VA is Denied a Stay on Paying for Veteran Emergency Care Claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has rejected a motion from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it be allowed to stop reimbursing hundreds of thousands of veterans for non-VA emergency care costs they have paid until higher courts rule on VAs appeal. The joint executive director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program said the court was right to reject VAs request because its chances of winning on appeal are low, and more delay in paying claims would cause irreparable harm to elderly veterans.

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