AMVETS of Kentucky
1330 Ellison Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
Phone (502) 459-5144
Fax (502) 459-8642
Joe Doebler, Executive Director

HELPFUL LINKS

Need a Hotel - Choose "Choice" & Receive a 20% Discount
Call - 1.800.258.2847 & Provide the AMVETS code: T00207430

Amvets National Website

Visit : Voices From Home (www.voicesfromhome.org)

Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) website at www.dtic.mil/dpmo

National Symposium for the needs of Young Veterans  hosted by National AMVETS. www.veteransnationalsymposium.org

Amvets Quartermaster

Amvets Ladies Auxiliary National Website

Amvets Sons National Website

Locate Veterans buried in National and some State Cemeteries.


http://www.operationhomelink.org/ - Free computers for spouses or parents of deployed soldier in ranks E1-E5.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/2/prweb106818.htm - Free mail and gifts sent to children of deployed soldiers.

https://www.operationuplink.org/ - Free phone cards.

http://anysoldier.com/ForSoldiersOnly.cfm - To sign up for sponsoring soldier care packages to theater.

http://www.appreciateourtroops.org/forourtroops.shtml - To have commander sign up for mugs for unit troops.

http://www.operationshoebox.com/ - Free shoebox care package.

http://www.treatthetroops.org/ - Free cookies.

http://bluestarmoms.org/airfare.html - Lowest airfare available.

http://bluestarmoms.org/care.html - Free care packages.

http://66.241.249.83/ - Free air conditioners/heaters.

http://www.heromiles.org/ - Free air travel for emergency leave, and for the family members of injured soldiers to travel to medical facility.

http://www.bluestarmothers.org/airlinespecials.php - Airline discounts for R & R.

http://www.booksforsoldiers.com/forum/index.php - Free books, DVDs, CDs.

http://www.militarymoms.net/sot.html - Free care packages (your family member signs up to have sent to you).

http://operationmilitarypride.org/smsignup.html - Free care packages.

http://www.soldiersangels.org/heroes/submit_a_soldier.php - Get adopted to receive stuff.

https://www.treatsfortroops.com/registration/index.php - Free gifts and care packages.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Nov2004/n11232004_2004112312.html - Free shipping/packing materials for shipping to troops

Survivor Benefits This web site is dedicated to the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died while in active military service and to the survivors of veterans who died after active service.  We are grateful for the opportunity to provide quality information and assistance to family members suffering the loss of their husbands and wives, sons and daughters, and mothers and fathers.
While most benefits are the same regardless of whether the service member or veteran died on active duty or during civilian life, the "Death in Service" button shown below will take you to additional information specific to death in service issues.
You also will find information from other federal agencies and organizations that offer related benefits and services to survivors and dependents.  It is our sincere hope that you will find the information here helpful in your time of need.

Get a copy of your DD-214

 
Military Benefits Page
From pay to the GI Bill, from VA home loans to health care, your military service has earned you valuable military benefits. Whether you're on active duty, a veteran or retiree, we make using your military & Veteran benefits easy.
 
 
Flag Rules and Regulations
 
This website/support group was started by a Marine mother.
http://www.marineparents.com/

Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) program

 
 
Request Copies of Military Personnel Records DD214 ect on-line
 
US department of veterans affairs home page
 
VA Home Loan Guaranty Service Homepage
 
Federal Benefits book on line for Veterans and Dependents
 
VA Kids activity web site
 
Kitchen Table Gang Veterans Helping Hospitalized Veterans and Our Brave Soldiers Overseas!
 
AAFES Gift Certificates
The Army and Air Force Exchange Services is where most servicemen and women do their shopping. You can purchase gift certificates for those in Iraq and those hospitalized.
 
Adopt a Platoon
 Adopt a Platoon has several ongoing projects to ensure that every soldier overseas does not walk away from mail call empty-handed.
 
