Would you like to learn more about how VA operates or some history concerning the topics that affect your case?
The links below may help:
The Alvin L.Young Collection On Agent Orange
The largest collection of AO science I've found.
The Board of Veterans' Appeals
Medicare and Medicaid services
The Combat Related Special Compensation benefit may eliminate the offset of your retired pay and a VA disability award. This Army site also covers CRDP, Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay. The Navy / USMC site is here. The Air Force provides information here and Defense Finance and Accounting Service
These are what the examiner should follow during your C & P exam.
The Freedom of Information Act is a handy tool to have available. If you were ever involved in any covert activity or if you can't find the records you need, all government agencies react to FOIA.
Articles, Legal Opinions & Journals
Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
TITLE 38--Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
Statistics from more than 100 agencies
Need an obscure form? It may be here
VA's instruction manual
Office of the General Counsel
Public notice of interpretations of the General Counsel that must be followed in benefit matters.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (The investigative arm of Congress).
The Inspector General of the VA.
The House Committee On Veterans Affairs
The authorizing Committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Senate Committee On Veterans Affairs
Reviewing all matters relating to veterans: Compensation, Life insurance, National cemeteries, Pensions, Readjustment, Soldiers' and sailors' relief, medical care, Veterans' measures generally, Vocational rehab and education.
Government Health IT
Learn about Information Technology as it's used in health care applications in government applications. Geeks only, please.
Legislative information from the Library of Congress
The Veterans History Project
First hand accounts of military service and war told by the veterans who were there.
Everything you wanted to know about Priority groups and associated benefits.
A 21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans for Disability Benefits (2007)
Recommendations for change.
C & P Service Clinicians Guide
This is a "must-read" for anyone who is having a Compensation and Pension Examination.
The National Institutes of Health
Office of the General Counsel - Precedent Opinions
1989 - 2008
RefDesk Dot Com
The fact checker for the Internet
The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Almost every topic imaginable.
The VA Home Page
One of the more useful sites on the Internet. It isn't the easiest to navigate but once you have the hang of it, there is a lot of data here.
VBA Monday Morning Workload Reports
Do we really get farther behind each week? Could these reports be more inconclusive and vague?