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  • PTSD Social Security Benefits
    Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS Related Links What is PTSD Tips on Working with Your Service Representative Get Help Apply Develop Evidence Establish Diagnosis Establish Stressor How the VA Evaluates Levels of Disability How to Respond to the VA s Decision Incarcerated Veterans VA Medical Services Help for Children Social Security Benefits Vietnam Veterans of America Lawyers Social Security Benefits Veterans with PTSD may be able to obtain Social Security benefits even if the VA refuses them veterans benefits The Social Security Administration SSA offers both disability insurance SSDI and supplemental security income SSI benefits Veterans can receive both SSDI and VA disability compensation without an offset Unlike VA compensation benefits that are measured in degrees of disability SSA benefits require a total disability that will last at least one year If you cannot work because

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  • PTSD Vietnam Veterans of America
    VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS Related Links What is PTSD Tips on Working with Your Service Representative Get Help Apply Develop Evidence Establish Diagnosis Establish Stressor How the VA Evaluates Levels of Disability How to Respond to the VA s Decision Incarcerated Veterans VA Medical Services Help for Children Social Security Benefits Vietnam Veterans of America Lawyers Vietnam Veterans of America Vietnam Veterans of America is a non profit congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to helping Vietnam era veterans and their families obtain all the benefits and services to which they are entitled Our service representatives however represent veterans from all wars and eras VVA is located at 8719 Colesville Road Suite 100 Suite 400 Silver Spring MD 20910 Contact us at 301 585 4000 telephone 301 585 0519 fax veteransbenefits vva org e mail In addition VVA s PTSD Substance Abuse Committee is a valuable source of information about PTSD treatment programs for both the individual veteran and his or her family You can contact the Committee through

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  • Lawyers
    Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS Related Links What is PTSD Tips on Working with Your Service Representative Get Help Apply Develop Evidence Establish Diagnosis Establish Stressor How the VA Evaluates Levels of Disability How to Respond to the VA s Decision Incarcerated Veterans VA Medical Services Help for Children Social Security Benefits Vietnam Veterans of America Lawyers Lawyers There are limits on when you can pay a lawyer to help you with a VA claim Generally you can hire a lawyer only after the BVA has decided your claim Many lawyers work on a contingency basis that means you do not have to pay them a fee up front If you do not win benefits you will not have to pay a fee Some private lawyers and some legal aid or legal services offices provide representation free of charge at all stages of a VA claim There is an organization of attorneys who regularly practice before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims which has jurisdiction over BVA decisions Its members are available to represent you at the Court For a list of these attorneys contact the National Organization of Veterans Advocates NOVA If no private practitioners are willing to represent you at the Court it might be possible to obtain pro bono representation through the Veterans Pro Bono Consortium The Court will send you information about this opportunity

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  • VVA Committees
    current year press releases public service announcements logos media request sign up national convention leadership conference other national events state council meetings e room reservations directions to our office the vva veteran current press releases vva publications media kit administrative forms awards forms financial forms membership forms Quick Links Site Map Join VVA Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner Locate Your Local VVA Chapter CSCP Contact VVA Partner Sites Help Our

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Benefits Locate A Service Officer Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/taskforce.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Finance Site Map Join VVA Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner Locate Your Local VVA Chapter CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS Related Links Current Year Press Releases Press Releases 2014 VVA National President States Strong Support For H R 5484 the Toxic Exposure Research Act November 19 2014 The VVA Veteran Books in Review Hits the 500 Mark October 23 2014 VVA on DoD Announcement of Guidance for Upgrading Discharge Requests September 8 2014 VVA National Leadership Education Conference Opening Event Wreath Laying at Veterans Memorial Park Vietnam Memorial August 2 2014 Sen Jerry Moran Joins With Senator Blumenthal To Introduce Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014 August 1 2014 VVA To Hold Town Hall Meeting on Generational Effects of Agent Orange Dioxin in Wichita July 31 2014 VVA and SWAN File Suit Against VA Re Rejection of Proposal to End Discrimination Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors July 28 2014 Basketball Hall of Famer Pat Williams To Deliver Keynote Speech at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Education Conference July 15 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America To

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/PressReleases/press_release14.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Finance Site Map Join VVA Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner Locate Your Local VVA Chapter CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS Related Links Current Year Press Releases Press Releases 2013 Veterans Organizations Call on Congress to Pass Senator Gillibrand s Military Justice Improvement Act November 6 2013 Reopen the Government Don t Use Veterans As Pawns Allow Vets to Visit Memorials on the Mall October 14 2013 John Rowan to Serve Fifth Term As National President of Vietnam Veterans of America August 19 2013 Remembering Those Still Missing From War Vietnam Veterans to Hold POW MIA Ceremony in Jacksonville August 9 2013 Vietnam Veterans of America 16th National Convention Opening Event Wreath Laying at Jacksonville Florida Vietnam Monument August 5 2013 Lee Barnes to Receive Excellence in the Arts Award at VVA Convention August 2 2013 Guy Bluford and Reid Lyon to Receive Excellence in the Sciences Awards At Vietnam Veterans of America s 16th National Convention July 10 2013 Arlo Guthrie to Receive Arts Award At Vietnam Veterans of America s 16th National Convention July 1 2013 Vietnam Veterans Of America And Service Women s Action Network File Joint Petition To Reform Disability Claims Process For Military Sexual Trauma Survivors June 27 2013 Senate Armed Services Committee Splits on Military Sexual Assault BillsSenate Armed Services Committee Splits on Military Sexual Assault Bill June 13 2013 Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold 16th National Convention June 5 2013 VVA Promotes Petition Plugging VistA As Seamless Electronic Record

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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS Related Links Current Year Press Releases Press Releases 2012 Alaska s Wielechowski Named VVA State Legislator of the Year October 23 2012 VVA Applauds The Home Depot for Mission Transition October 12 2012 VA to Screen Vets for Lung Cancer in Early Stages VVA Praises Decision Will Save Many Lives August 13 2012 Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes to Deliver Keynote Speech At Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference July 31 2012 Karl Marlantes to Receive Arts Award at VVA National Leadership Conference July 17 2012 Statement of VVA National President John Rowan On IOM s Major Report on PTSD Treatment Programs July 13 2012 Vietnam Veterans of America Dismayed with Supreme Court Ruling To Overturn Federal Stolen Valor Act June 29 2012 Vietnam Veterans of America To Hold National Leadership Conference August 7 11 in Irving Texas June 15 2012 VVA Seeks President s Help to Study Dow s Dioxin Corn Seed May 23 2012 VVA s Veterans Health Council Calls on Senate to Set Aside Drug Importation Amendment and Ensure Immediate Approval of PDUFA May16 2012 President Issues Executive Order to Protect Student Veterans April 27 2011 Vietnam Veterans of America Applauds VA Decision To Hire More Mental Health Professionals April 20 2012 Newly Disclosed Records Reveal Hundreds More Illegal Personality Disorder Discharges VVA Finds Navy and Air Force

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