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November 20, 2020

Navy Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Falsely Denying Retirement Disability Claims

On November 10, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former members for the Navy and Marine Corps. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of D.C. accusing the United States Navy of unlawfully denying military disability retirement benefits to more than 16,000 Navy and Marine Corps Veterans for over 15 years. The class-action lawsuit was brought under the Administrative Procedure Act and seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to correct the veterans’ military records to accurately reflect their full disability rating. Accurate disability ratings are critical because veterans depend on their disability ratings for access to health care and other benefits.