Veterans

WM19E1000038

COLLECTIONS - ESSEX COUNTY

Advice and assistance working with hospital billing department

WM is an 82 year old veteran seeking assistance with a Medicare/collections issue. WM had a brief stay in a hospital and received a bill for his treatment. Medicare covered the cost, but he is still receiving collections notices from the hospital for additional services that were not rendered. A representative from Medicare told WM that the additional debt would be dismissed, but over a year later he is still receiving collections notices and the amount is still showing up in his credit report. Client seeks assistance in correcting this matter and having debt removed from his credit report.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org

JD18E-1001318

PERSONAL INJURY - ESSEX COUNTY

Removal from personal injury suit complaint ; April 20 (must respond to summons or face summary judgement)

JC is a veteran seeking assistance getting himself removed from a personal injury case. JC's grandson was involved in a car accident while driving JC's wife's vehicle. JC's wife is deceased, but did not leave the car to JC when she died. JC was erroneously identified as the owner of the vehicle and included in the personal injury suit against his grandson. He was served on March 23 with a summons and has 35 days to reply before he is at risk of summary judgement against him. JC has very limited funds and can barely pay rent. He needs immediate assistance in addressing the summons and being removed from the case.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org

JD18E-1001318

WITHHOLDING OF BACK PAY - ESSEX COUNTY

Advice and negotiation

JD, a senior veteran, seeks assistance with a withholding issue. JD's wife was a VA Medical Center Employee for many years. She died in 2018, leaving the client with very little income. JD struggles to pay basic expenses and to care for his young grandson, who lives him. JD's wife had significant back pay owed to her from the VA, to which JD is now entitled. After multiple attempts by JD to collect these funds, the VA has been unresponsive. JD seeks assistance in working with the VA to receive these back payments.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org

GD17E-1000399

BURLINGTON & BERGEN COUNTY - EXPUNGEMENT

Prepare and file petition

GD, a veteran, seeks assistance with criminal expungement and document collection. GD appears eligible for expungement, but needs assistance obtaining documentation on his sealed juvenile record in New York. Once it is determined that he is indeed eligible, GD will require assistance filing his petition.

To review, email ebalan@vljnj.org