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Veterans Court Rejects VA’s Motion to Postpone Reimbursing Veterans for Emergency Medical Expenses

On January 24, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) unanimously denied the VA’s motion to stay VA’s obligation to implement the CAVC’s decision in Wolfe v. Wilkie requiring VA to reimburse veterans for emergency medical expenses incurred at non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran’s private insurance. The VA’s motion sought to allow it to withhold all reimbursement payments from veterans until the VA appeals the CAVC’s Wolfe decision to a higher court and obtains a decision from that court -- a period that is likely to take at least one year. [more]

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