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VA hit with lawsuit claiming 1,000s of vets never received medical reimbursements

Last week the Veterans Affairs Department was hit with a class action lawsuit. It claims tens of thousands of vets never received reimbursement they’re entitled to for emergency medical services rendered at non-VA facilities. Bart Stichman, executive director and co-founder of the National Veterans Legal Services Program, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why they’re going after VA. [more]

Released 11/12/18 | Tags: Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

7 Investigates: National veterans’ organization sues VA secretary over emergency bills loophole

Two weeks after 7 Investigates exposed a new loophole leaving veterans across the nation liable to pay their own emergency room bills, the National Veterans Legal Services Program has filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims against the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie. [more]

Released 10/30/18 | Tags: Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

These 7 vets groups just threw their weight behind transgender military service

Seven veterans organizations filed a court brief supporting the military service of transgender troops Monday, as the Trump administration engages in an ongoing legal battle over the issue. The amicus brief, also known as a “friend of the court” brief, can be filed by someone or a group who is not a party to the litigation but believes the court’s decision may impact its interest. [more]

Released 10/30/18 | Tags:

National Veterans Legal Services Program at NOVA Fall Conference

National Veterans Legal Services Program at NOVA Fall Conference The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) Executive Director Bart Stichman and Staff Attorney Caitlin Milo presented oral argument in Speigner v. O’Rourke before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims … [more]

Released 10/28/18 | Tags:

How Veterans and Their Families Can Find Benefits

Veterans and their families, after sacrificing so much for their country, may fail to take full advantage of benefits they earned for their service thanks to a maze of veterans programs that even experts say can be daunting. [more]

Released 10/18/18 | Tags:

Finding Untapped Monetary VA Benefits for Surviving Spouses

By: Bart Stichman, Executive Director, National Veterans Legal Services Program

It is an unfortunate truth that millions of Americans have to struggle to make ends meet. But some of these citizens may not realize that they are now entitled to at least $15,300 per year in tax-free financial assistance from the federal government. All they need to do is file a simple VA application. [more]

Released 10/11/18 | Tags: Agent Orange

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