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  United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors.
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
If a veteran is dealing with a problem that started or was aggravated due to military service, it is still advisable for that person to go to a VA Regional Office and apply for a service connected disability.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs   (990 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States Department of Veterans Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Veterans Health Administration is the component of the Department of Veterans Affairs that implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Outpatient clinics, hospitals, medical Centers and longterm healthcare facilities (i.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), commonly known as Homeland Security, is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attack and responding to natural disasters.
The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department and the treasury of the United States government.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-Veterans-Affairs   (2435 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States Department of Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
It is administered by the United States Attorney General, one of the original members of the cabinet.
In March 2003, the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service was abolished and its functions transferred to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /United_States_Department_of_Justice   (519 words)

  
 United States War Department Encyclopedia Article @ Merica.com (America)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States Department of War was the department of the United States government's executive branch responsible for the operation and maintenance of land (and later air) forces from 1789 until 18 September 1947, when it became part of the National Military Establishment, renamed on 10 August 1949 as the Department of Defense.
The War Department was headed by the United States Secretary of War, who was also a member of the President's Cabinet.
Upon becoming a part of the National Military Establishment, the War Department was renamed the Department of the Army and became one of the three military departments of the Federal government.
www.merica.com /encyclopedia/United_States_War_Department   (558 words)

  
 Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs - State Laws Affecting Veterans
It is the duty and purpose of the Department to fully develop and maintain a comprehensive statewide veterans' assistance program; to assist the veteran and his dependents in all their problems and to inform them of all their rights and entitlements under "veterans" laws.
Any veteran resident requiring special mechanical control devices to operate a vehicle because of service-connected disabilities; or a veteran whose service-connection exceed 50%, may be entitled to a special license plate for all vehicles owned by the veteran (solely or jointly).
The veteran must have been a permanent civilian resident of the State of Alabama for at least one year immediately prior to (a) the initial entry into active military service or (b) any subsequent period of military service in which a break in service occurred and the Alabama civilian residency was established.
www.va.state.al.us /laws.htm   (2737 words)

  
 Department of Veterans Affairs
The statutory amount is based on the county's veteran population as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs did not request the final $51,208 from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for a $343,929 grant to support the establishment of the state veterans cemetery.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (Department) has received the draft of the financial audit for the period July 1, 1996 through December 31, 1999 completed by the Office of the Legislative Auditor and discussed this draft during the exit interview conference.
www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us /FAD/access/00-16.htm   (4434 words)

  
 United states department of veterans affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Veterans Affairs, United States Department of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
VETERANS AFFAIRS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF [Veterans Affairs, United States Department of] federal executive department established to operate programs to benefit veterans and their families.
The department was established in 1989; its predecessor was an independent agency, the Veterans Administration, which had been created in 1930.
The department, which is divided into the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery System, manages veterans hospitals and clinics and oversees the eligibility and disbursement of disability pensions, veterans' educational assistance programs, vocational rehabilitation for disabled vets, and the mortgage loan guaranty program.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/V/VetAffrs.asp   (316 words)

  
 Department of Veterans Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans reports that nationally 23 percent of all homeless Americans are veterans; 33 percent of all homeless males are veterans.
Survivors of deceased veterans deserve to be assured that the final resting place of their loved one is aesthetically pleasing and maintained in a manner befitting the sacrifices these veterans have borne in their service to our state and nation.
The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery is in the process of a significant improvement project designed to more ably meet the needs of those veterans who choose to be buried at this facility, as well as the needs of their survivors at this most difficult time.
www.departmentresults.state.mn.us /vets/DeptDetail.htm   (1015 words)

  
 Veterans Affairs
Dutchess County Veterans Service Agency's primary objective is to ensure that our county veterans and their families receive the maximum benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies at all levels of government.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs accredits our County Veterans Service Officers, and as such are authorized to present claims for further development, institute appeals from VA decisions and follow through to final disposition with representatives at the New York Regional Office and VA’s Washington Headquarters.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs accredits the County Veterans Service Officers, and as such are authorized to present claims for further development, institute appeals from VA decisions and follow through to final disposition with representatives at New York Regional Office and VA’s Washington Headquarters.
www.dutchessny.gov /CountyGov/Departments/VeteransAffairs/VAIndex.htm   (452 words)

  
 Vocational Rehabilitation and the the United States Department of Veterans Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vocational Rehabilitation and the the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service, assists American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, and other veterans, with service-connected disabilities achieve independence in daily living and obtain and maintain suitable employment.
Veterans applying for compensation benefits do not need to have total disability, low income, or wartime service; however, they must first connect their disability to the period of their military service.
aidtac.ruralinstitute.umt.edu /VRandDVA.htm   (609 words)

  
 House Committee on Veterans' Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Legislation to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a pilot project on the use of educational assistance under programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs to defray training costs associated with the purchase of certain franchise enterprises.
Legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to require that 9 percent of procurement contracts entered into by the Department of Veterans Affairs be awarded to small business concerns owned by veterans, and for other purposes.
Legislation to extend and expand the application of the Department of Veterans Affairs benefit for Government markers for marked graves of veterans buried in private cemeteries and to provide Government markers or memorial headstones for deceased dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable for burial.
veterans.house.gov /legislation/index.html   (1300 words)

