Monday, December 15, 2008

Veterans Rally Dec 17th Washington DC

Event Info Host: Katie DePaola
Type: Causes - Rally
Network: Global
Time and Place Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, by Meade Statue
Street: 333 Constitution Ave, NW
City/Town: Washington, DC
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Description Hundreds of thousands of America’s heroes are facing irreparable financial and personal hardship because the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking a year, and in many cases more than four years, to provide decisions on their disability claims. Veterans from across the country will gather at the U.S. District Courthouse to show support for a lawsuit filed by the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Veterans of Modern Warfare (VMW) against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Court is holding a hearing on December 17 to hear arguments from the VVA and VMW and the VA.

The lawsuit filed by the VVA and VMW on behalf of thousands of American veterans seeks 90-day decisions on initial claims for disability benefits, and a 180-day period to resolve appeals of those decisions. If the VA cannot meet these standards, the VVA and VMW are asking for equitable relief in the form of interim benefits, which will provide veterans with a lifeline of support when it is most needed.

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