NVLSP Press Releases
Expert Attorneys are Actively Preparing Additional Advice to Help Veterans Claim Their Refunds
More than 130,000 combat-injured veterans had their lump sum severance pay improperly taxed by the government due to a computer glitch when they left the military from 1991-2016. On July 9, 2018, the Department of Defense began mailing letters to notify affected veterans, and on July 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance to assist veterans. NVLSP will be issuing advice in a few weeks to help veterans. [more]
Released 7/16/18 | Tags: Congressional Legislation
Combat veterans are being notified by the Department of Defense
Due to the role of National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) in helping to pass the Combat-injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) is informing more than 130,000 wounded warriors they are eligible for tax refunds. [more]
Released 3/19/18 | Tags: Congressional Legislation
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 2/13/19 at The Hill | Tags: Class Actions, Congressional Legislation
House lawmakers are planning to introduce a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would make court records free to the public. [more]
Released 1/31/19 at ConnectingVets.com | Tags: Agent Orange, Board of Veterans Appeals, Class Actions, Congressional Legislation, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits
Do you have questions about the lawsuit against the VA over the reimbursement of emergency medical costs at non-VA facilities? We talked to Bart Stichman, executive director at the National Veterans Legal Services Program to get some answers. [more]
Released 1/30/19 at ConnectingVets.com | Tags: Agent Orange, Board of Veterans Appeals, Class Actions, Congressional Legislation, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits
In a huge victory for tens of thousands of Vietnam-era sailors, a federal court on Tuesday ruled the Department of Veterans Affairs must presume "Blue Water" Navy veterans were exposed to Agent Orange, unlocking VA benefits and disability compensation. [more]
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