  
 United States Department of Veterans Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans for veterans their families and survivors.
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and independent agencies appropriations for 1991 : hearings before a subcommittee o...
Department of Veterans Affairs national cemetery system : hearing before the Subcommittee on Housing and Memorial Affairs of the Committee on Veterans...
www.freeglossary.com /United_States_Department_of_Veterans%27_Affairs   (362 words)

  
 House Committee on Veterans' Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recover costs of medical care furnished to veterans and other persons by the Department from third parties that provide health insurance coverage to such veterans and other persons.
The Department of Veterans Affairs health care facility located at 820 South Damen Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, shall after the date of the enactment of this Act be known and designated as the `Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center'.
The Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic located in New London, Connecticut, shall after the date of the enactment of this Act be known and designated as the `John J. McGuirk Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic'.
veterans.house.gov /legislation/108/hr1562b.html   (794 words)

  
 United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seal of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
The United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs is the head of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the department concerned with veterans' benefits and related matters.
Leaders of the United States Federal Executive Departments
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Veterans_Affairs   (135 words)

  
 Embassy of the United States in Manila : Veterans Affairs
Embassy of the United States in Manila : Veterans Affairs
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have the same entitlement to monetary benefits in the Philippines that they would have in the United States with the exception of Home Loans and related programs which are not available here.
If the veteran’s death is service-connected, VA will pay a burial allowance up to $1000 instead of the $150 basic burial allowance and the $150 plot allowance if death occurred on or after September 11, 2001.
usembassy.state.gov /manila/wwwh3031.html   (1308 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Makes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs a member of the 7-member board who can only vote in cases where the vote is necessary to break a tie.
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs is to start his or her term at the first available vacancy after January 1, 1996.
Chapter 368, Statutes of 1996 AB 2229 (Woods-R) - Veterans' Cemetery Requires the California Department of Veterans Affairs to develop, in cooperation with the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, a proposal for a state-owned and operated veterans' cemetery in Shasta County to be submitted to the Legislature no later than July 1, 1997.
www.sen.ca.gov /sfa/_6sfa20.htm   (1395 words)

  
 PoliticsOL.com Network -- Current Legislation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
House: 'To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Appleton, Wisconsin, as the "John H. Bradley Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic".
House: 'To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the reporting fee payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to educational institutions for reports or certifications which such educational institutions are required by law or regulation to submit to the Secretary.
House: 'To amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to modify the circumstances under which a person who has committed a capital offense is denied certain burial-related benefits and funeral honors, and for other purposes.
www.capwiz.com /politicsol/issues/bills/?start=1&keys=veterans&chamber=H   (545 words)

  
 HSLDA | Victory – Department of Justice Drops Appeal
In a surprise move that thrilled HSLDA, the United States Department of Justice decided to drop its appeal of a decision by the Veterans' Court of Appeals, upholding a ruling favorable to homeschoolers.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs was not satisfied with the reversal, however.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs filed its Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on February 4, 2005.
www.hslda.org /docs/news/hslda/200505/200505031.asp   (660 words)

  
 SJR13
The State of New Jersey solemnly memorializes the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs to locate a national cemetery in New Jersey in order to expand burial space for the aging veteran population residing in New Jersey.
Duly authenticated copies of this joint resolution shall be transmitted to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs of the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs, and each member of Congress elected thereto from New Jersey.
Of this State's over 600,000 veterans, 475,000 are age 50 or older and 287,000 are age 65 or older.
www.njleg.state.nj.us /2002/Bills/SJR/13_I1.HTM   (456 words)

  
 United_States_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
VA categorizes veterans into eight priority groups and several additional subgroups, based on factors such as service-connected disabilities, one's income and assets, and the region of the country they live in.
Veterans with a 50% service-connected disability (ie: losing one's leg in battle, PTSD, etc) are provided comprehensive care and medicines at no charge.
If you are dealing with a problem that started or was aggravated due to military service, it is still advisable to go to a [http://www.vba.va.gov/ro/ro_inter.htm/ VA Regional Office] and apply for a service connected disability.
q-basic.xodox.de /United_States_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs   (631 words)

  
 Department of Veterans Affairs to produce a study on the needs of Filipino veterans.
Department of Veterans Affairs to produce a study on the needs of Filipino veterans.
However, many of these deserving veterans living in the United States are currently not eligible for such benefits.
That is why I am asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to look at ways we can address their needs.
www.icdri.org /Vets/department_of_veterans_affairs_Filipino_Vets.htm   (290 words)

  
 Graduate Catalog 2001-2002 Index
Veterans in an undergraduate standing are required to provide any available official uniformed services’ evaluations of education, training and experience that have been prepared in accordance with the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services and/or National Guide to Educational Credit for Training ("ACE Guides").
Veterans with Navy and/or Marine Corps education and training and separated after October 1, 1999 are required to submit a "Sailors-Marine Corps-American Council on Education Registry Transcript" (SMART).
Veterans with Air Force education and training are required to submit a Community College of the Air Force Transcript.
www.etsu.edu /reg/cat-grad2001/veterans.htm   (731 words)

  
 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
The United States Congress has required VA to provide additional information to all veterans who live in the states where the average amount of VA disability compensation paid is lower than in other states.
VA wants to be sure all veterans receiving VA compensation know how to apply for increased benefits if their disabilities have worsened or they have additional disabilities related to their service.
On April 19, 2006, the 2006 Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents booklet was made available on-line in PDF format.
www.vba.va.gov   (294 words)

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