NVLSP Press Releases
Equal Justice Works Fellow to Build Program Assisting Military Veterans with Disability Benefits
The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is proud to announce the formal launch of a new program to address the needs of thousands of veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) and need assistance in obtaining VA disability benefits. [more]
Released 9/25/14 | Tags: MST, Veteran's Benefits
The center will assist veterans and family members affected by VA’s waiting-list scandal
The center will assist veterans and family members affected by VA’s waiting-list scandal The American Legion announced it is sending a team of experts to Phoenix next week to set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center to help veterans and family members affected by the health-care scandal at … [more]
Released 6/3/14 | Tags:
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Released 10/2/14 at The American Legion | Tags:
Photo by Lucas Carter, The American Legion
NVLSP Joint Executive Director Ronald Abrams helped assist veterans at The American Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in Washington, DC. Click here to read about this outreach initiative on The American Legion's website. [more]
Released 9/18/14 at WAAY-TV | Tags:
A southwest Florida veteran went to jail Wednesday in order to keep all of his VA disability check. It's all because he and his wife are divorcing and she wants half. Under federal law, the money is exempt from alimony payments. But state law says she may be entitled to it. ABC 7 contacted the National Veterans Legal Service Program in Washington D.C. They say it's an issue which has been argued across the country. U.S. Title 38 says VA benefits are exempt from taxation, claims of creditors, and other legal processes. It makes no exception for alimony. [more]
Released 9/18/14 at Stars & Stripes | Tags: Veteran's Benefits
Although it seems certain that VA hospitals offered substandard care to veterans, some of whom died while waiting months for treatment, getting compensation in court is likely to prove a tough fight for the stream of veterans and survivors expected to sue the government in the coming months.
“If you give people the impression that this is easy, they’re going to be real frustrated,” said Ronald Abrams, joint executive director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program. “It’s combat — the VA is not playing nice, because you’re in court and it’s an adversarial process.” [more]
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