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VSOs File Lawsuit to Stop VA From Changing Informal Claims Process & Limiting Claims It Adjudicates

American Legion, AMVETS, Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Vietnam Veterans of America ask court to declare VA rule eliminating informal claims unlawful

America’s leading veteran’s service organizations have filed a lawsuit against Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald seeking to stop the implementation of a new VA rule eliminating most informal VA claims and limiting the types of claims VA will adjudicate. The American Legion, AMVETS, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, and the Vietnam Veterans of America joined forces to file the lawsuit together. The lawsuit seeks to have VA’s new rule eliminating the most important part of the informal VA claims process, and limiting the types of inferred claims VA adjudicates, declared unlawful by the court. The case was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on March 20th and entered in the court docket yesterday. [more]

Released 3/27/15 | Tags: Veteran's Benefits

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