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Affordable Care Act, VA, and You
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The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs and improve health care quality and care coordination. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.

American Bar Association
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With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

    Center on Children and the Law
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    From modest origins as a small legal resource center focusing exclusively on child abuse and neglect issues, the Center has grown into a full-service technical assistance, training, and research program addressing a broad spectrum of law and court-related topics affecting children.

    Commission on Domestic Violence
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    Provides individualized support to attorneys representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking that includes research assistance, sample practice tools, model pleadings, and access to experts in the field. Commission members, Liaisons and Commission staff include national experts in many areas of domestic violence and the law.

    Commission on Law and Aging
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    Works to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.

Federal Judicial Center
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The education and research agency responsible for providing advice and research for the Federal Court system.

Lawyers.com
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This site provides information to help users better understand the law, make more informed personal legal choices, and identify high quality legal representation.

National Center for Victims of Crime
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Provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.

National Crime Victim Law Institute
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A non-profit research and educational organization at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon. NCVLI is the only national organization in the country working to assert victims’ rights in criminal trial courts.

National Legal Aid and Defender Association
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NLADA is the nation's leading advocate for front-line attorneys and other equal justice professionals – those who make a difference in the lives of low-income clients and their families and communities.

Network Of Victims Assistance
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Works to advance victims' rights through public policy efforts on the federal, state, and local levels. Through the promotion of education and awareness about the rights and needs of crime victims, the organization works to improve services for victims to assist in their emotional, financial, and physical recovery.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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Provides an impartial forum or the just and prompt resolution of cases through the uniform and coherent application of the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America.

Supreme Court of the United States
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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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Appeals to the court come from all federal district courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

U.S. Department of Justice
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The mission of the Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

U.S. Sentencing Commission
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The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purposes are: (1) to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including guidelines to be consulted regarding the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes; (2) to advise and assist Congress and the executive branch in the development of effective and efficient crime policy; and (3) to collect, analyze, research, and distribute a broad array of information on federal crime and sentencing issues, serving as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public.

VA Health Benefits Explorer
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Provides an interactive, in-depth way to discover what benefits are available to you. (Affordable Care Act)

VictimLaw
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Designed as a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database of victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions that meets the needs of a wide variety of users with different levels of substantive and technological expertise.

 
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