LINKS TO OTHER HELP SITES

    THE MESOTHELIOMA CANCER CENTER   (asbestos.com) 

THE MESOTHELIOMA CANCER CENTER   According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of these living Veterans were EXPOSED to totic asbestos-containing during Military Service. Exposhure to asbestos can cause a "large number" of health problems, including epithelial mesothelioma (often refered to as asbestos cancer. For more information, please visit The Mesothelioma Cancer Center.

 

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U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs is the first unique web site dedicated to helping U.S. veterans find help with their service-connected claim(s) or disability.  Also, get help locating war buddies and service medical records. 



The Veterans History Project
Veterans History Project

Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans' Affairs Main Site Links to VA facts sheets, including compensation and pension programs, education and training, medical care and research, home loan assistance, insurance, National Cemeteries, VA facilities by state, special programs, medical automation, legislation and testimony.
VA Telephone Numbers Call the VA toll free. Get the information you need.
VA Insurance Program Provides individuals with insurance programs with direct access to the VA insurance site.
Veteran Data and Information This VA web site is designed to provide you with information regarding VA policy and planning issues. Included are 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.
Title 38 of the U.S. Code
Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register Proposed and final regulations that eventually end up in the annual Code of Federal Regulations--Search the data base for the 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Federal Register (Volumes 60, 61, 62, 63, and 64).
List of Sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (annual compilation) affected by new final regulations published in the Federal Register.
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Understanding the Appeal Process (A VA view)
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Appeals Regulations (Part 19 of Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, as amended July 1, 1998)
Board of Veterans' Appeals: Rules of Practice (Part 20 of Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, as amended July 1, 1998
Search BVA decisions from:
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)
Search decisions and opinions of the Court of: Appeals for Veterans Claims
CAVC list (by state) of lawyers and non-lawyers admitted to practice before the court.
Appeals from decisions of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1995 to now)
U.S. Supreme Court decisions (1893 to now)
Combat-Related Special Compensation - The Department of Defense, working together with the Department of Veteran Affairs, announces the start of a new compensation program for many disabled military retirees, Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC).

Some Links To Medical Information
Medsite Navigator, a searchable guide to Internet medical sites
Karolinska Institute's page on Diseases, Disorders, and Related Topics
Yahoo's page on diseases and conditions (see the link to "All Diseases and Conditions"; (over 6,000 links)
The Federal government's "Healthfinder"; gatew
American Medical Association US Department of Defense Health Care System
Mesothelioma Information and Resource Group
Mesothelioma Web, Hope-Support-Help
Mesothelioma Information-The Asbestos Cancer Resource
Mesothelioma Aid
Asbestos Veterans Assistance Information League
Veterans Health Initiative
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
National Center for PTSD Research and education on PTSD
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
Internet Mental Health's page on PTSD
The PostTraumatic Gazette Trauma and PTSD page from Patience Mason, author of Recovering From The War: A Woman's Guide To Helping Your Vietnam Veteran, Your Family, and Yourself

Hepatitis C
National Hepatitis C Program: Department of Veterans Affairs Treatment Recommendations
American Liver Foundation : Hepatitis C page
Hepatitis C's Movement for Awareness: A grassroots organization committed to change in funding policies, awareness, prevention, and eradication of this disease.

Veterans Employment
Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 41: Job Counseling, Training, and Placement Service for Veterans
Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 42: Job Counseling, Training, and Placement Service for Veterans
Title 38, U.S. Code, Chapter 43: Job Counseling, Training, and Placement Service for Veterans
Veterans employment by the federal government
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
U.S. Department of Labor's Fact Sheet on Affirmative Action Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors for Disabled Veterans and Vietnam-era veterans
U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCC) which is supposed to enforce the affirmative action obligations of federal contractors, including affirmative action for disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans
U.S. Department of Labor's veterans preference advisor
U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service
Assist Government and Commercial Contracting Officials Locate Your Disabled Veteran Business
National Science Foundation Vacancy Announcements posted for NSF in the interest of promoting the hiring and retention of Qualified Veterans.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Looking for your talent in science and engineering.

Other Information
VVA's Congressional Charter (36 U.S.C. 3801-3817)
National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
National Personnel Records Center
Department of Defense Headquarters Links to all branches of the Armed Forces.
U.S. Department of Labor Main Site Job Bank, grant and contract information.
Government Printing Office Access to a wide array of federal government publications.
Social Security Administration Benefits information, employer information, legislation, disability program and various Social Security disability publications.
Government Job Listings Lists for federal, state and local government jobs and pointers to government job listings in the U.S.
Grantsnet A directory of grants and grant program personnel. Includes links to federal grant management personnel; program and funding availability; laws and regulations; and policies affecting grants.
Seized Property for Sale This site lists the categories of items currently for sale by U.S. Customs, the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Regularly scheduled auctions are held every nine weeks at locations around the nation.
Advocacy and Intelligence Index for Prisoners of War/Missing in Action, Inc History of POW/MIA issue. Background documents, testimony, and reports.
Sons and Daughters In Touch
National Conference of Viet Nam Veteran Ministers
Virtualwall
The Stars and Stripes
Vietnam Veterans International Sub-Branch Australia

Vietnam Women's Memorial Project Web Site
National Gulf War Resource Center
Children Of Vietnam Vets
State Governments and State VA's
Defense Link
WAR VETS - One Site for All Services, All Wars
American Retirees Association - committed to defending the rights of service members/retirees in divorce


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