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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

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Veterans Journal: Another way to determine eligibility for VA disability benefits

Released 5/18/18 at Veterans Journal/Providence Journal | Tags: Veteran's Benefits

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP and on Facebook) is offering a free online app for veterans at http://app.nvlsp.org. It is designed to help veterans and their advocates identify the VA disability benefits to which they may be entitled. By answering a series of questions, the specific disability benefits claims that could be filed with the VA are identified. The app is available through the Apple app store and Google Play. [more]

Here’s another way to determine eligibility for VA disability benefits

Released 5/18/18 at Vietnam Veterans of America | Tags: Veteran's Benefits

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP and on Facebook) is offering a free online app for veterans at http://app.nvlsp.org. It is designed to help veterans and their advocates identify the VA disability benefits to which they may be entitled. By answering a series of questions, the specific disability benefits claims that could be filed with the VA are identified. The app is available through the Apple app store and Google Play. [more]

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