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NVLSP Deploys High-Tech Legal Services Donation to Help Veterans Get Benefits

Driven, Inc. donates thousands of dollars in high-tech legal services to help NVLSP

Corporate law firms routinely use top-notch legal technology to help them more efficiently process cases, mine truckloads of paper for needed information and get faster results. Thanks to the donation of high-tech legal services by Driven, Inc. the NVLSP will be able to more efficiently help veterans filing VA claims. It’s a solution that the scrappy 31-year-old nonprofit organization that helps veterans could only dream of, in years past. [more]

Released 12/13/11 | Tags: Supporters

November 9th NVLSP Benefit Reception Highlights Injured War Vets, Recognizes Lawyers & Advocates

Jim McKay, leading DC attorney, to receive Senator Daniel Inouye Award for work helping veterans

Veterans advocates today face hefty caseloads, cumbersome bureaucracies and backbreaking paperwork, as they battle to help America’s veterans and military service members get the benefits and healthcare their government owes them. The “Serving Those Who Serve Us” reception benefiting the NVLSP will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Capital Hilton. Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent for PBS Newshour, will preside at the event. [more]

Released 11/3/11 | Tags: Supporters

NVLSP Reaches Historic Class Action Settlement Victory for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans with PTSD

NVLSP announces today a historic settlement victory for disabled veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The settlement obtained by NVLSP and pro bono co-counsel Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in the class action lawsuit Sabo v. United States will benefit thousands of veterans who were medically discharged due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) between 2003 and 2008, but were denied the benefits to which they were legally entitled. [more]

Released 7/29/11 | Tags: Class Actions, PTSD

National Veterans Legal Services Program Offers Tips to Help Veterans with PTSD

PTSD Awareness Day June 27 Raises Awareness

Aimee Sherrod served her country in Iraq and Pakistan, but today, the Air Force veteran struggles to leave her home a few times a week to pick up her son at school. Under frequent mortar attacks during her deployment and witnessing the horrors of war firsthand, Sherrod came home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. According to the National Center for PTSD at the VA, experts think PTSD occurs in about 11-20% of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; in as many as 10% of Gulf War Veterans, and in about 30% of Vietnam Veterans. Women are more likely than men to develop PTSD. [more]

Released 6/27/11 | Tags: PTSD

National Veterans Legal Services Program Welcomes Eight New Board Members

Advocating to Help Veterans, Service Members and Their Families is Their Passion

Ensuring veterans and active-duty service members get the benefits they’ve earned and deserve requires not just goodwill – but also vigilance and advocacy. Veterans are getting a few more champions – with the addition of eight new members to the Board of Directors for NVLSP. [more]

Released 5/18/11 | Tags: Supporters

Lawyers Advocating for Veterans Hold Reception Honoring Service & Sacrifice November 9

Sesame Workshop, American Legion, Morgan Lewis & Bockius to be Recognized

Veteran’s Day is arriving a little early this year, with a benefit reception on November 9 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial to benefit the NVLSP. The event will honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans and military families, while providing much needed support for legal advocacy services to help veterans and service members. [more]

Released 11/4/10 | Tags: Supporters

Veterans Organizations Score Victory for Vietnam Vets Suffering From Agent Orange Diseases

VA Ordered to Publish New Compensation Rules in 30 Days

Veterans organizations scored a victory today for Vietnam veterans suffering from diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure. In a court order issued this morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit instructed the VA to issue within 30 days new rules for paying disability benefits to Vietnam veterans stricken with ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, or B-cell leukemias. The successful request for a writ of mandamus was filed in July 2010 by a coalition of veterans service organizations: the NVLSP, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Non Commissioned Officers Association, and United Spinal Association/VetsFirst. The organizations received pro-bono legal help from Chadbourne & Parke LLP. [more]

Released 8/2/10 | Tags: Agent Orange

July 24 Deadline Approaches for Iraq & Afghanistan Vets Discharged for PTSD to Benefit from Lawsuit

Class members can opt-in for guaranteed upgrade in military disability rating that may lead to additional financial benefits and improved healthcare for veterans and their families

The clock is ticking for 4,400 veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom and were discharged from military service due to their post-traumatic stress disorder between December 17, 2002 and October 14, 2008, without the benefits to which they were entitled. These veterans have until July 24, 2010 to opt-in to a class action lawsuit that will potentially lead to the military retirement and healthcare benefits that they should have received. Class notices were mailed to 4,400 veterans beginning in January 2010. [more]

Released 7/13/10 | Tags: Class Actions, PTSD

Lawsuit Filed Against VA to Help Vietnam Vets Suffering From Agent Orange Diseases

NVLSP, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Non-Commissioned Officers Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, & United Spinal Association/VetsFirst Insist VA Comply With the Law

Advocating for the 200,000 estimated Vietnam veterans suffering from Agent Orange exposure, a coalition of veteran’s service organizations filed a lawsuit yesterday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to force the Department of Veterans Affairs to publish new regulations so that veterans who file a claim for one of the three new conditions that have been linked to Agent Orange exposure can obtain benefits from the earliest possible date. The lawsuit was filed by the NVLSP, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and United Spinal Association/VetsFirst with pro-bono help from Chadbourne & Parke LLP. [more]

Released 3/17/10 | Tags: Agent Orange

Class Action Lawsuit to Yield Better Benefits for Thousands of Veterans With PTSD & Their Families

Veterans must opt-in by July 24 for disability rating upgrade and expedited review of benefits, NVLSP and Morgan Lewis available to counsel veterans on their rights as class members

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TO YIELD BETTER BENEFITS FOR THOUSANDS OF VETERANS SUFFERING FROM PTSD AND THEIR FAMILIES Veterans must opt-in by July 24 for disability rating upgrade and expedited review of benefits, NVLSP and Morgan Lewis available to counsel veterans on their rights as class members … [more]

Released 1/25/10 | Tags: Class Actions, PTSD

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