• 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.

  • Virtual events offer tangible results

    The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to expand offerings to […]

  • 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.

  • How to get a virtual hearing at the BVA

    The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) has held over 13,000 virtual tele-hearings. If you're waiting on an appeal decision, here's how to get one.

  • How family members and caregivers can help with Veterans’ appeals

    Family members and caregivers often assist their Veterans through the claims and appeals processes by providing invaluable evidence and insight.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Board is bringing hearings to Veterans – virtually

    If you have a cell phone, computer, or tablet with Wi-Fi, you can have a hearing anywhere with a Veterans Law Judge! The Board of Veterans Appeals can now come to you wherever you are - virtually!

  • What to do if you disagree with VA’s decision on your compensation claim

    February 2019 marked the successful implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act (AMA), which resulted in faster and easier ways to appeal your compensation claim. AMA created a new decision review and appeals process that features three lanes for you to choose from. As always, we recommend that you work with your VSO or representative to assist in making the best decision for you.

  • Borne the Battle #180: Benefits Breakdown: Appeals Modernization Part II

    In this Benefits Breakdown, Chairman Mason talks about the third lane of Appeals Modernization. Where the first two lanes allow Veterans to appeal their compensation claim decision to a claims adjudicator, the third lane allows Veterans to appeal a compensation claim decision directly to the Board.

  • Board of Veterans Appeals honored for military spouse employment

    In November, the Board of Veterans Appeals received the 2019 Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award.

  • VA delivers more than 90,000 appeals decisions to Veterans in FY 2019

    On Sept 10, VA exceeded its goal, three weeks ahead of schedule, to deliver 90,050 appeals decisions regarding disability benefits and services to Veterans in fiscal year 2019. This is approximately 9,000 more decisions than the previous year.

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