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Securing veterans benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be a long, intimidating battle. Don’t go it alone—partner with an attorney to guide you through the process and secure the benefits you deserve. Attorneys are trained in interpreting regulations and understanding case law. The Veterans Benefit Group of Goodman Allen Donnelly is made […]

In the wake of the scandalous revelations of extraordinary wait times and falsification of records at VA Medical Centers, Congress is in the process of considering reform legislation.  The principal bill is the House of Representatives’ HR 4810, which would: Direct the VA to enter into contracts for private care to be given to veterans […]

All the media and congressional attention drawn to the VA lately as a result of the medical center scandal, beginning with Phoenix and spreading, as well as the resignation of long-time Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, raise the reasonable question of what effect all of this will likely have on claims processing at the agency. Unfortunately, […]

The American Legion’s Department of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands invited attorneys Nancy Foti and Krystle Waldron of Goodman Allen Donnelly’s Veterans & Military Law Group to attend a conference and speak to Post Commanders and Officers about the needs of veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the legal assistance that […]

The U.S. Small Business Administration was recently awarded $3 million dollars to fund entrepreneurship training for veterans. You can see the full story here on the North Dallas Gazette.    Don’t forget that the Veteran & Military Law group is able to help you with your small business needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us at […]

Where a veteran had gone AWOL for a period and then reported back to his unit, his DD Form 214 reflected that he had “lost time” under 10 U.S.C. 972.  The Board assumed that this meant that the time could not be counted as active service to qualify him for VA benefits, and without this […]

Check out this great opportunity for veteran entrepreneurs! The Techstars Patriot Boot Camp focuses on providing an entrepreneurial education and mentoring to help participants solidify a business idea, focus their fundraising pitch, and demonstrate progress along their entrepreneurial and employment path. Don’t forget that our Veteran & Military Law Group can also help you in your […]

David Lowenstein, attorney for the Veterans Benefit Group, meets the recipient of his bone marrow donation for the first time. Check out the full story here!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gretchen Andersen 212-982-9699 | press@iava.org Follow us on Twitter: @IAVA   On 11th Anniversary of Iraq War, IAVA Readies to Storm the Hill to Combat Veteran Suicide 22 Vets Die By Suicide a Day; IAVA Descends on Washington for Action WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2014) – On the 11th anniversary of the start of the […]

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research  indicates that military personnel who flew in dioxin-contaminated aircraft used to spray Agent Orange in the Vietnam War (Operation Ranch Hand) may have been exposed to greater levels of dioxin than has previously been recognized. The recent study indicates that the potential for exposure to personnel […]