The SDVOSB “Storefront”: How Large Corporations Circumvent Subcontracting Regulations Designed to Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

SDVOSB Storefront

What is an SDVOSB Storefront? Since the founding of the United States, our government has endeavored to support those who have defended it. A famous quote, purportedly by George Washington in 1789, states that “he willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive how the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” The quote itself may not have

Service Connected Disabilities Resulting in Monthly VA Compensation

VA Disability Compensation is a tax-free monthly payment made to Veterans who became disabled because of their service in the military. Compensation payments are made on the 1st day of every month. It is possible to obtain compensation for nearly any disability that is service connected, if the condition did not pre-date a Veteran’s service or is congenital (present from birth). To establish a “direct” service connection and qualify for benefits, three elements must be established in a benefits

VA Pension Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) manages two disability benefits programs: disability compensation and pensions. Both programs provide tax-free monthly payments to qualifying veterans. But, there are different eligibility requirements. This article concerns non-service-connected VA pension benefits. What is a VA Pension? The VA pension was created to compensate disabled or elderly veterans who volunteered to serve their country during a time of war. How is Eligibility Determined? Benefits are awarded after three requirements are satisfied: 1. Wartime service.

The Rule of Two

Set Up an Appointment with one of our Attorneys It has been a little over a year now since the US Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 1969 (2016). We discussed the case here. In that case, the court held requirements and procedures in the Veterans Benefits Act of 2006 (“VBA”), 38 U.S.C. § 8127 were mandatory. The purpose of the VBA was to set annual goals for contracting with service-disabled and

Servicemembers Returning to Work: Know Your USERRA Rights

Congress has enacted many laws and statutes that protect servicemembers rights including rights related to employment. It is simply unacceptable to serve your country and then come back from duty and have no job. To remedy that problem, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”), 38 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq., which requires employers to reemploy service members in civilian jobs when these individuals return from a period of duty. Who is Protected? USERRA applies