NVLSP Press Releases
First of its kind app helps veterans determine specific VA benefits
NVLSP Launches Free Mobile and Web Based App to Assist Military Veterans and Advocates with Potential VA Benefits Claims First of its kind app helps veterans determine specific VA benefits FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 14, 2017 WASHINGTON – National Veterans Legal Services Program … [more]
Released 12/14/17 | Tags: Veteran's Benefits
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
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 4/17/18 at Military Law Matters Podcast | Tags: Veteran's Benefits
National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) New APP helps Veterans Analyze Eligibility for Benefits. The application helps veterans, with or without the assistance of a veteran’s advocate, determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled. [more]
Released 4/15/18 at The Ontario Argus Observer | Tags: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has overturned a 19-year-old precedent that was used in more than 11,000 claim denials which stated that the claiming veterans “had to have clear medical diagnosis connected to their pain in order to be eligible for those disability payouts.” [more]
Released 4/12/18 at Military Update/The News Tribune | Tags: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits
In May 2016 the NVLSP found the promising case it sought. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided it favorably for Army veteran Melba Saunders. The April 3 ruling in Saunders v. Wilkie, if it stands, could benefit thousands of veterans who have had VA compensation claims for pain denied for lack of a medical diagnosis. [more]
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