38 CFR = Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations 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 EED = Earlier/Earliest Effective Date 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 21-674 = Request for Approval of School Attendance VA Form 21-4138 = Statement in Support of Claim VA Form 21-4140-1 = Employment Questionaire 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) VA Form 28-8890 = Important Information about Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits 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 Text Messaging Abbreviations & Acronyms The Largest List of Text Message Shorthand (IM, SMS) and Internet Acronyms Found of the Web - kept current and up-to-date by NetLingo The Internet Dictionary: Online Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms, Acronyms, Text Messaging, Smileys ;-) Text Messaging, Chat Abbreviations & Smiley Faces - Webopedia Text » Internet Acronyms Tips - Chat and SMS Text Acronyms | Amset.info Acronyms and Abbreviations Military Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Military Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/subjectareas/gov/military.html Directory of Veterans Service Organizations Directory of Veterans Service Organizations National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) NACVSO Home Page [National Association of County Veteran Service Officers] TMC Members If anyone wants changes, send me a PM and I'll fix it. 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