NVLSP Press Releases
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
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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Released 7/13/18 at CBS News (Video) | Tags: Congressional Legislation
CBS News interviews reporter Kathy Kristof about the computer glitch that cost 133,000 combat-injured veterans a lot of money from their severance pay - and how they can get that money back. [more]
Released 7/12/18 at Camp Lejeune Globe | Tags: Veteran's Benefits
The National Veterans Legal Services Program recently launched the first of its kind application for use by military veterans and their advocates, available for download through the NVLSP website, Apple App Store or Google Play Store. [more]
Released 7/12/18 at CBS News Moneywatch | 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. [more]
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