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Veteran’s Acronyms, Intialisms, and Abbreviations

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Polski: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

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  • 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/subjectare…/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

 

 

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