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NVLSP Sues Army for Denying Lifetime Benefits & Healthcare to Thousands of Veterans with PTSD

Advocates say veterans from Iraq & Afghanistan were shortchanged the support they are entitled to

In a class action lawsuit filed on December 17, 2008 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the NVLSP charged that for many years, the U.S. Army shortchanged an entire class of soldiers who returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the benefits to which they are entitled. The five veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan filing suit in the case seek to represent the large number of soldiers the Army found to be unfit for continued military service because of their PTSD, but who then were illegally deprived of the disability benefits and free health care to which they were entitled under federal law. [more]

Released 12/18/08 | Tags: Class Actions, PTSD

NVLSP Lawyers Serving Warriors Program Helps Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Get Benefits & Healthcare

NVLSP Advocates say free legal services for wounded and discharged veteranswill help those returning from war with PTSD and other injuries

Legal eagles are descending into the emerging healthcare crisis over how injured and disabled veterans serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are treated through a new program called Lawyers Serving Warriors ™. Organized by the NVLSP, Lawyers Serving Warriors ™ offers free legal help to active duty personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and are facing administrative separation, or going through a mental or physical evaluation board. They also help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have received an inappropriate discharge or disability rating, or are having difficulty with a claim with the VA for disability compensation, or a claim for Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance benefits. [more]

Released 12/3/08 | Tags: PTSD

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