To Help Stem the Tide of Veteran Suicides, VA Must Stop Turning Away Patients

CVLC’s Director of Discharge Upgrades, Attorney Margaret Kuzma, published an op-ed on Military Times on the pressing issue of veterans being turned away from VA healthcare. While veteran suicide rates soar, the VA turning eligible veterans away from care.  

“According to a new report from the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC), the VA is systematically turning away veterans eligible for care across the country. Eligibility rules can be complex, and service does not always confer veteran status in the eyes of the VA. However, by law, all veterans have the right to apply for VA care and receive an individualized eligibility review with a written decision.”  

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