Board of Veterans’ Appeals

Once VA had issued an initial decision on a claim, we can help you in an appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

What the Board Does

The Board’s authority is limited to reviewing decisions made by the regional office. Ordinarily, with a few limited exceptions, you cannot file new claims or raise new issues to the Board that have not been decided by the regional office.

Handling Claims at the Board

On February 19, 2019, VA implemented a new appeals system. That new system applies for all regional office decisions made on or after that date, unless that regional office decision was made while the claim was already on appeal in the prior, legacy appeals system.

You have different rights, responsibilities, and procedural possibilities depending on whether your claims are in the new or legacy appeals system.

Moreover, you may have some claims in one system and some claims in the other system, depending on when you filed them or when VA decided them. Each system has different rules that you must comply with or risk the Board denying the claim — again.

We can help you navigate this complicated system and help you choose the best available appeal system and appeal path for your claims. Contact us to find out more.