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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:

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Attention Veterans: IRS May Owe You Money

Released 7/26/18 at Military Connection | Tags: Congressional Legislation

More than 130,000 U.S. veterans who were released from service due to injuries sustained in combat are due substantial federal income tax refunds because of a Department of Defense error that stretched on for decades. The veterans who were wrongfully taxed could be eligible to receive a refund for taxes they paid on disability compensation. [more]

Monyei named staff ombudsman at Clemson University

Released 7/25/18 at Clemson News Stand | Tags: Staff

Allison Monyei, most recently an associate ombudsman at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products, has been named the new staff ombudsman at Clemson University. She worked as a staff attorney for the National Veterans Legal Services Program from 2010–14, advocating on behalf of veterans and their families. [more]

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