REPORT: Court issues ruling against VA in favor of veterans

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BY TEAM DML / SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 /

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A federal court has ruled against a regulation issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs that allowed the department to block reimbursements from veterans who received emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, NBC News reports.

According to the publication, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims handed down the ruling on Monday, in which it found that the department had violated federal law by issuing a rule last year that blocked it from reimbursing veterans for emergency medical care costs at non-VA facilities.

The article goes on to state the following:

The ruling, which found that the department had wrongfully denied reimbursements to veterans under the 2018 rule, reportedly comes years after the department found itself in hot water for another regulation that blocked coverage benefits to veterans for emergency claims if their insurance covered a portion of the costs.

At the time in 2015, the same court also reportedly found that the department had violated the same federal law with the regulation.

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4 Comments

  1. John September 11th, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Fantastic. Our vets deserve this.

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  2. George September 11th, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Amen🙏 this is a VICTORY for our precious Veterans💙

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  3. Steven Elam September 12th, 2019 at 9:31 am

    They are finding ingenious ways to mistreat vets every day.

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  4. JJ September 12th, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    As a vet who’s been treated like trash by the VA since I retired back in 2006, this news pleases me very very much so. That said, a lot more needs to be done to force the VA AND THOSE WORKING AT VA facilities to treat ALL veterans (not just a select few) with reapect.

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