AnySoldier
 Any Soldier is a non-profit organization that helps people send care packages to members of the armed services in Iraq.
 
AOLbyPhone
aol://4344:3449.abpSPLSH.16722104.784567724/
 AOL users can record up to a 3-minute voice mail and send it to military personnel who are in their Address Book. The recipient will receive the message as an e-mail attachment and can listen from their computer. This is free through January 15.
 
Appreciate Our Troops
 Purchase a Support Our Troops mug and a free personalized mug will be given to a current or former service member.
 
Blue Star Mothers
 The Blue Star Mothers was founded by service members' moms during World War II. Any mother with a son or daughter in the military can join.
 
Books For Soldiers
 Help the troops escape boredom by donating some books. You can also donate DVDs and CDs requested by soldiers.
 
Camp Doha
 Camp Doha provides valuable information for those about to deploy, their friends and families and anyone who wants to support the troops.
 
Cell Phones for Soldiers
 Donated cell phones are recycled and turned into cash. The cash is used to purchase calling cards for soldiers in Iraq.
 
Defend America
 Thank any service member stationed throughout the U.S. and the world with an e-mail.
 
Fisher House
 The Fisher House Foundation donates comfort homes, built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
 
Freedom Calls
 The Freedom Calls Foundation is helping families videoconference with their loved ones in Iraq. You can donate money to help keep this project going.
 
Groceries for Families
 The men and women who lay down their lives for us are terribly underpaid. Help a family by purchasing gift certificates to the commissary.
 
Homes for Our Troops
 Homes for Our Troops assists injured veterans and their immediate families by building new or adapting existing homes with handicapped accessibility.
 
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
 The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund provides grants to the families of servicemen and women who died in Iraq. You can donate online, through mail or by calling a toll-free number.
 
Military Moms
 This site provides support to all of the moms out there who has a son or daughter in the military.
 
Operation: A Bit of Home
 Operation: A Bit of Home supports over 150 different soldiers per day by providing necessary and hard-to-get toiletries.
 
Operation Air Conditioner
 Operation Air Conditioner provides not only air conditioners but space heaters (the desert is cold in the winter) for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Operation Call Home
Operation Call Home's mission is to provide each platoon with their own satellite phone.
 
Operation Dear Abby
 The U.S. Navy and Dear Abby have teamed up. Their site allows you to send e-mail messages of support to service members.
 
Operation Give
 Operation Give provides toys, clothing and school supplies primarily to the children of Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Operation Hero Miles
 You can donate your unused frequent flier miles to help soldiers travel on emergency leave. They are also used to help families fly to hospitalized soldiers.
 
Operation Interdependence
 Operation Interdependence supplies care packages to deployed soldiers. You can help out by providing goods, coordinating efforts or donating funds.
 
Operation Iraqi Children
 Many soldiers are rebuilding schools in Iraq and scrounging around for school supplies. Help by donating a school supplies kit.
 
Operation Military Pride
 Operation Military Pride is a volunteer organization that sends cards letters and care packages to troops.
 
Operation Uplink
 Donate money to Operation Uplink. The money is used to purchase phone cards so servicemen and women can call home.
 
Soldiers' Angels
 Become some soldier's angel by adopting a service member.
 
Treats for Troops
Treats for Troops helps get you provide packages to your loved ones overseas. If you don't know anyone, the Foster-A-Soldier Program matches you with a registered soldier by branch of service, home state, gender, or birthday - or you can choose to sponsor a group of soldiers.
 
USO Cares
You can sponsor care packages provided by the USO with a $25 donation.
 
Voice from Home
 Voices From Home allows military members and their families and friends to send and receive immediate voice e-mail messages in remote locations around the world.
Fellow Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, & Coasties,
 
Below are web-sites found that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you -- and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.
 
