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  • The Board of Veterans' Appeals for Benefit Claims

    The Board of Veterans' Appeals (also known as "BVA" or "the Board") is a part of the VA, located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. These Law Judges, attorneys experienced in veterans law and in reviewing benefit claims, are the only ones who can issue Board decisions. Staff attorneys, also trained in veterans law, review the facts of each appeal and assist the Board members. This is a gateway to information abuot the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the appeals process. Content Detail

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    Department of Veterans' Affairs

Healthcare (1)+

  • Health Benefits and Services for Veterans

    The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to its customers. Our goal is to share information about these benefits and services to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the care you need. This website is a gateway to the health care services for veterans. Content Detail

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    Department of Veterans' Affairs

Income Support (2)+

  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services for Veterans

    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is the VA program that assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to achieve employment or enhance their ability to function independently at home and in the community. This web site provides more information about VR&E programs. Content Detail

  • What You Need To Know When You Get SSI Benefits

    This booklet, from the Social Security Administration web site is for people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The first part tells about your benefits and what you can expect from Social Security. The second part tells what changes you must report. The third part tells you how you can call Social Security toll free to conduct your Social Security business. The fourth part tells how and when to report changes. The fifth part explains some special rules for people who get SSI disability. The sixth part of the booklet explains other things all SSI recipients should know, and the last part provides additional information about SSI eligibility. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español

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Your SSI and Social Security (2)+

  • What You Need To Know When You Get Disability Benefits

    You should, now that you’re receiving Social Security disability benefits. You might think that, because the disability application process is over and your benefits are about to start, you no longer have to worry about Social Security. But what should you do if your condition improves? Or what if you want to go back to work but are afraid of losing your benefits? Knowing the answers to these and other questions now will save you a great deal of time, inconvenience and maybe some money later. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • What You Need To Know When You Get SSI Benefits

    This booklet, from the Social Security Administration web site is for people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The first part tells about your benefits and what you can expect from Social Security. The second part tells what changes you must report. The third part tells you how you can call Social Security toll free to conduct your Social Security business. The fourth part tells how and when to report changes. The fifth part explains some special rules for people who get SSI disability. The sixth part of the booklet explains other things all SSI recipients should know, and the last part provides additional information about SSI eligibility. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

Know Your Rights Articles (27)+

  • 2010 After the Military Handbook

    The United States Military Retired Handbook is designed to help all U.S. Military personnel who have retired or who are planning to retire. This unique guide covers everything from the nuts and bolts of computing your Retirement Pay to the detailed explanations of retired military Healthcare, TRICARE, Social Security, VA, SBP, taxes, insurance, travel, survivor benefits and much more. Content Detail

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    MilitaryHandbooks.com
  • Are you a GA Veteran who needs Help Navigating the Complex System of Veterans Benefits?

    There are numerous benefits afforded to our nation's armed service veterans by the Federal Government and the state of Georgia. This web page hopes to provide useful information to Georgia veterans who need help navigating the various routes toward receiving the benefits they deserve. Read More

  • Are You Eligible for Any Government Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Benefits for Veterans & Dependents Handbook

    This complete benefits handbook, written for veterans and their dependents, covers: health care benefits, disability compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, education and training, home loan guarantees, life insurance, burial benefits, survivor benefits, women veterans, homeless veterans, overseas benefits, small and disadvantaged businesses, appeals, workplace benefits, miscellaneous programs and more. Content Detail

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    MilitaryHandbooks.com
  • Caring for Veterans - Recovery from Combat-related Injuries

    A Partner of the State Bar of Georgia Military and Veterans Legal Assistance Program to help wounded U.S. soldiers and their families obtain additional care to promote their recovery from combat-related injuries. Content Detail

  • Don't Leave Money on the Table - Help for Veterans in Need of Resources

    This interview helps military servicemembers, veterans, and military families find programs that provide cash benefits available at various stages of military service so they don't leave money on the table. If you look at the final document on your computer (rather than a printed copy) you can follow links to other helpful information. Content Detail

    By:
    LawHelp Interactive
  • Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

    VA Benefits, Compensation, Pension, Survivor's Pension and Aid and Attendance Content Detail

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    Spanish / Español
  • Forms and Fees: U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

    This web site contains forms in PDF format and the fees for filing claims in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims: (1) Attorney Application, (2) Declaration of Financial Hardship, (3) Notice of Appeal Form, (4) Notice of Appearance Form, (5) Non-Attorney Application, and (6) Recertification of Nonattorney Practitioner. Content Detail

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    U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Georgia Military and Veterans Help Guide

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    State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center
  • 2010 Getting Uncle Sam to Pay for Your College Degree

    This unique handbook, written for active military personnel, covers everything you need to know about: the G.I. Bill, tuition assistance, scholarships, veteran benefits, student aid, selecting the right degree for you ? why some degrees might be better for you than others, finding the right military-friendly school and tips on staying ahead of the curve. Content Detail

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    MilitaryHandbooks.com
  • Guard and Reserve Military Handbook

