38 USC = Title 38 of the United States Code
A&A = Aid and Attendance
AAFES = Army & Air Force Exchange Service
AD = Active Duty
ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act
AFEES = Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station
AISI = As I see it
AL = American Legion
AMC = Appeals Management Center
AMVETS = AMVETS
AO = Agent Orange
APAP = Automatic Positive Airway Pressure
BCMR = Board of Corrections for Military Records
BCD = Bad Conduct Discharge
BDD = Benefits Delivery by Discharge sometimes called BBD, Benefits by Discharge
BEQ = Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
BiPAP = Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure.
BOQ = Bachelor Officers Quarters
BVA = Board of Veterans Appeals
BX = Base Exchange
C&P = Compensation and Pension
C-File = Claims File
C-File # = Claims File ID Number (Now your SSAN)
CAD = Coronary Artery Disease
CARES = Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services
CAVC = Court of Appeals for Veterans Causes
CBOC = Community Based Outpatient Clinic
CHAMPVA = Civilian Hearth and Medical Program VA. a medical program for dependants of 100% disabled veterans.
Chapter 61 = refers to US Code, Title 10, Chapter 61 Disability Retirements
Chapter 71 = refers to US Code, Title 10, Chapter 71 TOS Retirements
COLA = Cost of Living Allowence
COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPAP = Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CRDP = Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay
CRSC = Combat Related Special Compensation
CUE = Clear and Umistakeable Error
C&UE = Clear and Umistakeable Error
DAV = Disabled American Veterans
DC = Diagnostic Code also Death Certificate
DD = Dishonorable Discharge
DD-2 = Armed Forces Identification Card
DD-149 = Application for the Correction of Military Record
DD-214 = Certificate of Realase or Discharge from Active Duty
DD-293 = Application for the Review of Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States
DD-1172 Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card - DEERS Enrollment
DD-1173 = United States Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card
DD-2765 = Department of Defense/Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card
DeCA = Defense Commissary Agency
DFAS = Defense Finance and Accounting Service
DIC Dependants Indemnity Compensation
DMII = Diabetes Mellitus Type II
DoD = Department of Defense
DRB = Discharge Review Board
DRO = Decision Review Officer
DSM IV = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition
DVA = Department of Veterans Affairs
EAJA = Equal Access to Justice Act
EAS = End of Active Service
EAOS = End of Active Obligated Service
ESG = Environmental Support Group
FICA = Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Social Security withholding tax)
FOIA = Freedom of Information Act
FR = Federal Register
FWIW = For what it's worth
GAF = Global Assessment of Function
GIB = GI Bill
GWI = Gulf War I
GWII = Gulf War II
HIPPA = Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996
HISA = Home Improvement and Structural Alterations Program
ILP = Independent Living Program
IME = Independent Medical Evaluations
IMO = Independant Medical Opinion
IOM = Institute of Medicine
IRIS = Inquiry Routing & Information System
ISTM = It Seems To Me
ILP = Independent Living Program
I/U = Individual Unemployability
LOD = Line of Duty
M21-1MR = VA Claims Adjudication Manual
MEB = Medical Evaluation Board
MGIB = Montgomery GI Bill
MOAA = Military Officers Association of America
MoPH = Military Order of the Purple Heart
MOS = Military Occupation Specialty
MWR = Morale, Welfare & Recreation
NARA = National Archives Records Administration
NEC = Navy Enlisted Classification (code)
NEX = Navy Exchange
NDAA = National Defense Authorization Act
NDR = Non-Duty Related
NIH = National Institutes of Health
NOD = Notice of Disagreement
NP = Nurse Practicioner
NPRC = National Personnel Records Center
NSC = Non Service Connected
NSO = National Service Officer (Usually DAV)
NVLSP = National Veterans Legal Services Program
OEF = Operation Enduring Freedom
OGC = (VA) Office of General Council
OIF = Operation Iraqi Freedom
OTOH = On the Other Hand
P&T = Permanently and Totally Disabled
PA = Physicians Assistant
PARDS = Partner Assisted Rating Decision System (a fast track claim)
PC = Prostate Cancer
PCP = Primary Care Physician
PDRL = Permanantly Disabled Retired List
PEB Physical Evaluation Board
PEBLO Physical Evaluation Board Liason Officer
