Board of Veterans' Appeals - The Board of Veterans' Appeals (also known as BVA or the Board) is a part of the VA, located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. These Law Judges, attorneys experienced in veterans law and in reviewing benefit claims, are the only ones who can issue Board decisions. Staff attorneys, also trained in veterans law, review the facts of each appeal and assist the Board members. If you would like to conduct an on-line search of BVA's decisions, enter the word or group of words you are looking for here. From the resulting list, you can connect directly to individual decision texts or you can return to this page to conduct additional searches.
Burial Benefits - Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of 136 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family.
Carroll Publishing - Contact information for over 10,000 key personnel at over 1,300 U.S. defense contracting firms.
Defense Suicide Prevention Office - DoD's oversight authority for the strategic development, implementation, centralization, standardization, communication, and evaluation of DoD suicide and risk reduction programs, policies, and surveillance activities to reduce the impact of suicide on Service members and their families. Also see Suicide Data.
e-VETS Resource Advisor - U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy / Office of Compliance Assistance Policy.
Fold3 - The web's premier collection of original US military records. Orginal source documents,source records, military documents, military records, archives, history, project blue book, southern claims, history, Pennsylvania Archives, National Archives, NARA, genealogy, family history, revolutionary war, civil war, vietnam war, war of 1812, ancestry.
GI Rights Hotline - Provides information to servicemembers about military discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights. Provides help in cases of hazing, harassment, discrimination, and sexual assault.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) - Addressing critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans and GI Bill educational benefits.
Make the Connection - Provides personal video testimonials and resources to help veterans discover ways to improve their lives. Also provides informational resources on mental health conditions such as PTSD and traumatic brain injury, symptoms of problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, and life experiences such as transitioning from service and dealing with family and relationship challenges.
Military - U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard information and resources. Also see Military.com: Buddy Finder which allows you to search over 20 million records for people who served in the U.S. armed forces.
Military OneSource - A confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, National Guard, and reserve members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood services.
Military Partners and Families Coalition (MFPC) - A private non-profit non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 2011 by a group of partners of active duty U.S. Armed Forces service members stationed in the U.S. and overseas. MPFC provides support, resources, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender military partners and their families.
Military Personnel Records (MPR) - Repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century.
Mission Continues, The - Awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. Mission Continues Fellows serve for six months at a local nonprofit organization addressing key educational, environmental or social issues. Each Fellow works to achieve a post-fellowship goal of full time employment and/or pursuit of higher education, while maintaining a permanent role of public service.
National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) - Repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities.
OutServe - An ssociation of actively-serving LGBT military personnel. With over 5,000 members and 50+ chapters worldwide, it is one of the largest LGBT employee resource groups in the world. OutServe works to support a professional network of LGBT military personnel and create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Protect Our Defenders - Working to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence and harassment.
GI Bill Express - Together with their partner Military.com advertises a free guide listing more than 4,000 schools that cater to the military community. They also have resources for finding millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community.
Military.com - Educational resources, including how to use your GI bill for apprenticeship and on the job training programs.
SOC Guard (Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges) - A DoD funded organization that gives information and resources to National Guard soldiers regarding their educational benefits. SOC also has branches tailored towards the active duty branches of the military to help active duty personnel and their families work towards college degrees.
Soldiers Project, The - A group of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and marriage and family therapists in the Southern California area.
Veteran Centers - Provides readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) - Resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
Operation Welcome Homes - A plan to get Americans to donate "dormant" space in condos, time-shares and even commercial lodging facilities to uplift the morale of returning soldiers and their families.
U.S. Vets - The largest organization in the country dedicated to helping homeless veterans, and a nationally recognized leader in the field of service delivery to veterans. U.S. Vets provides safe, sober, clinically supported housing & employment assistance for homeless veterans. Centers are located in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Texas, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.
Veteran's Employment and Training Service (VETS - U.S. Dept of Labor) - Mission statement is to provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.
National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC) - An international coalition of advocates and organizations providing a resource for information, support, and referrals for all those concerned with the complexities of Persian Gulf War issues, especially Gulf War illnesses and those held prisoner or missing in action.
Veterans for America (VFA) - A program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and The Justice Project, is an educational, humanitarian and advocacy organization addressing the causes, conduct and consequences of war. VFA brings generations of veterans together to build on more than 25 years of experience in protecting America 's values. VFA is committed to addressing the needs of our veterans, service members and their families and their larger concerns about the impact of war.
Veterans For Peace - A national organization of U.S. military veterans working together for peace and justice through non-violence. Founded in 1985, Veterans For Peace includes men and women veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, other conflicts along with peacetime veterans using personal experiences and perspectives gained as soldiers and veterans to raise public awareness of the true costs and consequences of militarism and war - and to seek peaceful, effective alternatives.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - VA provides a wide range of benefits including, Disability, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependant and Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits. VA Benefits in Brief provides a description of VA benefits, as well as contact phone numbers and locations.
Compensation and Pension Benefits Page - The Compensation & Pension Service administers a variety of benefits and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors, including, but not limited to: service-connected compensation, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), non-service connected pension, burial & accrued benefits, guardianship and public contact services. This page contains information about what benefits we administer.
Disability Compensation - Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.
General Benefits Information - The Veterans Benefits Administration provides financial and other forms of assistance to veterans and their dependents. This page provides links to benefit information and services.
GI Bill - Provides education benefits to veterans and their dependents.
Office of Inspector General (OIG) - Provides the VA OIG Hotline address, phone number, and e-mail address; GILS reports; investigations and healthcare inspections pages; and how to make FOIA requests to the VA OIG.
Pension Programs - An official information resource for veterans, surviving spouses and children who might be eligible for VA's Pension Benefits. Pension benefits are meant as an assistance for eligible veterans, surviving spouses and children who demonstrate financial need.
Survivor Benefits - Information dedicated to the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died while in active military service and to the survivors of veterans who died after active service.
VA Disability Calculator - Enter your disabilities using the buttons provided. Choose the location of your disability, then choose the disability percentage associated with that disability. Once all of your individual disabilities have been selected, answer the questions to determine your combined disability percentage and your monthly payment amount.
VA Watchdog - Provides the latest information about the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) and other topics of interest to veterans and their families.
Veteran Data and Information - Social and economic information about veterans. Demographical and geographical veteran information. Statistical information by veteran program areas and veteran survey information as well as references to other veteran information sites. From the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans and Their Families - Get forms to request copies of Military Service Records. Learn how records support veterans' and their families' requests for services. Find information about America's diplomatic and military records-from the Revolutionary to the Persian Gulf War-which paint a vivid picture of heroism, inspiration and sacrifice.
Veterans Financial Assistance Guide - The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Benefits Administration offer a wide-range of programs providing financial, medical and other assistance to veterans. From pension programs to home loans, veterans and their families are eligible for many benefits they may not know about.
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