Table of contents for Honoring the call to duty : veterans' disability benefits in the 21st century / Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission.


Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog
Note: Electronic data is machine generated. May be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter
Guiding Principles, 2
Results of the Commission's Analysis, 6
Conclusion, 17
Priority Recommendations, 18
1 INTRODUCTION                                      23
I  Commission's Charter and Scope of Work, 23
II Methodology, 24
III  Definitions of Disability, 29
IV  Definition of Quality of Life, 31
V  Other U.S. Government Comparisons, 33
References, 33
2 GUIDING PRINCIPLES                                35
3 VETERANS' PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE               43
I  History of Veterans' Benefits, 43
II Demographics of Today's Veteran Population, 63
III Demographics of Tomorrow's Veteran Population, 69
IV Summary, 72
References, 73
4 RATING PROCESS AND SYSTEM                         77
I VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, 77
II Evaluation and Rating Process, 111
References, 120
5 POLICIES FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS 123
I  Program Policies and Issues, 124
II Presumption Decisions, 153
III PTSD and Other Mental Health Disorders, 193
References, 220
6 APPROPRIATENESS OF THE BENEFITS                 225
I Veterans' Disability Compensation, 226
II Appropriateness of Ancillary and
Special-Purpose Benefits, 227
III Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, 257
IV Concurrent Receipt, 270
References, 276
7 APPROPRIATENESS OF THE LEVEL OF BENEFITS        281
I  Impairments of Earning Capacity, 281
II Compensating for Individual Unemployability, 320
III Compensating for Loss of Quality of Life, 329
IV DoD Disability Evaluation System, 342
V  Consistency of Disability Ratings between DoD and VA, 348
Short-Term Recommendations, 360
Long-Term Recommendations, 360
VI Cost-of-Living Adjustments, 361
VII State Court Spousal Support Obligations, 363
VIII Lump Sum Payments, 366
IX Social Security Disability Insurance, 373
References, 375
8 SURVIVORS AND DEPENDENTS                        379
I Definitions of Survivors and Dependents, 380
II Appropriateness of the Benefits, 381
III Appropriateness of the Level of Benefits, 388
IV Determination Standards for Benefits, 398
V  Pending Claim Ends with Death, 399
References, 403
9 DISABILITY CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION                405
I Filing a Claim or Appeal, 405
II Duty to Assist, 440
III Delayed Payments, 450
IV Program Operations Comparison, 451
References, 457
10 TRANSITION                                     459
I Transition Philosophy, 459
II Coordination, 465
III Case Management, 467
IV Transition Assistance Programs, 468
V  Benefits Delivery at Discharge and Separation, 470
VI Information Technology and Record Management, 474
VII Family Support Services, 478
VIII Military Severely Injured, 480
IX Health Care, 485
X Conclusion, 490
References, 491
11 THE WAY FORWARD: FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS495
Chapter 4: Rating Process and System, 496
Chapter 5: Policies for Determining Eligibility for Benefits, 497
Chapter 6: Appropriateness of the Benefits, 498
Chapter 7: Appropriateness of the Level of Benefits, 499
Chapter 8: Survivors and Dependents, 501
Chapter 9: Disability Claims Administration, 502
Chapter 10: Transition, 503
Conclusion, 504
Statement of Alternative Views, 506
The Commission's Recommendations, 506
APPENDICES
APPENDIX A: Laws and Charter Governing the Commission       537
APPENDIX B: Biographical Sketches of the Commissioners      547
APPENDIX C: Research Questions                              573
APPENDIX D: Summary of Site Visits                          581
APPENDIX E: Summary of Legal Analyses                       591
APPENDIX F: Executive Summary of CNA Corporation's
Final Report to the Commission: Compensation, Survey Results,
and Selected Topics                                 621
APPENDIX G: Comparison of DoD Disability Ratings with
VA Disability Ratings for the Same Conditions       645
APPENDIX H: Summary of A 21P' Century System for Evaluating
Veterans for Disability Benefits                   653
APPENDIX I: Summary of Improving the Presumptive
Disability Decision-Making Process for Veterans    681
APPENDIX J: Summary of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:
Diagnosis and Assessment                           709
APPENDIX K: Summary of PTSD Compensation and Military Service 715
APPENDIX L: Statement of Separate Views
by Commissioner John Holland Grady                  737



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Disabled veterans Medical care United States, Disability evaluation Government policy United States, Disabled veterans Services for United States, Veterans Medical care United States