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NVLSP Pursues Retroactive Benefits for Blue Water Vietnam Veterans

More than $4.6 billion in retroactive compensation has been paid to Vietnam veterans who set foot on land but nothing to Blue Water Vietnam Veteran

In an effort to secure retroactive benefits for thousands of so-called Blue Water Vietnam veterans, on July 10, 2020, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) filed a motion for enforcement of the 29-Year Old Class Action Consent Decree in Nehmer v. United States Veterans Administration in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The motion was filed with the pro bono assistance of Paul Hastings LLP. [more]

Released 7/13/20 | Tags: Agent Orange, Class Actions, Congressional Legislation, Veteran's Benefits

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Democratic Senators Introduce Legislation Mandating VA Reimburse Veterans’ Emergency Health Claims

Released 7/1/20 at https://bit.ly/2BlwHVz | Tags: Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced legislation today that would mandate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburse veterans’ emergency health care expenses from non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran’s private insurance. [more]

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