones. It affects you and your family both individually and as a family unit. As such we stand ready to help you and your family with respect to a variety of services, including: Emotional Support; Traumatic Brain Injury; Children's Services; Family Support; Military Sexual Trauma; Bereavement Counseling; Addiction / Gambling; Educational Services; Employment / Vocational Training; Small Business Support; Housing For Veterans; Social Security Disability; Nursing Home / Adult Day Care, and; Emergency / Crisis counseling. For all our veterans and their families, we stand ready to assist you. What follows are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. There are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Nearly 100% of this information is without charge and available for all veterans, the only catch is you have to ask for it. That's where we can help. We know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you -- and then we are ready to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

 

Appeals http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc

Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.bva.va.gov/eBenefits.asp

CARES Commission www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Draft National Plan http://www.va.gov/caresdecision/page.cfm?pg=105

Center for Minority Veterans http://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Women Veterans http://www.va.gov/womenvet/

Center for Veterans Enterprise www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html

Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assn www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www.va.gov/vso/

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

Environmental Agents http://www.va.gov/environagents/

Environmental Agents M10 http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315

Evaluation Protocol for Gulf War & Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Potential Exposure to Depleted Uranium (DU) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC

Evaluation Protocol For Non-Gulf War Veterans With Potential Exposure To Depleted Uranium (Du) http://www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

Fee Basis, Priority For Outpatient Medical Services & Inpatient Hospital Care www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 www.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

Forms and Records Request www.va.gov/vaforms/

Geriatrics and Extanded Care www.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

Gulf War Registry www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003

Gulf War Registry Referral Centers www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006

Gulf War Subject Index www.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Q&As www.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Homeless Veterans www.va.gov/homeless/

HSR&D Home www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

Ionizing Radiation www.va.gov/irad/

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/

M10 for spouses and children www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007

M10 Part III Change 1 www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008

M21-1 Table of Contents www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html

Mental Health Program Guidelines www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

My Health e Vet www.myhealth.va.gov/

NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors www.nasdva.com/

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999 www.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc

VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002 www.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

Phase I PGR http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004

Phase II PGR www.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005

Policy Manual Index www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) www.va.gov/shad/

Prosthetics Eligibility www.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 www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

Publications: Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

Publications and Reports www.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm

Records Center and Vault Homepage www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

Records Center and Vault Site Map www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html

Request For And Consent To Release Of Information From Claimant's Records www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 www.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses www.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

The Service Officers Corner www.geocities.com/veteransadvocate

Title 38 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4: schedule FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart A: General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b7e1c80768900fe79b3126a180a3da6&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.98.11&idno=38

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=5601440f9a028e2b353f1be27d4535d2&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl

Title 38 Part 18 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=e7f228f056f66128a3cf40196efa0323&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl

Title 38 Part 3: Adjudication Subpart A Pension, Compensation, and DIC Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr;sid=0a5cc4e74c654c10874b651cc99ff1b4;rgn=div5;view=text;node=38%3A1.0.1.1.4;idno=38;cc=ecfr

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans' Relief (also 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=ecfr;cc=ecfr;sid=89bb312d6d613680e34d4df4625d7f3b;region=DIV1;q1=gulf%20war;rgn=div8;view=text;idno=38;node=38%3A1.

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims www.vetapp.gov/

VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999 www.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc

VA Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002 www.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

VA Fact Sheet www.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html

VA Health Care Eligibility www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/

VA Life Insurance Handbook: Chap 3 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 www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

VA National Hepatitis C Program www.hepatitis.va.gov/

VA Office of Research and Development www.va.gov/resdev/

VA WMD EMSHG www.va.gov/emshg/

VA WRIISC-DC www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/

VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page www.vba.va.gov/

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals www.va.gov/vhapublications/

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives www.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page www.publichealth.va.gov/

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health www.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp

Vocational Rehabilitation www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey www.wri.med.va.gov/

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site www.gibill.va.gov/

What VA Social Workers Do www.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3

WRIISC Patient Eligibility www.illegion.org/va1.html

 

--- Regards, Walt Schmidt