Decision Review Denial

Decision Review Request Denial

Appeal Options Following a VA Form 10182 – Decision Review Request (Notice of Disagreement to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA)) Denial  It is not uncommon for a Veteran to receive a Decision Review Request Denial. The 2017 Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) significantly streamlined the VA disability appeals process. However, the AMA did not necessarily …

Read More

Denied Supplemental Claim

Denied Supplemental Claim

What are My Appeal Options After a VA Form 21-0995 – Denied Supplemental Claim Appeal? Has your Supplemental Claim Appeal been denied after submission of VA form 21-0995?  You are not out of options. Before 2017, all VA disability appeals had a single, mandatory long progression to the Board of Veterans Appeals. Because the veteran …

Read More

Decision Review Request

Decision Review Request

What is a VA Form 10182 and a Decision Review Request (Notice of Disagreement to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA))?  The Decision Review Request is often referred to as a Notice of Disagreement. The 2019 Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) created three lanes for VA appeals matters. However, after the initial rating decision, some Veterans opt …

Read More

Higher Level Review

Higher Level Review Appeal

What is a VA Form 21-0996 and a Higher Level Review Appeal? Explaining a Higher Level Review Appeal. Once upon a time, there was an informal presumption that VA disability applicants were probably entitled to benefits. Claims Examiners looked for ways to approve requests and even offered assistance in many cases. Those days are long …

Read More

Legal Requirements of Compensation and Pension Exams

Compensation and Pension Exams

Legal Requirements of Compensation and Pension Exams Compensation and Pension (C&P) medical examinations are usually the backbone of a VA disability claim.  Particularly at the Regional Office level.  Generally, these examinations combine a personal examination with a review of the Veteran’s lay statements.  Plus service and other medical records. In 2007’s Stefl v. Nicholson, the …

Read More

Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Veterans Claims

Five Steps to Winning a Remand at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) only grants a certain number of appeals. The good news is that most CAVC decisions are remanded. The CAVC returns the case to a lower court with instructions as to how …

Read More