When a decision is made in your claim, you will receive a Ratings Decision. If your claim has been granted, the decision will assign a rating for your condition. If the claim is denied, or if you disagree with the rating that is assigned then you must file an appeal within 1 year. There are several types of appeal under the VA’s newer AMA process. A Higher Level Review can be filed which will have someone else review the file to see if any errors have been made, but you cannot submit any evidence as part of the appeal.
If you want to submit evidence you can file a Supplemental Claim but the evidence must be “new and material” and it must be submitted with the appeal. You can also file your appeal and have your case transferred to the Board of Veterans Appeals. There are several choices with regard to that type of appeal as well.
Once the BVA makes a decision in your case, you may file an appeal to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. (“CAVC”).
You are not required to have an attorney at any time during your claims process. However, it is your right to hire and be represented at any stage of the process if you wish to have assistance in your claim.
The VA benefits direct deposit schedule determines when you will receive your VA benefit check. If you have just been approved for VA benefits then
Millions of veterans across the country depend on Disability Compensation benefits to meet their basic needs. Enrollment in the VA benefits system
Disabled veterans may qualify for both Social Security disability benefits and veterans disability compensation. If you meet the separate requirements of each type of benefit,
The military’s has 5 main classifications of discharge: Honorable discharge Discharge under honorable conditions or a general discharge Discharge under other than honorable conditions or