PG = Persian Gulf
PM = Private Message
PN = Peripheral Neuropathy
POA = Power of Attorney
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVD=Peripheral Vascular Disease
PVA = Paralyzed Veterans of America
PX = Post Exchange
QTC = Quality Treatment Corporation (a VA medical contractor)
REDUX = Military Retirement Reform Act of 1986
RO = Regional Office
RVSR = Rating Veterans Service Represenative
SAH = Specially Adapted Housing
SBP = Survivors Benefit Plan
SC = Service Connected
SEA = SouthEast Asia
SF-180 = Standard Form, Requests Pertaining to Military Records
SGLI = Servicemembers Group Life Insurance
SMC-n = Special Monthly Compensation where "n" is K thru R
SMR = Service Medical Records
SO = Service Officer
SOC = Statement of the Case
SR = Service Records
SRB = Service Record Book (Marines)
SS = Social Security
SSA = Social Security Administration
SSAN = Social Security Account Number
SSDI = Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI = Suplemental Security Income
SSOC = Supplemental Statement of the Case
TAD = Temporary Additional Duty (Navy)
TAP = Transition Assistance Program
TDIU = Totaly Disabled based on Individual Unemployability
TDRL = Temporary Disabled Retired List
TDY = Temporary Duty
TERA = Temporary Early Retirement Authority
TMOP = Tricare Mail Order Pharmacy
TOS = Time of Service
TREA = The Retired Enlisted Association
Tricare = Medical program for retiree's and military dependants.
Tricare for Life (TFL) = Medical program for retiree's and military dependants over age 65
TRIP = Training, Responsibility, Involvement and Preparation of claims
UCMJ = Uniform Code of Military Justice
URL = Uniform Resource Locator
VA = Veterans Administration
VA Catalog 1 = VA Catalog of Forms
Official Hub for Federal Forms
VA Form 10-10EZ - Application for Medical Benefits (Enroll)
VA Form 10-5345 Request For And Authorization To Release Medical Records or Health Information
VA Form 9 = Appeal to Board of Veterans Appeals
VA Form 20-572 = Request for Change of Address/Cancellation of Direct Deposit
VA Form 21-22 = Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative
VA Form 21-22A = Appointment of Attorney or Agent as Claimant’s Representative
VA Form 21-526 = Veteran’s Application for Compensation and/or Pension
VA Form 21-530 = Application for Burial Benefits
VA Form 21-534 = Application for DIC, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits By a Surv. Spouse or Child
VA Form 21-534a = Application for DIC By a Surv. Spouse or Child (In-Service Death Only)
VA Form 21-601 = Application for Accrued Amounts Due a Deceased Beneficiary
VA Form 21-686c = Declaration Of Status Of Dependents
VA Form 21-4138 = Statement in Support of Claim
VA Form 21-4142 = Authorization and Consent to Release Information to the DVA
VA Form 21-8940 = Veteran’s Application for. Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability.
VA Form 22-1990 = Application for VA Education Benefits (VONAPP)
VA Form 24-0296 = Direct Deposit Enrollment
VA Form 26-1817 = Request for Determination of Eligibility and Available Loan Guaranty Entitlement (Unmarried Surviving Spouses)
VA Form 26-1880 = Request for a Certificate of Eligibility (VA Home Loan Guarantee)
VA Form 28-1900 = Disabled Veteran’s Application for Vocational Rehabilitation (VONAPP)
VAMC = VA Medical Center
VAOPGCPREC = Veterans Affairs Opinion, General Counsel, Precedent
VARO = Veterans Affairs Regional Office
VASRD = VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (CFR Title 38, Volume 1, Part 4)
VBA = Veterans Benefits Administration
VCAA = The Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000
VEAP = Veterans' Educational Assistance Program
VFW = Veterans of Foreign Wars
VGLI = Veterans Group Life Insurance
VHA = Veterans Health Administration
VHA Form 10-10EZ = Application for Health Benefits
VHA Form 10-5345 Request for and Authorization to Release Medical Records or Health Information
VISN = Veterans Integrated Service Network
VISTA = Veterans Health Information System & Technology Architecture
VJRA = Veterans Judicial Review Act
VONAPP = Veterans ON-line APPlication
VRA = Veterans Recruitment Appointment
VRE = Vocational Rehabilitation & Education
VSR = Veterans Service Represenative
VSC = Veterans Service Center
VSCM = Veterans Service Center Manager
VSO = Veteran Service Organization, sometimes Veterans Service Officer
VVA = Vietnam Veterans of America

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