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NVLSP is Growing - New Staff in Litigation, Training and Communications-

- New Staff in Litigation, Training and Communications-

National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) announced six new additions to staff in litigation, training and communications. “We are thrilled to continue to grow our organization and welcome outstanding new staff to our exceptional team,” said Bart Stichman, executive director of NVLSP. “Our growth allows us advance the mission of NVLSP to help veterans receive the benefits they rightfully deserve.” [more]

Released 10/29/18 | Tags:

NVLSP Celebrates Third Annual Row for Warriors

Achieves New High in Participation

National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event, achieved a new high in participation with approximately 130 volunteers. “We are delighted with the enthusiasm and generosity that our supporters demonstrated this year, “said Bart Stichman, executive director of NVLSP. “It is gratifying to see Row for Warriors grow every year. This event will go a long way to help build awareness of NVLSP and the work we do to help veterans secure the benefits they are due.” [more]

Released 9/6/18 | Tags: Supporters

Tips for the 130,000 Injured Veterans Seeking Refunds for Wrongly Taxed Severance Pay

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

NVLSP Lawyers Serving Warriors® Newsletter - May 2018

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is introducing the Lawyers Serving Warriors® Newsletter to recognize the pro bono partners who have contributed their time and effort to help service members and veterans. The newsletter expresses NVLSP’s sincere appreciation for the legal work provided by attorneys nationwide to enable service members and veterans to obtain the benefits they deserve. This initial edition will highlight some of the victories obtained in 2017. The Lawyers Serving Warriors Newsletter will also thank attorney volunteers who accepted Lawyers Serving Warriors (LSW) cases and projects. [more]

Released 5/11/18 | Tags:

NVLSP COURT VICTORY FOR VETERANS: VA CAN NOW AWARD BENEFITS FOR DISABLING PAIN

NVLSP and Its Private Law Firm Partner Persuade the Federal Circuit to Overturn 19-Year Precedent

In a sweeping legal victory for veterans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a 19-year lower court precedent which prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from awarding disability benefits to a veteran for disabling pain if it was not linked to a medical diagnosis. “What this ruling means is that if a physician cannot diagnose the cause of the pain the veteran is experiencing, but the pain is related to an event, injury, or disease that occurred during the veteran’s military service, the veteran should now win disability benefits,” said Bart Stichman, executive director and co-founder of NVLSP and one of the attorneys who represented the veteran in the case. [more]

Released 4/4/18 | Tags: Class Actions

VA Finalizes Rule Requiring Payments for Non-VA Emergency Claims Under NVLSP Court Victory in Staab

VA Finalizes Rule Requiring Payments on as many as 748,000 Claims for Reimbursement of Non-VA Emergency Medical Expenses Under NVLSP’s Court Victory in Staab

VA Finalizes Rule Requiring Payments on as many as 748,000 Claims for Reimbursement of Non-VA Emergency Medical Expenses Under NVLSP’s Court Victory in Staab  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) finalized a rule on January 9th that requires the VA to reimburse veterans for non-VA … [more]

Released 1/17/18 | Tags:

NVLSP LAUNCHES FREE MOBILE AND WEB BASED APP TO ASSIST MILITARY VETERANS AND ADVOCATES

First of its kind app helps veterans determine specific VA benefits

NVLSP Launches Free Mobile and Web Based App to Assist Military Veterans and Advocates with Potential VA Benefits Claims First of its kind app helps veterans determine specific VA benefits FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 14, 2017 WASHINGTON – National Veterans Legal Services Program … [more]

Released 12/14/17 | Tags: Veteran's Benefits

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