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How to File a Well-Prepared MST Claim

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25 FAQ's from Women Veterans

The VA's Center for Women Veterans posts most common questions they hear. Questions answered: What services are available to women veterans? How do I access the system for health and benefits services? Does VA provide maternity benefits? How can I receive gender-specific services, including Pap smears, mammography, prenatal and childcare? How can I obtain emergency a more...

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DoD Memorandum Clarifying Guidance to Discharge Review Boards Considering Requests for Discharge Modifications Due to Mental Health Conditions, TBI, Sexual Assault, or Sexual Harassment

Generally On August 25, 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Memorandum clarifying guidance to Military Discharge Revuew Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records considering requests by veterans for modification of their Discharge due to mental health conditions, traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, or sexual harassment.  Requests for discharge relief typcially involve four questions: Did the veteran have a condition or exp more...

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How to Appeal a VA Benefits Denial to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)

This classroom is here to help you through your appeal of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) decision denying your claim for VA benefits. We hope that this will help you feel more confident about dealing with the legal system.  more...

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US Department of Veteran Affairs: Women Veterans

Visit this Veterans Affairs page to get an overview of programs for women, including VA benefits and VA health care.  more...

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