Veterans typically appeal their disability determination because they were either denied benefits outright or disagree with how severe the disability was rated. In order to appeal a decision for veterans’ benefits, you must send in a request to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The board reviews appeals for benefits and renders decisions on the appeals.
There are many steps involved with appealing a decision for veterans’ benefits, including filing the claim, sending a Notice of Disagreement, creating a Statement of the Case, filing a Substantive Appeal form, attending personal hearings, and potentially dealing with a remand of a decision back to the local VA office to start the process again. An experienced attorney knows how to deal with every step of the process and can ensure that the appeal runs smoothly in order to get your decision back as quickly as possible.