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Veteran Solutions

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US Government Made Easy For Veterans

http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml


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VA Loan Information

http://www.directvaloans.com/VA_Loan_Programs/default.aspx?s=22&gclid=CL2p-J_zrJgCFQITswodoQFvmg


TriCare

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http://www.tricare.mil/


MyHealtheVet

                                                                       

The My healthevet program is an online personal health record. "Designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you to partner with your care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make decisions and manage your health care.

https://www.myhealth.va.gov/index.html

 


U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)

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http://www.ssa.gov/


Mesothelioma.Net

We provide mesothelioma patients with free resources, support, education, and referrals to experienced mesothelioma doctors.

We are a current sponsor of the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Make a Wish Foundation and the National Patient Travel Center.

We’ve also established a scholarship for high school and college students that will help further educate students of this rare cancer.

www.mesothelioma.net/


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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

 

Featured PTSD News

Center for Psychological Health and TBI Opens


The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More

PTSD News
National Center for PTSD
PTSD FAQs
PTSD Discussion Forum
PTSD Resources.org
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members 
Military Severly Injured Center Articles
Military OneSource
Army Behavioral Health Website


NURSING HOMES UPDATE

All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care and therapy services.

 Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria; and have income and assets below certain guidelines.


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Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.

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

Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
 

Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
 

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

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

 

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

Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
 

Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc
 

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

Online version http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp


PDF Download in English http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf


VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC

Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless

VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov

VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking

 

VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov

National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov 


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Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov/womenvet


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National Foundation for Women Legislations (www.womenlegislators.org)
 


 Vietnam Women Veterans - Almost ten thousand women were there.

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For a list of not only the women who gaves their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives

Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled "Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets."
Women in Vietnam

The Vietnam Womens Memorial Project's new website is at:
VWMP


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http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36901376727

Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance


CHILDREN'S ORGAN TRANSPLANT ASSN.

 www.cota.org 
 E-mail: cota@ccota.org
1.800.366.2682


JOINT POW/MIA ACCOUNTING COMMAND (JPAC)          

www.jpac.pacom.mil
E-mail: publicaffairs@jpac.pacom.mil
1.808.499.1936