The VA Claims Appeals Process
The Appeals Process: Step 1
The 1st step in the appeal process is to file a written appeal with the local VA office or medical center that made the decis...
The Appeals Process: Step 2
After receiving an appeal, VA will mail you a Statement of the Case describing the facts, laws, & regulations.
The Appeals Process: Step 3
You can represent yourself or you can choose to be represented by a Veteran's Service Organization or state's veterans depart...
The Appeals Process: Step 4
Once you have filed your appeal with your local VA office it will be forwarded to the Board of Veterans Appeals.
The Appeals Process: Step 5
If you wish you can request a personal hearing, a meeting between you and a the official who will decide your case.
The Appeals Process: Step 6
The Board will notify you when it gets your appeal from the local VA office. When your turn arrives, your file will be examin...
The Appeals Process: Step 7
If you disagree with the Board's final ruling, you can appeal to the Court of Veterans Appeals for Veterans Claims within 120...