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NVLSP Lawsuit Accuses VA Of Disseminating False Information Discouraging Tens of Thousands of Veterans From Pursuing VA Reimbursement of Emergency Medical Expenses

NVLSP Lawsuit Accuses VA Of Disseminating False Information Discouraging Tens of Thousands of Veterans From Pursuing VA Reimbursement of Emergency Medical Expenses | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it

The lawsuit asserts that the VA has a practice and policy of informing these veterans – falsely – that they cannot qualify for any reimbursement if they have partial coverage for their emergency medical expenses under a health plan contract. This VA representation is inaccurate, according to NVLSP, because it directly violates the binding decision issued by the CAVC in 2016 in Staab v. Shulkin, which invalidated a VA regulation because it prohibited reimbursement if the veteran had partial coverage under a health care plan.

This is the second time in three months that NVLSP has filed a class action lawsuit in the CAVC claiming that the VA has systematically – in violation of the Staab decision and the statute upon which that decision was based – mishandled tens of thousands of reimbursement claim

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