NVLSP Press Releases
Decision Directs VA to Give Preference to Veteran-owned Businesses
In Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States of America, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a service-disabled veteran-owned small business in a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The lawsuit was over the VA’s failure to comply with Public Law 109-461, commonly referred to as “Veterans First.” [more]
Released 6/17/16 | Tags: Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)
Bill seeks to recover $78 million in wrongfully-taxed severance payments
Congressman David Rouzer recently introduced H.R. 5015, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, to ensure veterans who suffered service-ending combat-related injuries are not being wrongfully taxed on their severance packages from the Department of Defense (DoD). Under federal law, veterans who suffer combat-related injuries and who are separated from the military are not supposed to be taxed on the one-time lump sum disability severance payment they receive from the DoD. However, due to an accounting error, more than $78 million is owed to an estimated 14,000 veterans. [more]
Released 5/17/16 | Tags: Congressional Legislation
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 11/14/16 at The Hill | Tags: Congressional Legislation, Discharges
Compassion for veterans with less-than-fully-honorable discharges, known colloquially as “bad paper,” has never been politically popular. This fall, Congress and President Barack Obama must have the courage to ensure the Fairness for Veterans Act becomes law and to initiate reform of the review boards of the armed services. [more]
Released 11/10/16 at WTAE | Tags: Congressional Legislation
Veterans group says Pentagon wrongly withheld taxes from combat-injured vets. Proposed legislation could correct the problem for thousands. [more]
Released 10/28/16 at West Virginia Record | Tags: Veteran's Benefits
A recent $10,000 grant award to the West Virginia University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic will aid in its mission to serve the approximately 170,000 veterans in the state, the clinic's director said during a recent interview. [more]
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