Since 1973 the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. has been publishing the Eclipse. Originally a newspaper, the Eclipse has been reaching veterans and the community since inception. The Eclipse provides information on veterans’ issues, with special emphasis on the concerns of Black and other minority veterans.
In 1999, Eclipse changed from a newspaper to a slick, fully colored magazine format. It is published quarterly and has a circulation of over 20,000 throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Isles, and Europe. The Eclipse is complementary to all members of NABVETS. The Eclipse is also available by subscription.
The Eclipse is distributed to Veterans Administration Hospitals, Vets Centers, universities, public libraries, community centers, the offices of elected officials, county courthouses and churches. The Eclipse Magazine includes articles contributed by NABVETS Chapters, NABVETS members, its editorial staff, State Legislators, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, and many others.
History of NABVETS
NABVETS National Command Council
NABVETS Claims Services
PROVISION OF MEDICAL STATEMENTS AND COMPLETION OF FORMS BY VA HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
3. POLICY: It is VHA policy that clinicians must honor all requests by patients for completion of non-VHA medical forms (with the exception of the completion of examination forms if a third party customarily pays health care practitioners for the examination, but does not pay VA); clinicians must honor all requests for the provision of medical statements, following procedures established by the local facility Release of Information (ROI) Office.
(This letter is in support of claims)
Center for "Minority" Veterans: 38 USC 317.
The Center for "Minority" Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary.
The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee relation problems. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA. (see site for more information)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Center for Minority Veterans (00M)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Sec. 1151. Benefits for persons disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation and SF-95 form
(a) Compensation under this chapter and dependency and indemnity compensation under chapter 13 of this title shall be awarded for a qualifying additional disability or a qualifying death of a veteran in the same manner as if such additional disability or death were service-connected.
For purposes of this section, a disability or death is a qualifying additional disability or qualifying death if the disability or death was not the result of the veteran's willful misconduct and -
(1) the disability or death was caused by hospital care, medical or surgical treatment, or examination furnished the veteran under any law administered by the Secretary, either by a Department employee or in a Department facility as defined in section 1701(3)(A) of this title, and the proximate cause of the disability or death was - (A) carelessness, negligence, lack of proper skill, error in judgment, or similar instance of fault on the part of the Department in furnishing the hospital care, medical or surgical treatment, or examination; or (B) an event not reasonably foreseeable;
or (2) the disability or death was proximately caused (A) by the provision of training and rehabilitation services by the Secretary (including by a service-provider used by the Secretary for such purpose under section 3115 of this title) as part of an approved rehabilitation program under chapter 31 of this title, or (B) by participation in a program (known as a "compensated work therapy program") under section 1718 of this title. (b) Where an individual is, on or after December 1, 1962, awarded a judgment against the United States in a civil action brought pursuant to section 1346(b) of title 28 or, on or after December 1, 1962, enters into a settlement or compromise under section 2672 or 2677 of title 28 by reason of a disability or death treated pursuant to this section as if it were service-connected, then no benefits shall be paid to such individual for any month beginning after the date such judgment, settlement, or compromise on account of such disability or death becomes final until the aggregate amount of benefits which would be paid but for this subsection equals the total amount included in such judgment, settlement, or compromise.
Read more: http://vlex.com/vid/disabled-vocational-rehabilitation-19234853#ixzz0qzkapCKS
Veterans' Emergency Care Fairness Act of 2009
Per the latest issue of Veterans Report via Military.com:
President Signs Veterans Act
Week of February 08, 2010
President Barack Obama recently signed the Veterans' Emergency Care Fairness Act of 2009. The new law will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse veterans enrolled in VA health care for the remaining cost of emergency treatment if the veteran has outside insurance that only covers part of the cost. Previously, VA could reimburse veterans or pay outside hospitals directly only if a veteran has no outside health insurance.
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SF 180 Request Millitary/Medical Records
VETERAN'S SUPPLEMENTAL CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION 21-526b
PROVISION OF MEDICAL STATEMENTS AND COMPLETION OF FORMS BY VA HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS (SSI/SSDI paperwork claims & benefits)
va standard form 95
va standard form 95 - Google Search
SF-95 Claim for Damage, injury, or Death form
Veteran Court Codes.com
SF-95 Form, Malpractice/Negligence : veterancourtcodes.com
Center for Minority Veterans Home
Read more: http://vlex.com/vid/sec-center-for-minority-veterans-19234483#ixzz0qzd3YBKH
Read more: http://vlex.com/vid/sec-center-for-minority-veterans-19234483#ixzz0qzccSz10
CHAMPVA and ASI
CHAMPVA and ASI - Tricare, VA, ChampVA, Fee Basis, Medicare etc. - VA Claims Discussions - Veterans Benefits Network - Message Board
ASI - Tricare, VA, ChampVA, Fee Basis, Medicare etc. - VA Claims Discussions - Veterans Benefits Network - Message Board
Flat Feet, Prescription Orthotics, and Claim
Flat Feet, Prescription Orthotics, and Claim - Tricare, VA, ChampVA, Fee Basis, Medicare etc. - VA Claims Discussions - Veterans Benefits Network - Message Board
Pes Planus rating
Pes Planus rating - Bing
re/p by Coastie
Veterans' Emergency Care Fairness Act of 2009 - Tricare, VA, ChampVA, Fee Basis, Medicare etc. - VA Claims Discussions - Veterans Benefits Network - Message Board
National Veterans Foundation
*Free Legal Service
Paralyzed American Vets
Complaint Process for Millitary Service members
1. Naval Discharge Review Board \
Does NDRB review all matters pertaining to discharges and separations?
