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In Response to NVLSP’s Class Action Lawsuit, VA Admits It Misled Tens of Thousands of Veterans

In response to the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) class action lawsuit, Wolfe and Boerschinger v. Wilkie, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) admitted that it misled tens of thousands of veterans who had applied for reimbursement of the emergency –care expenses they incurred at non-VA facilities. [more]

Released 4/1/19 | Tags: Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

Five Veterans Groups File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Kisor v. Wilkie

-Seeking to Overrule Auer Doctrine for Dept. of Veterans Affairs Regulations-

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), in partnership with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Law School Veterans Clinics Consortium (NLSVCC), Protect Our Defenders (POD), and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), yesterday filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of Kisor v. Wilkie. The brief was filed with the pro bono assistance of Williams & Connolly LLP. [more]

Released 2/1/19 | Tags: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Veteran's Benefits

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Questions about the lawsuit over emergency medical cost reimbursement at non-VA facilities?

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]

Court rules VA must presume exposure for ‘Blue Water’ Navy veterans

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]

Court Rules VA Must Pay Disability benefits to ‘blue water’ Vietnam veterans

Released 1/30/19 at Military Times | Tags: Agent Orange, Board of Veterans' Appeals, Class Actions, Congressional Legislation, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

A federal court ruled Tuesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs cannot deny disability benefits to thousands of Vietnam veterans who claim exposure to cancer-causing chemical defoliants simply because those vets served in the waters off the country’s coastline, and not inland. [more]

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