Elder Law Resources

Elder Care Radio Interview – you might find that the following two 45 minute interviews Dan Munster recently did with Eugeria Radio are a good place to begin the process of researching your elder care questions:
http://eugeria.businessradiox.com/2010/04/14/managing-and-financing-long-term-care-part-1-of-2/
http://eugeria.businessradiox.com/2010/04/21/managing-and-financing-the-cost-of-long-term-care-part-2-of-2/
National Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicare
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration POM Manual
Social Security Advisory Service
Departments of Veterans Affairs
National Senior Citizens Law Center
National Council on the Aging
National Health Law Program
Elder Law Answers
Findlaw Legal Directory and Research
Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory & Research
Lawyers.com Attorney Locator
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
American Institute of Financial Gerontology
United States Code
Code of Federal Regulations
Internal Revenue Code
Nursing Home Comparisons
http://cms.hhs.gov/
http://www.medicare.gov

http://www.ssa.gov
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/partlist!OpenView
http://www.ssas.com/main.htm
http://www.va.gov/
http://www.nsclc.org/
http://www.ncoa.org/
http://www.healthlaw.org/
https://www.elderlawanswers.com/
http://www.findlaw.com
http://www.martindale.com/
http://www.lawyers.com
http://www.naela.com
http://www.aifg.org/
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index/
http://www.fourmilab.ch/ustax/ustax/
http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Home.asp

Georgia Resources
Official Code of Georgia
http://www.legis.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/gl_codes_detail.pl?code=1-1-1

Savings Bond Value Calculator
http://wwws.publicdebt.treas.gov/BC/SBCPrice

Georgia Nursing Home Directory (with deficiency information)
http://memberofthefamily.net/registry/ga.htm

Georgia Department of Veterans Services
http://www.state.ga.us/dvs/

Atlanta Bar Association
https://www.atlantabar.org

Georgia Bar Association
http://www.gabar.org/

Georgia Probate Court Information
https://www.gaprobate.org/index_secure/

Georgia Department of Human Resources
http://www2.state.ga.us/Departments/DHR/aging/

Georgia Department of Community Health
http://www.dch.state.ga.us/

Georgia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
http://www.georgiaombudsman.org/

Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alzga.org/

A Place for Mom Assisted Living Placement Service
http://www.aplaceformom.com/atlanta-senior-living-resources

Veterans Administration Resources
     –     MAIN CAREGIVER SUPPORT HOTLINE —-> CALL 1-855-260-3274

CAREGIVER SUPPORT WEBSITE – https://www.caregiver.va.gov/index.asp

Appealshttp://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc

Board of Veteran’s Appeals – http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Commission – http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Draft National Plan – http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105

Center for Minority Veterans – http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Veterans Enterprise – http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

Center for Women Veterans – http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans – http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016/

Classified Records – American Gulf War Veterans Assoc – http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011/

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc> http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-10 – http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page – http://www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations – http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp – http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Due Process – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc

Duty to Assist – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care –

Environmental Agents – http://www1.va.gov/environagents/

Environmental Agents M10 – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) – http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158

See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet – http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) – http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE – http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 – and http://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm

Forms and Records Request – http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

General Compensation Provisions – http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_/

Geriatrics and Extended Care – http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG – http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

Guide to Gulf War Veteran’s Health – /wp-content/uploads/sites/4367/2016/09/VHIgulfwar.pdf

Gulf War Subject Index – http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A

Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses Q&As – /wp-content/uploads/sites/4367/2016/09/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Hearings – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Homeless Veterans – http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

HSR&D Home – http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P Exams – http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

Ionizing Radiation – http://www1.va.gov/irad/

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA – http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/

M 10 for spouses and children – http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007

M10 Part III Change 1 – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008

M21-1 Table of Contents – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1/

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC

Mental Health Program Guidelines – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers – http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence – http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

My Health e Vet – http://www.myhealth.va.gov/

NASDVA.COM – http://nasdva.com/

National Association of State Directors – http://www.nasdva.com/

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention – http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) – http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

Online VA Form 10-10EZ – https://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Parkinson’s Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders –

and http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/

Peacetime Disability Compensation – http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death – http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/38/usc_sup_01_38_10_II_20_15/

Persian Gulf Registry – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003

This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005 – http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006

Persian Gulf Veterans’ Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress – http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans’_Illnesses_Appendices.doc

Persian Gulf Veterans’ Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress  –

Phase I PGR – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004

Phase II PGR – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005

Policy Manual Index – http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

Power of Attorney – http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) – http://www1.va.gov/shad/

Prosthetics Eligibility – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page – http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

Public Health/SARS – http://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

Publications Manuals – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

Publications and Reports – http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm

Records Center and Vault Homepage – http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default/

Records Center and Vault Site Map – http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap/

REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT’S RECORDS –http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 – http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses –
/wp-content/uploads/sites/4367/2016/09/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

Research and Development – http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm

Survivor’s and Dependents’ Educational Assistance – http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_/

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl

Part 18

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) – http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

Title 38 PART 4–SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B–DISABILITY RATINGS

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

Title 38 Policy in Rating – http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1..96.11&idno=38 <http://sz0131.ev.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/public/blank/??.htm>

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims – http://www.vetapp.gov/

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – /wp-content/uploads/sites/4367/2016/09/PTSD20Manual20final206.pdf <>

VA Fact Sheet – http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs/ <http://www1.va..gov/opa/fact/gwfs/>

VA Health Care Eligibility – http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) – http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf/

VA Life Insurance Handbook Chapter 3 – http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans – http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

VA MS Research – http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

VA National Hepatitis C Program – http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/ <http://www.hepatitis..va.gov/>

VA Office of Research and Development – http://www1.va.gov/resdev/

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War – http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

VA WMD EMSHG – http://www1.va.gov/emshg/

VA WRIISC-DC – http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/

VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address – http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm

Vet Center Eligibility – Readjustment Counseling Service – http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page – http://www.vba.va.gov/

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information – http://valaw.org/

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals – http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/

VHA Programs – Clinical Programs & Initiatives – http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page – http://www.publichealth.va.gov/

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans Health – http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp

Vocational Rehabilitation – http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence – http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc

VONAPP online – http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

WARMS – 38 CFR Book C – http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc/

Wartime Disability Compensation – http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site – http://www.gibill.va.gov/

What VA Social Workers Do – http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3

WRIISC Patient Eligibility – http://www.illegion.org/va1/