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VSOs File Lawsuit to Stop VA From Changing Informal Claims Process & Limiting Claims It Adjudicates

American Legion, AMVETS, Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Vietnam Veterans of America ask court to declare VA rule eliminating informal claims unlawful

America’s leading veteran’s service organizations have filed a lawsuit against Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald seeking to stop the implementation of a new VA rule eliminating most informal VA claims and limiting the types of claims VA will adjudicate. The American Legion, AMVETS, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, and the Vietnam Veterans of America joined forces to file the lawsuit together. The lawsuit seeks to have VA’s new rule eliminating the most important part of the informal VA claims process, and limiting the types of inferred claims VA adjudicates, declared unlawful by the court. The case was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 20th and entered in the court docket yesterday. [more]

Released 4/7/15 | Tags: Veteran's Benefits

Honoring Service & Sacrifice: NVLSP Recognizes Law Firm and Attorney for Assisting Veterans

Nonprofit organization pays tribute to the late Gordon Erspamer and Congressman Lane Evans

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), a nonprofit veterans service organization held its annual benefit reception this week, themed “Honoring Service and Sacrifice." “I am honored to be here tonight and recognize the important work of NVLSP. We show who we are, as a nation, in how we care for those who return injured from battle,” said Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent and host of “The Lead” at CNN. [more]

Released 11/20/14 | Tags: Supporters

NVLSP and Morrison & Foerster LLP File Class Action Suit Against Army Board of Military Corrections

Federal court lawsuit exposes Army’s illegal practices in reviewing applications for corrections of errors and injustices in military records

Morrison & Foerster and two veterans organizations, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), have filed a class action suit on behalf of thousands of former soldiers whose service files contain errors or injustices, and whose applications were handled improperly by the U.S. Army’s Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR). [more]

Released 11/14/14 | Tags: Class Actions

NVLSP Launches New Initiative to Help Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

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: Military Sexual Trauma, Veteran's Benefits

American Legion to set up crisis center in Phoenix

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:

NVLSP & Veterans Service Organizations File Lawsuit Against VA Over Agent Orange Disability Benefits

VA Secretary Given More than 100 Days to Intervene, VSOs Turn to the Courts for Justice

A group of US military veterans who served in Korea’s demilitarized zone (DMZ) and were exposed to toxic Agent Orange chemicals are being wrongfully denied disability benefits, says a new lawsuit, McKinney v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. [more]

Released 6/3/14 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits

Legendary Veteran Advocate, Gordon P. Erspamer’s Living Memory Fund

Legendary Veteran Advocate, Gordon P. Erspamer's Living Memory Fund

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of legendary veteran advocate and long-time NVLSP ally, Gordon P. Erspamer, being recently diagnosed with inoperable Glioblastoma, one of the most deadly and aggressive forms of brain cancer. Undoubtedly one of the most dedicated and accomplished legal … [more]

Released 2/21/14 | Tags:

CPBO Honors Hewlett-Packard Company, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and NVLSP

Corporate Pro Bono is proud to present the 2013 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award to the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in partnership with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) for their impactful, innovative, and sustained partnership in support of veterans.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/18/2013 WASHINGTON - Corporate Pro Bono is proud to present the 2013 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award to the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in partnership with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) for their impactful, innovative, … [more]

Released 10/18/13 | Tags:

Attorneys from NVLSP Reach Out to Assist Disabled Veterans, Talk with experts July 23 in Cheverly

Talk one-on-one with expert attorneys at American Legion Post in Cheverly on July 23, 7pm-9pm

Many veterans would benefit if they were able to talk to attorneys who have expertise in veterans law. Attorneys from NVLSP are holding a series of outreach events in the Washington, D.C. metro area to assist disabled veterans. The goal of these outreach events is to identify disability benefits to which the veteran may be entitled and to help the veteran get his or her claim started. The next NVLSP outreach event will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The event will be held at Cheverly American Legion Post 108 located at 3608 Legion Drive in Cheverly, Md. [more]

Released 7/15/13 | Tags: Veteran's Benefits

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