Appeals <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/Mr/part1/ch05.doc>
Board of Veteran's(tm) Appeals <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/> CARES Commission <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/> CARES Draft National Plan <http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105>
Center for Minority Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/>
Center for Veterans Enterprise <http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm>
Center for Women Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/> Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans <http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.HTML>
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc <http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.HTML>
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6/ch07.doc>
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm>
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page <http://www.va.gov/> Directory of Veterans Service Organizations <http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view>
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm>
Due Process <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/Mr/part1/ch02.doc>
Duty to Assist <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/Mr/part1/ch01.doc>
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/> Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care <http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf>
Environmental Agents <http://www1.va.gov/environagents/>
Environmental Agents M10 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002>
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility <http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/eligibility/CombatVeterans.asp <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315> > EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC> and <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158>
See also,
Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc>
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC>
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES
AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206>
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 <http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf> OR, <http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm>
Forms and Records Request <http://www.va.gov/vaforms/>
General Compensation Provisions <http://www.access.GPO.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.HTML>
Geriatrics and Extended Care <http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/>
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG <http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm> Guide to Gulf War Veteran's?(tm) Health <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf>
Gulf War Subject Index <http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A>
Gulf War Veteran's?(tm) Illnesses Q&As <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf>
Hearings <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc>
Homeless Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/homeless/>
HSR&D Home <http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/>
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm>
Ionizing Radiation <http://www1.va.gov/irad/>
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA <http://www.seamlesstransition.va.gov/>
M10 for spouses and children <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007>
M10 Part III Change 1 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008>
M21-1 Table of Contents <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html>
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC>
Mental Health Program Guidelines <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094>
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers <http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/> MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp> My Health e Vet <http://www.myhealth.va.gov/> NASDVA.COM " National Association of State Directors <http://www.nasdva.com/> National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention <http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp>
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.doc>
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) <http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/> Online VA Form 10-10EZ <https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/>
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf> and, <http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/> Peacetime Disability Compensation <http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131>
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html>
and, <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html>
and, <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.html>
Persian Gulf Registry <http://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: <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232>
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006>
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans%27_Illnesses_Appendices.doc>
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf>
Phase I PGR <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004>
Phase II PGR <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005>
Policy Manual Index <http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm>
Power of Attorney <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc>
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) <http://www1.va.gov/shad/> Prosthetics Eligibility <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337> Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page <http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/> Public Health/SARS <http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/>
Publication Manuals <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4>
Publications and Reports <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm>
Records Center and Vault Homepage <http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html>
Records Center and Vault Site Map <http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html>
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS <http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 <http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses <http://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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html>
 
 
Title 38
Index
Parts 0-17
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1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl>
 
Part 18
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Title 38
Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans (tm) Relief
(also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid= <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl>
1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl>
 
 
 
Title 38
§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.
 
PART 4 SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart Aâ?"General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid= <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.96.11&idno=38>
1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.96.11&idno=38 <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1.96.11&idno=38>
 
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims <http://www.vetapp.gov/> VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) <http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf>
VA Fact Sheet <http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html>
VA Health Care Eligibility <http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp>
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) <http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html>
VA Life Insurance Handbook â?" Chapter 3 http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310 <http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm>
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans <http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm>
VA MS Research <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp>
VA National Hepatitis C Program <http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/> VA Office of Research and Development <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/> VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War <http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp>
VA WMD EMSHG <http://www1.va.gov/emshg/>
VA WRIISC-DC <http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/>
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address <http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm>
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service <http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm>
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page <http://www.vba.va.gov/> Veterans Legal and Benefits Information <http://valaw.org/> VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/>
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives <http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13>
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page <http://www.publichealth.va.gov/> VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransâ?(tm) Health <http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp>
Vocational Rehabilitation <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/> Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc>
VONAPP online <http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp>
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html>
Wartime Disability Compensation <http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110>
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey <http://www.wri.med.va.gov/> Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site <http://www.gibill.va.gov/> What VA Social Workers Do <http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3>
WRIISC Patient Eligibility <http://www.illegion.org/va1.html
 
 

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