On May 17, 2017, the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. presented a statement to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs concerning pending legislation entitled S.B. 1024, Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Founded in 1993, NOVA “represents more than 500 attorneys and agents assisting tens of thousands of our nation’s military veterans, their widows, and their families seeking to obtain their earned benefits from VA.” NOVA had participated along with other “stakeholders” in activities related to the “VA’s appeals reform proposal,” but “[b]ecause NOVA expressed disagreement with some of the proposal’s features, VA repeatedly excluded NOVA from continuing discussions….”
NOVA’s statement to the Committee covered several areas of concern with the bill, including:
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, two of our veterans attorneys, David Russotto and Ryan Spencer, are members of NOVA. They’ve been watching the development of the law very closely. We hope the Senate Committee takes NOVA’s recommendations seriously so that S.B. 1024 can be improved before the Senate votes.
If you or a veteran you love needs assistance appealing your Veterans Disability Benefits Claim, contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban online or give us a call at 866-866-VETS.
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— Alfred Daye
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— Harry Johnson
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— Luther Henderson
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— Michele DeZayas
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— Michele DeZayas