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Court rules VA must pay for veterans’ emergency room care, a decision that may be worth billions

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs must reimburseveterans for emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, a federal appeals court ruled Monday — a decision that could be worth billions of dollars to veterans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims said the VA has been wrongfully denying reimbursement to veterans who sought emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, and struck down an internal VA regulation that blocked those payments. [more]

Released 9/10/19 | Tags: Class Actions, Congressional Legislation, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs denying to cover bills for emergency care

NBC News Pentagon and Military Reporter Courtney Kube interviews National Veterans Legal Services Program Executive Director Bart Stichman and lead petitioner in Wolfe v. Wilkie Amanda Wolfe regarding the VA OIG report on Non-VA Emergency Care Claims Inappropriately Denied and Rejected . The story also covers Ms. Wolfe's situation. [more]

Released 8/16/19 | Tags: Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

Raise money to help Veterans at the 4th annual Row for Warriors Dragon Boat Race

Stacey Tromble from the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) explains how the organization helps Veterans, military members, and their families receive their benefits. So far the nonprofit helped them secure over 5.2 billion dollars in benefits. The 4th annual Row for Warriors Dragon Boat Race and silent auction is an event that raises money for the NVLSP, it's happening Saturday August 3rd at The Wharf DC. [more]

Released 7/31/19 | Tags: Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

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