• Veterans can now file an appeal online with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals

    The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) is modernizing. Veterans can now file an appeal online at the BVA website. Here's how.

  • Record pace for Board of Veterans Appeals hearings; reschedule options available

    With 20,000 hearings completed by August 2021, the Board of Veterans Appeals is on pace to best its previous record, smashing its historical average of 16,000 annually.

  • What to expect during a Board of Veterans’ Appeals hearing

    If you disagree with the initial decision VA made on your claim and decide to appeal the decision to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board), you have a few different options to choose how to proceed. But many people don't know what to expect, which could cloud their ability to choose the best option for them.

  • Q/A from the Women Veteran Series chat events

    These are the top questions asked and answered during VA's Women Veteran Series on Veteran owned business resources, whole health resources like yoga and acupuncture, military sexual trauma, claims and appeals, and reproductive and women health services.

  • Board Chairman Cheryl L. Mason: Paving career paths for military spouses

    Chairman Cheryl L. Mason shares her experience as a military spouse in the legal field and how she came to oversee a legal staff of over 1,200 at VA.

  • Choice, Control, Clarity: Appeals Modernization

    The Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) of 2017 gave Veterans a greater choice in how to disagree with a VA claim decision. Giving Veterans more choice has been a top priority for VA. 

  • Four important things to know about Appeals Modernization

    The Appeals Modernization Act improves the appeals process for Veterans and their families by giving them choice over how VA reviews their disagreement with a claim decision, ensuring Veterans receive faster, clearer decisions.

  • Appeals Modernization: Veterans now have greater choice in VA claims decisions review process

    VA’s goal is to complete Supplemental Claims and Higher-Level Reviews in an average of 125 days, and decisions appealed to the Board for direct review in an average of 365 days.

  • VA’s Appeals Modernization Act takes effect today

    Effective today, Veterans who appeal a VA claims decision have three decision review options: Higher-Level Review, Supplemental Claim and Appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

  • Appeals Modernization is here

    The Appeals Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump on August 23, 2017, and has been fully implemented beginning today. VA is proud to now offer Veterans greater choice in how they resolve a disagreement with a VA decision.

  • VA’s Rapid Appeals Modernization Program to end ahead of implementation of new Veteran appeals law

    VA will not accept RAMP elections from Veterans with a legacy appeal after Feb. 15, 2019; however, RAMP claims pending on or after Feb. 15 will continue to be processed until the inventory is complete.

  • VA achieves historic goal by delivering 81,000 appeals decisions to Veterans in fiscal 2018

    VA exceeded its goal to deliver 81,000 appeals decisions of disability benefits and services to Veterans in fiscal year 2018.

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