Veteran Solutions

US Government Made Easy For Veteranshttp://www.usa.gov/index.shtml

VA Loan Informationhttp://www.directvaloans.com/VA_Loan_Programs/default.aspx?s=22&gclid=CL2p-J_zrJgCFQITswodoQFvmg


Social Securityhttp://www.ssa.gov/


Post-Traumatictress Disorder Overview

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting. If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

Featured PTSD News - Center for Psychological Health and TBI Opens

The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families, and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More

National Center for PTSD
PTSD Discussion Forum
PTSD Resources.org
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Readjustment Counseling Resources
PTSD Facts for Veterans
PTSD Information for Guard and Reserve Members 
Military Severly Injured Center Articles
Military OneSource
Army Behavioral Health Website


Below are websites that provide information on Veteran's benefits and how to file/ask for them.

Board of Veteran's Appeals - http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
Center for Minority Veterans - http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Women Veterans - http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 - http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

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

Geriatrics and Extended Care - http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Hearings - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information - http://valaw.org/

Online version - http://www1.va.gov/OPA/vadocs/current_benefits.asp

PDF Download in English - http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center - http://www.vagov/WRIICSC-DC

Homeless Veterans - http://www.va.gov/homeless
VA National HIV/AIDS Program - http://www.hiv.va.gov
VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program - http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking
VA Mental Health - http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov

National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) - http://www.cem.va.gov 

Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - www.va.gov/womenvet
National Foundation for Women Legislations - (www.womenlegislators.org)


Vietnam Women Veterans - Almost ten thousand women were there.

For a list of not only the women who gagaveheir lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives

Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled "Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets." Women in Vietnam

The Vietnam Womens Memorial Project's new website is at:VWMP


Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance


Mesothelioma and Veterans -  https://www.mesotheliomahope.com/veterans/ 

Small Business Entrepreneurship by Digital.com - https://digital.com/veterans-business/