In an ideal world, we shouldn’t need to exist.
There shouldn’t be much need for an organization dedicated to ensuring that our nation keeps it promise to care for those who served our country in the Armed Forces. But ever since the Vietnam War, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the military have badly stumbled. Time and again, they have erected barriers that prevent our nation’s disabled veterans and their families from getting what they need and deserve.
That’s why we exist: to make sure that we as a nation live up to that promise.The NVLSP Promise
Wes Carter U.S. Air Force
Road to Restitution
Rita Maldonado U.S. Army
Ensuring a Secure Future
Perla Bortel U.S. Army
Winning a 10‑Year Fight for Tara
Royce Estes U.S. Army
Filed approximately 1,250 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). NVLSP averaged a win rate of over 90 percent at the Court.
More than 4,800 attorneys, service officers, and advocates have participated in one of 54 webinars and 34 in-person trainings held in 2017 and 2018.
Placed more than 800 cases of veterans and service members with Lawyers Serving Warriors® volunteer attorneys across the country.
Provided brief, service, and advice to more than 270 service members and veterans in 16 Lawyers Serving Warriors® clinics in New York City, Philadelphia, and the D.C. Metro Area with our pro bono partners.
NVLSP forced the VA to pay more than $6,700,000 in retroactive benefits to 199 survivors of deceased Vietnam veterans who suffered from diseases that the VA conceded were the result of their exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.
In 2018, NVLSP launched a first-of-its-kind app, averaging 300+ users per month. The NVLSP VA Benefit Identifier helps veterans determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.