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Parks v. Shinseki

Issue: Whether the Federal Circuit erred in requiring issue exhaustion during nonadversarial proceedings before the Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Brief amicus curiae of National Veterans Legal Services Programs filed on February 12, 2014. [more]

Released 5/27/14 | Tags:

Is Obama to Blame for Failures at the VA?

Failure is an orphan—and there are few failures more toxic than those of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agency, ostensibly created to help veterans heal from the wounds of war, is plagued by a backlog of claims from soldiers seeking help, leaving them to wait months or even years for compensation.The government’s long-standing failure to address the damage done to veterans by Agent Orange mirrors the larger failure of the VA. It spans generations and party affiliations, and every effort to fix it comes with unintended consequences. “This goes across party lines,” said Ronald Abrams, the joint executive director with the National Veterans Legal Services Program, and a former VA official who has worked on veterans claims cases for 40 years. “Democrats and Republicans have allowed this festering sore to continue.” [more]

Released 5/20/14 | Tags:

“They Who Fought”: NVLSP Hosts Fifth Annual Benefit Reception

     On November 19, NVLSP hosted its fifth annual benefit reception at The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. The event was a huge success with over 150 attendees. During the reception, we honored two advocates who have made substantial contributions towards improving the lives of United … [more]

Released 12/20/13 | Tags:

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