    This unique handbook, written specifically for the National Guard and Reserves, gives you everything you need to know about serving in the Reserve Component, including: drill pay and enlistment bonuses; allowances like BAS and BAH; re-employment rights; education and training benefits specific to the Guard and Reserve; health care; and retirement. Content Detail

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    MilitaryHandbooks.com
  • If You Are in the Military: Post-DOMA / Same-Sex Spouse Benefits Briefing Card

    This Department of Defense "Briefing Card" provides some infomration on how same-sex military households will be treated in terms of benefits. Content Detail

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    MilitaryPartners.org
  • National Resource Directory for Veterans and Service Members

    The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for connecting wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, and their families with those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits & compensation, education & training, employment, family & caregiver support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation & travel and other services & resources. For help on how to find resources on the site, visit the How to Use this Site section of the NRD. The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The information contained within the NRD is from federal, state and local government agencies; Veterans service and benefit organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Defense
  • Property Tax Relief for Seniors and Veterans with Disabilities

    Georgia law provides property tax and school tax benefits to senior citizens and to veterans with disabilities. Please be aware that this web page gives only a general description of the Georgia tax benefits. Your situation may be different enough so that the general rules will not apply. Read More

    By:
    Elder Law Committee of State Bar of Georgia
  • SHARE Initiative - Rehabilitation, Evaluation and Treatment Services for Those Who Have Sustained Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Inury or Blast Ijury

    The SHARE Initiative is a service offered at Shepherd Center to promote optimal recovery for injured service members. Goals of SHARE are to: Provide a continuum of rehabilitation evaluation and treatment services for those who have sustained brain injury, spinal cord injury or blast injury. Assist, support and educate service members and their families during recovery and beyond. Compile data that is beneficial to policy and legislative change to provide for unfunded services. Content Detail

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    Project SHARE
  • Stateside Legal

    This website is for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates. Our goal is to help you: * access benefits * find free legal help, and * better understand your legal issues Our goal is to index the best legal information available in one easy-to-use site. We have also added our own interactive forms, videos, and legal analysis. We try to deliver answers to your questions using Plain English. Content Detail

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    StateSideLegal.org
  • The Board of Veterans' Appeals for Benefit Claims

    The Board of Veterans' Appeals (also known as "BVA" or "the Board") is a part of the VA, located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. These Law Judges, attorneys experienced in veterans law and in reviewing benefit claims, are the only ones who can issue Board decisions. Staff attorneys, also trained in veterans law, review the facts of each appeal and assist the Board members. This is a gateway to information abuot the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the appeals process. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • 2010 U.S. Military Retired Handbook

    The United States Military Retired Handbook is designed to help all U.S. Military personnel who have retired ? or who are planning to retire. This unique guide covers everything from the nuts and bolts of computing your Retirement Pay to the detailed explanations of retired military Healthcare, TRICARE, Social Security, VA, SBP, taxes, insurance, travel, survivor benefits and much more! Content Detail

    By:
    MilitaryHandbooks.com
  • VA Disability Benefits Overview Video

    This educational video provides an overview of the VA Disability Benefits application process. It explains many of the pitfalls one may experience while applying for VA benefits. This video contains legal information and not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Kentucky
  • Veterans' Benefits in Georgia

    This page outlines the tax exemptions and special provisions for veterans in the state of Georgia. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Veterans' Service
  • Veterans' Burial and Memorial Benefits

    The Department of Veterans' Affairs National Cemetery Administration's web site is designed to assist you with information on the VA's national cemeteries and other memorial benefits. Content Detail

    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Veterans Healthcare Benefits Handbook

    This unique handbook, written for veterans, gives you everything you need to know about: how to apply, veterans service centers, choosing a facility, changing a facility, second opinions, prescriptions, dental care, chiropractic care, non-VA care, travel, POW benefits, appeals, grievances, confidentiality, financial issues, means testing, hardship determinations, waivers, medication co-payments, health insurance and a complete listing of VA facilities. Content Detail

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    MilitaryHandbooks.com
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services for Veterans

    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is the VA program that assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to achieve employment or enhance their ability to function independently at home and in the community. This web site provides more information about VR&E programs. Content Detail

  • What should I know about VASH Vouchers?

    Read to learn about Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers in Georgia. Read More

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    GeorgiaLegalAid.org
  • What You Need To Know When You Get Disability Benefits

    You should, now that you’re receiving Social Security disability benefits. You might think that, because the disability application process is over and your benefits are about to start, you no longer have to worry about Social Security. But what should you do if your condition improves? Or what if you want to go back to work but are afraid of losing your benefits? Knowing the answers to these and other questions now will save you a great deal of time, inconvenience and maybe some money later. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • What You Need To Know When You Get SSI Benefits

    This booklet, from the Social Security Administration web site is for people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The first part tells about your benefits and what you can expect from Social Security. The second part tells what changes you must report. The third part tells you how you can call Social Security toll free to conduct your Social Security business. The fourth part tells how and when to report changes. The fifth part explains some special rules for people who get SSI disability. The sixth part of the booklet explains other things all SSI recipients should know, and the last part provides additional information about SSI eligibility. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español