American Legion Post 826

5320 Fallbrook Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367-6109

Records Center and Vault Homepage  www.rcv.va.gov
Records Center and Vault Site Map  www.rcv.va.gov
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:
www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc  
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf 
Research and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm 


Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance
www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html  
Title 38 Index Parts 0-17
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Part 18
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Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
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Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also  § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)
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Title 38 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
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After Deployment.org - wellness resources for the Military community
Appeals www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc  

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

CARES Commission www.va.gov/vbs/bva/ 
CARES Draft National Plan www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105  
Center for Minority Veterans www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/ 
Center for Veterans Enterprise www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm
Center for Women Veterans www1.va.gov/womenvet/ 

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans www.gulfwarvets.com
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc www.gulfwarvets.com
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service
    www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page www.va.gov/  
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view 
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm 
Due Process www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc  
Duty to Assist www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc 

Department of Public Social Services, Los Angeles County
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/ 
Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf 
Environmental Agents www1.va.gov/environagents/ 
Environmental Agents M10 www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002 
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315   

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EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU)
        www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC  
and   www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158  
See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet  www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc  

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU)
www1.va.gov/gulfwardocs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC 

Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE  www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206 
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents 2005 www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf;
or
non working link www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm 
Forms and Records Request www.va.gov/vaforms/     


General Compensation Provisions
www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html  
Geriatrics and Extended Care www1.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 Veteran's Health www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf 
Gulf War Subject Index www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A 
Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf  

Resource Links


American Legion Headquarters website: legion.org 
VA benefits handbook

American Legion Accredited Service Officer at Sepulveda VA


Josephine "Josie" Thomas
16111 Plummer St., Bldg. 22
North Hills, CA  91343-2036
Office phone:  818-891-7711 ext. 5644
Office hours:  Tues., Wed., Thurs., 0900-1500 (3PM)
E-Mail:  togojosie@gmail.comJosie is a long-time Legionnaire, having been the 25th
District Cmdr for 2012-2013.  (25th Dist. is San Bernardino area).

Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.
PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart  "General Policy in Rating
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U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims  www.vetapp.gov/ 

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf  
VA Fact Sheet www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html
VA Health Care Eligibility www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl.org/          


VA Life Insurance Handbook ¬" Chapter 3 www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310
Bad link www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm%23310
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans 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 www1.va.gov/resdev/  



VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp  
VA WMD EMSHG www1.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/  
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information valaw.org/  
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals www1.va.gov/vhapublications/  

Hearings www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc
Homeless Veterans www1.va.gov/homeless/ 
HSR&D Home www.hsrd.research.va.gov/


Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm  
Ionizing Radiation www1.va.gov/irad/     
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/         


M 10 for spouses and children www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007    
M10 Part III Change 1 www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008 
M21-1 Table of Contents www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html 
Mental Disorders, Schedule of  Ratings - word document
www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC     

Mental Health Program Guidelines www1.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/  


National Association of State Directors www.nasdva.com/ 
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp   
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings, download Word document:
www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc


OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/ 
Online VA Form 10-10EZ www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives
www1.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 Veterans ¬(tm) Health www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp   
Vocational Rehabilitation www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/  
Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc  
VONAPP online vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp  

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html  
Wartime Disability Compensation
frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110           
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 www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3 
WRIISC Patient Eligibility www.illegion.org/va1.html

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders
www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf     
and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/           
Peacetime Disability Compensation
frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death
www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html  

Persian Gulf Registry www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003    
This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of
March 7, 2005: www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006 
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress
www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc           

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress
www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf  
Phase I PGR www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004 
Phase II PGR www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005          
Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm  

Power of Attorney www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc           
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) www1.va.gov/shad/ 
Prosthetics Eligibility www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337 
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/ 
Public Health/SARS www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/  
Publications Manuals www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4 
Publications and Reports www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm