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Veterans Resource – Books

The following list of books, manuals, pamphlets and periodical publications are available to the general public either for purchase or without charge. Each resource on the list is a source of helpful information and insight for veterans and their families who are seeking veterans benefits and have filed claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Those just wanting more information about how the VA operates, what benefits are available, and how to file a claim also will find these resources to be helpful.

The list is provided by The Law Office as a public service. The list is not a complete list of all the resources available about veterans law, and it is not intended to be an endorsement by The Law Office of any of the resources that are listed. A brief description of each resource and how to obtain a copy is provided.

Books and Manuals:

Complete Guide to Federal and State Benefits for Veterans, Their Families and Survivors : How to Get All the Benefits You Are Entitled to Under the Law)

by Robert L. Berko, Frank D. Jarvie

$22.50

Paperback 12th edition (September 1994)

Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks. Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock. We will notify you within 2-3 weeks if we have trouble obtaining this title.

VETERANS BENEFITS MANUAL, AN ADVOCATE’S GUIDE TO REPRESENTING VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, Volume I and II (1991) with Supplement (1992-93), authored by Michael E. Wildhaber, Barton F. Stichman, David F. Addlestone and Ron Abrams, and published by the National Veterans Legal Services Project, Suite 610, 2001 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Comprehensive and detailed, it is intended for non-attorney veterans advocates as well as attorneys. Basic material is sound, but some content is dated. Manual is linked to, and updated by the periodical publication, The Veterans Advocate (see below). Three-volume set: $130.

To order, write NVLSP, or call 1-202-265-8305.

Veterans Benefits Manual : An Advocate’s Guide to Representing Veterans & Their Dependents, 1992-1993/Supplement

Paperback supplem edition (June 1993)

$50.00

Natl Veterans Legal Services; ISBN: 1878902091

Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks. Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock. We will notify you within 2-3 weeks if we have trouble obtaining this title.

Veterans’ Benefits Handbook

by Lee E. Sharff, Eugene Borden (Contributor), Fred Stein

$10.00 + $0.85 special surcharge

Paperback – 184 pages (June 1992)

Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks. Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock. We will notify you within 2-3 weeks if we have trouble obtaining this title.

Pamphlets:

FEDERAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS AND DEPENDENTS (1997), published by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Public Affairs (80D), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. This is a government publication which “informs veterans and dependents of the variety of federal benefits available.” It is also very useful because it contains a list, by state, of every VA office and medical facility in the country with addresses and telephone numbers. The pamphlet can be purchased for $5.50 each from the Government Printing Office at: Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954; telephone orders can be placed at: 1-202-512-1800; the pamphlet may be available free of charge from your local VA office, state or county veterans service office, or from a veterans service organization.

Periodical Publications:

VVA Veterans Benefits News, News for VVA Service Representatives and Other Veterans’ Advocates, published by Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA). A bi-monthly newsletter covering current developments in veterans benefits intended to keep accredited VVA service representatives up to date about decisions of the Court of Veterans Appeals, new legislation passed by Congress, VA regulations and policies, and other developments in veterans benefits. A one-year subscription is $30. Subscriptions may be obtained by calling 1-800-VVA-1316, or by sending a check payable to “VVA, Inc.”, to the following address:

VVA

Veterans Benefits News

P.O. Box 64306

Baltimore, MD 21264-4306

The Veterans Advocate, A Veterans Law and Advocacy Journal, published by the National Veterans Legal Services Project. A bi-monthly newsletter that is intended to update the VETERANS BENEFITS MANUAL by reporting on recent developments in veterans law. A one-year subscription available to the general public is $80.

To subscribe, call NVLSP at 1-202-265-8305.

Guides for Self Help:

“VVA’s Guide on VA Claims and Appeals”“VVA’s Guide on Agent Orange”

“VVA’s Guide on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)”

Each published by Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., these guides offer background and “how to” information to VA benefits claimants for the topic covered, with checklists and “step-by-step” instructions. The guides are available online free of charge at VVA’s website: http://www.vva.org.

“Self-Help Guide on Agent Orange”

“Self-Help Guide on VA Claims”

“Self-Help Guide on Veterans Family Benefits”

“Self-Help Guide on Gulf War Veterans”

Each published by the National Veterans Legal Services Program, these guides offer background information and “how to” instructions to VA benefits claimants for the topic covered. The guides cost $7.50 each, and can be purchased from NVLSP by calling: 1-202-265-8305.

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