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Editors: Mathew H. Bradley
Book Description:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides services and benefits to veterans who meet certain eligibility criteria. Benefits to veterans range from disability compensation and pensions to hospital and medical care. Furthermore, veterans' education benefits have evolved substantially over the last 60-plus years. This book reviews the two disability programs administered by the VA, one of which is called the Disability Compensation, and the other which is known as a Disability pension. The authors of this book discuss the eligibility criteria and the fundamentals of these VA-administered disability benefit programs and related issues. The evolution of veterans' education benefit programs are also examined and the types of education benefits made available under these programs are described. Furthermore, the VA administers several pension benefit programs for the surviving spouses and dependent children of veterans. This book describes these programs, including the eligibility criteria and current benefit levels. Other chapters in this book examine the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, reflecting the congressional concern about the quality and availability of medical, mental health and dental care services for service members returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is well-known that veterans have a number of risk factors that increase their chance of attempting suicide. This book discusses suicide prevention efforts by the VA.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Veterans Medical Care: FY2009 Appropriations pp.1-34
(Sidath Viranga Panangala)

Veterans Affairs: The Appeal Process for Veterans' Claims pp.35-58
(Douglas Reid Weimer)

A Brief History of Veterans' Education Benefits and their Value
(David P. Smole and Shannon S. Loane)pp.59-80

The Military Survivor Benefit Plan: A Description of its Provisions pp.81-108
(David F. Burrelli)

Veterans Affairs: Benefits for Service-Connected Disabilities
(Douglas Reid Weimer) pp.109-122

Disability Evaluation of Military Servicemembers pp.123-142
(Christine Scott, Sidath Viranga Panangala, and Charles A. Henning)

Veterans Affairs: Basic Eligibility for Disability Benefit Programs pp.143-152
(Douglas Reid Weimer)

Veterans'Benefits: Pension Benefit Programs
(Carol D. Davis and Christine Scott) pp.153-158

Health Care for Dependents and Survivors of Veterans pp.159-164
(Sidath Viranga Panangala and Susan Janeczko)

"Wounded Warrier" and Veterans Provisions in the FY2008 National Defense Authorization Act pp.165-180
(Sarah A. Lister, Sidath Viranga Panangala, and Christine Scott)

Suicide Prevention Among Veterans pp.181-194
(Ramya Sundaraman, Sidath Viranga Panangala, and Sarah A. Lister)

Veterans Affairs: Historical Budget Authority, Fiscal Years 1940 through 2007 pp.195-200
(Christine Scott)

VA Health Care: Facilities Have Taken Action to Provide Language Access Services and Culturally Appropriate Care to a Diverse Veteran Population pp.201-216
(GAO)

A Brief Overview of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 pp.217-220
Shannon S. Loane

Veterans' Health Care Issues pp.221-268
Sidath Viranga Panangala

Chapter Sources pp.269

Index

   Series:
      Defense, Security and Strategies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-500-3
   Status: AV
  
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