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What does the Board do?

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How do I Access the Status of My Appeal?

The Status of My Appeal
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The VA Launched the appeals status tracker and now Veterans with a compensation appeal can view their past and current appeals issues, receive alerts for deadlines when action is required, preview the next events in their timeline, and see estimates of how long it will take to reach those events.  This is the fastest method for obtaining appeals status for Veterans.  Additional information is in the links at the bottom of the page.


What is Appeals Modernization?

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On August 23, 2017, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 was signed into law. The new law takes effect in February 2019.

It creates a new decision review process, which features three lanes:
Higher-Level Review – An entirely new review of the claim by an experienced adjudicator
Supplemental Claim – An opportunity to submit additional evidence
Appeal – Review by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals .

What is the Board?

The Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) is a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), located in Washington, D.C.  The Board’s mission is to conduct hearings and decide appeals properly before the Board in a timely manner.

Anyone who is not satisfied with the results of a claim for Veterans benefits (determined by a VA RO, VHA medical center, or other local VA office) should read the How do I Appeal? pamphlet.  It is intended to explain the steps involved in filing an appeal and to serve as a reference for the terms and abbreviations used in the appeal process.

 

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Additional information about Appeals Modernization


Additional information about the VA Appeals Status Tool

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