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Judges Skewer VA Over Medical Reimbursement Regs

In a hearing last week over what could become the first ever certified class action at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, a panel of three judges lambasted the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for "doing everything it could" to limit emergency medical care reimbursements to veterans. [more]

Released 5/20/19 | Tags: Class Actions

NVLSP and Swords to Plowshares Fight for Access to VA Services for Vets with “Bad Paper” Discharges

The National Veterans Legal Services Program and Swords to Plowshares are fighting for access to VA services for veterans with "bad paper" discharges. The information below details the problem and the solution that we are proposing. Swords to Plowshares and NVLSP with the assistance of the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Service Center of Harvard Law School and Latham & Watkins LLP submitted a formal request to the VA to correct the problem. In addition, NVLSP and Swords to Plowshares have also produced a detailed report on the subject, “Underserved: How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper.” [more]

Released 3/7/19 | Tags: Discharge Upgrades

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

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 1/31/19 | Tags: Agent Orange, Board of Veterans' Appeals, Class Actions, Congressional Legislation, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

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