VA Benefits


To check the status of your VA claim or request information please call 1-800-827-1000


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eVetRecs – Request Copies of Veterans Military Personnel Records:http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/

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CONTACT your local County Veterans Service Office to file your VA claim: Click Here

Be prepared for your next VA doctors appointment or C & P Exam. VA Physician Guide for Disabilities.

Millennium Emergency Medical Care for Service or Non Service Connected conditions. You might not have to pay anything for health care. Please follow this link and read it. Veterans that go to the Emergency MUST notify the VA within 72 hours of admission. VA form 10-583 Claim for Emergency Care. Call the VA 1-800-827-1000.

Veterans of the United States Armed Forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code.

There is more information tools at the VA website:
Please click here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/21guides.asp

Benefits
Education

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Home Loans

  • Home Loan Eligibility
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Homes for Sale

Compensation and Pension

  • Disability Compensation
  • Pension
  • Burial Allowances
  • Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation

Survivors’ Benefits

Month of Death Survivors Benefit

  • Compensation
  • Pension
  • Educational Assistance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Training and Employment Services
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Life Insurance
  • Service members’ & Veterans’ Group Life Insurance
  • Traumatic Service members’ Group Life Insurance General Benefit Information
  • Benefits for Returning Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom
  • Benefit Fact Sheets

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

New GI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Veterans Benefit Fact Sheet Info: http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/benefits/factsheets/index.asp

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New Information for Vietnam Veterans – Agent Orange Vietnam veterans may be eligible for compensation and health care for certain diseases associated with Agent Orange, the defoliant sprayed to unmask enemy hiding places in the jungles throughout Vietnam.

Special health care and compensation benefits are available to the 2.6 million men and women who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975,VA presumes that all military personnel who served in Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange, and federal law presumes that certain illnesses are a result of that exposure. This “presumptive policy” simplifies the process of receiving compensation for these diseases since VA foregoes the normal requirements of proving that an illness began or was worsened during military service.

Based on clinical research, the following diseases are on VA’s Agent Orange list of presumptive disabilities and they are still adding more:

  • acute subacute peripheral neurophathy
  • chloracne
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • multiple myeloma
  • non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • porphyria cutanea tarda
  • prostate cancer
  • respiratory cancers (lung, bronchus, larynx and trachea)
  • soft-tisue sarcoma, acute
  • Type II diabetes mellitus

Information on Agent Orange: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/
Diseases Associated with Agent Orange: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp#veterans

Vietnam veterans and their families can contact VA for more information about these benefits. For the Agent Orange Registry physical examination, call a local VA hospital or clinic listed in the government pages of your phone book. To file a compensation claim for a current disability related to Agent Orange, veterans can call 1-800-827-1000 for an application form or visit VA’s Web site at: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov.

Diseases Associated with Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan Conflicts VA is publishing a proposed regulation that will establish nine specific infectious diseases as associated with military service in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War from 1990 to the present and in Afghanistan on or after September 19, 2001. The nine diseases are:

  • Brucellosis
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Coxiella burnetii (Q fever)
  • Malaria
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Nontyphoid Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Visceral leishmaniasis
  • West Nile virus

Gulf War Registry health examination, a cost-free examination by VA for possible long-term health problems associated with service during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.

For more information, please visit the website here. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/gulfwar /infectious_diseases.asp

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