Resource: Valentini v. Shinseki

By: ACLU of Southern California

January 28, 2015

ACLU of Southern California

Valentini v Shinseki is a class action lawsuit against Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and the director of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System on behalf of homeless veterans with severe disabilities. The suit contends that the VA’s benefits program discriminates against veterans who are homeless as a result of their severe mental disabilities, because they cannot access the medical, mental health and other services to which they are entitled.