No. NDRB is not permitted to review discharges that fall into one of the following categories:
- Older than 15 years;
- Awarded as the result of a general court-martial;
- Involve physical or medical disability, or,
- Reenlistment (RE) codes.
For these requests, you must petition the Board for the Correction of Naval Records (BCNR).
If you don't fall into these categories please read because this is the first step.Complaint Processes (NDRB)
2. The Board for Correction of Naval Records
BCNR, Board for Correction of Naval Records
Complaint Processes (BCNR)
dod directive 1332.18
Subject: Seperation or Retirement for Physical Disability
3.8. The assignment of disability ratings shall be based on the Veteransimplemented by reference (e) and DoD Instruction 1332.39 (reference (f)).
Administration Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) (reference (h)) as
Military Separation Codes
(SFJ - Permanent disability, USN - Enlisted)
Military Separation Codes - Alphabetical
DD Form 149
"Application for Correction of Military Records"
Forms.gov - DD149 :-: OS :-: Application for Correction of Military Records Under the Provisions of Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1552
3. Request pertaining to millitary and medical records
§ 1207a TITLE 10 > Subtitle A > PART II > CHAPTER 61 > § 1207a
Members with over eight years of active service: eligibility for disability retirement for pre-existing conditions
(a) In the case of a member described in subsection (b) who would be covered by section 1201, 1202, or 1203 of this title but for the fact that the member’s disability is determined to have been incurred before the member became entitled to basic pay in the member’s current period of active duty, the disability shall be deemed to have been incurred while the member was entitled to basic pay and shall be so considered for purposes of determining whether the disability was incurred in the line of duty.
(b) A member described in subsection (a) is a member with at least eight years of active service
§ 1201. Regulars and members on active duty for more than 30 days: retirement
United States Code: Title 10,1201. Regulars and members on active duty for more than 30 days: retirement | LII / Legal Information Institute
CHAPTER 61—RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY
Members eligible for retired pay who are also eligible for veterans’ disability compensation for disabilities rated 50 percent or higher: concurrent payment of retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation
Disability retired pay: treatment under Internal Revenue Code of 1986
CHAPTER 71—COMPUTATION OF RETIRED PAY
SEC. 641. PHASE-IN OF FULL CONCURRENT RECEIPT OF MILITARY RETIRED PAY AND VETERANS DISABILITY COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN MILITARY RETIREES (Permanently disabled under 20 years)
Statement in support of claim
VA Form 21-8940
“Veteran’s Application for Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability"
What is Individual Unemployability?
38 CFR - Book C, Schedule for Rating Disabilities
Military Disability (Medical) Separations and Retirements
Filling a 1151
38 USC 1151 - Sec. 1151. Benefits for persons disabled by treatment or vocational rehabilitation
1151 for a delay of treatment:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury: Trauma-related Risk (addedum)
Post-traumatic stress disorder and emotional distress in persons with spinal cord lesion. (addedum)
Department of Veterans Affairs
§ 3.310 Disabilities that are proximately due to, or aggravated by, service-connected disease or injury.
Wounded Warrior Resource Center
Paralyzed Veterans of America
In December 2006, a law was passed that allows veterans to retain counsel after they have filed a Notice of Disagreement. VA created regulations that govern attorney practice within the agency; these regulations require that attorneys be accredited by VA and attend a legal education course on VA claims and benefits. Paralyzed Veterans believes all veterans should have quality representation and has been working to create training programs both to meet the VA’s requirements and to train attorneys who want to help veterans. For example, Paralyzed Veterans has partnered with a major law firm, Howrey LLP, and in January we presented a qualified training program for Washington, DC, law firm attorneys who want to help veterans on a pro bono basis. This program is being distributed by the American Bar Association to train pro bono attorneys nationwide.
Filing claim for *E.D (secondary to primary disability) SMC K
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