NVLSP Press Releases
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ruling will stand, NVLSP offers advice for veterans with prior denials for emergency medical care reimbursement
NVLSP has won $2 billion for hundreds of thousands of veterans who received emergency medical care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and were wrongfully denied reimbursement by the VA for the emergency medical expenses they incurred. In a congressional hearing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, VA Secretary David Shulkin announced that the VA would “voluntarily withdraw” its appeal in the legal case, Staab v. Shulkin, that required VA to reimburse these veterans. [more]
Released 6/16/17 | Tags: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits
Testimony of NVLSP
The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act provide a far-reaching restructuring of the VA administrative appeals process. It contains many positive features that are likely to decrease appeal times, while providing claimants with various options for pursuing their appeals. As with any substantial change to a complex system, there will clearly be effects that we cannot now predict. But given that the current appeals process is not functioning well, we have ultimately concluded that the proposed legislation - even without being able to predict all of its effects - is a necessary step. However, NVLSP opposes some of the substantive changes to the draft bill that VA is seeking under the guise of "technical amendments." [more]
Released 4/28/17 | Tags: Board of Veterans Appeals, Congressional Legislation
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 9/18/17 at The National Law Journal | Tags: Class Actions
The federal judiciary's fee-based access to its public online database, known as PACER, is not just anachronistic and counter to history but harms the structural integrity of the modern judiciary, a new research article claims. [more]
Released 9/18/17 at Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press | Tags: Class Actions
On September 5th, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 17 media organizations submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States of America. The brief argues that the law requires the judicial system to limit the fees it charges people to access its Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system to the cost of disseminating the information requested. Currently, many members of the media face prohibitive costs when trying to obtain court records to inform the public about what is happening in the judicial system. [more]
Released 6/26/17 at Aiken Standard | Tags: Class Actions
Members of the public using the federal court database to access court records may be part of a class action lawsuit, which alleges the U.S. government overcharges for federal court records. Filed April 21, 2016, the suit alleges the cost of producing court records electronically has increased twice since 2002, when Congress passed the E-Government Act of 2002, which sought to cap rising court record costs. NVLSP is one of the plaintiffs. [more]
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