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January 25, 2010

PTSD Veterans Win Class Action Lawsuit

A bit of good news. Yet, it is sad that it has taken a class action suit to get what these vets deserve.

Then again, if more Vets take this route then perhaps the system will start to full fill the original intent.

National Veterans Legal Services Program

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP law firm have coordinated about 100 volunteer lawyers to offer free counseling.”

Full Article at:
Thousands of vets could get benefits upgrade

WASHINGTON – The military has agreed to expedite a review the records of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder to determine whether they were improperly denied benefits.

The agreement stems from a judge’s order in a class action lawsuit originally filed by seven combat veterans who alleged the military illegally denied benefits to those discharged because of the disorder during a six-year period that ended Oct. 14, 2008.

Legal notices are currently being mailed to about 4,300 veterans informing them that they can “opt-in” to the lawsuit until July 24 to participate in the expedited review. Attorneys for the veterans estimate that millions could be paid to veterans under the agreement, with some veterans receiving hundreds or more dollars in increased monthly benefits.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program was to discuss the suit at a press conference Monday.

“To help the affected veterans, the National Veterans Legal Services Program and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP law firm have coordinated about 100 volunteer lawyers to offer free counseling.”

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