The Armorer  first published this list of helpful websites back in December of ’08, and has recently re-posted them. It’s been making the rounds again in email, and people didn’t remember he had it, hence the re-post.

With that in mind, and being a Vet myself, I figured I’d host them here for all to use, peruse and explore.

I have recopied his statement here for all, as well

Below are web-sites 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. It’s just how the bureaucracy works. 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.   Those advocates are the VSOs. The websites are below the fold.

And I can’t emphasize enough – leverage the Veteran’s Service Officer resources.  A veteran isn’t charged for their services, and they know how to cut through the red tape.  They exist for the sole purpose of helping us and our families get through the maze to what we are due, in accordance with our needs.

This link is new to many of you – it’s the FedGov’s official National Resource Directory

These are the other links you’ve come to know and love.  Please feel free to report broken links!