Veterans General Information Resources

A list of general resources for Veterans to find the services they need

Appeals

Find out how to file an appeal. The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.

Board of Veterans Appeals

Part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), located in Washington, D.C. that conducts hearings and decides appeals properly, before the Board, in a timely manner.

California Network of Care for Veterans

Learn about the state and federal benefits Veterans are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate for a service-connected disability, allow veterans to begin or resume college education, care for their health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out remaining years with dignity and respect, and more.

Center for Minority Veterans

The Center for Minority Veterans works to ensure that all veterans receive equal services regardless of race, origin, religion, or gender.

Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

Women Veterans often report feeling unrecognized and underappreciated. The CWV will address that concern by increasing awareness of women as Veterans among VA employees, raising male Veteran awareness of their women peers and helping women feel more welcome by seeing their experiences as Veterans visibly reflected when they enter a VA facility.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Official website for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides an online list of the organizations and services that are available for veterans.

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office. The OFR updates the material in the e-CFR on a daily basis.

Forms and Record Requests

VA Forms available in several formats from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Guide for Military Personnel

A guide to help military personnel transition back to the home front, following war.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

Formerly, United Services of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Free membership, connecting veterans and supporters in the community and advocating for post-9/11 veterans. Welcomes all veterans, families, and civilian allies.

Marine For Life Network

Connects transitioning Marines and their family members to education resources, employment opportunities, and other Veterans services that aid in their career and life goals outside of military service.

Military One Source

Offers services and support to military spouses every day of the year.

M21-1 Table of Contents

Table of Contents (with links to each part/section) provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

National Association of State Directors of Veteran Affairs (NASDVA)

NASDVA is comprised of State Directors (and in some cases, Commissioners of Veterans Affairs in each state of the U.S.) working together to make a difference in the lives of veterans.

Online VA Form 10-10EZ

Health care application process for veterans, set up with step by step instructions

Persian Gulf Registry

Gulf War Registry Health Exam that alerts Veterans of possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposures during their military service. The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively.

Power of Attorney

VA Form 10-0137 is an advance directive form that is an official document that allows veterans to specify their preferences for health care. If, someday, the veterans are no longer able to make health care decisions for themselves, this advance directive can help guide the people who will make the decisions for them.

Publications and Reports

Veterans Benefits Administration Reports provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Publications Manuals

The Veterans Health Administration provides links to publication manuals that prescribe mandatory VHA procedures or operational requirements.

Records Center and Vault Homepage

Secure, Reliable, Responsive Records Storage and Management Services

VA Office of Inspector General

Reports and Recommendations from the Inspector General (Michael J. Missal) published within the last 12 months

VA Quick Facts

Simple and interesting graphical statistics on a variety of topics related to Veterans.

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War

Military Health History Pocket Card for Clinicians

Veterans Affairs Services (VAS)

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime.

Veteran Owned Small Business Registration (VetBiz)

Formerly, Center for Veterans Enterprise. VetBiz provides veterans with the steps and tools needed to start their own business in accordance with The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999.

Veterans Support Organization

Concerns an organization called Veterans Support Organization(VSO) and is not to be confused with, or in any way connected to, the United Service Organization (USO).