McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP is investigating a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of National Guard veterans who are being forced to repay enlistment bonuses
In response to a shortage of combat-ready troops in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Department of Defense offered National Guard soldiers bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war. Now, the National Guard Bureau, an agency of the Department of Defense, is demanding repayment of the bonuses, imposing interest payments, and threatening wage garnishments and tax liens. The Bureau also acknowledged that it overpaid bonuses in every state at the height of the program. Over 100,000 state National Guard members received bonuses that they could be forced to repay, despite the fact that the bonuses were paid upwards of ten years ago. If you are a National Guard veteran who accepted a combat bonus and received a collection notice for repayment of the bonus from the Department of Treasury, please contact us.