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How and When to Appeal Your VA Claim Decision

  1. Why appeal a VA claim?
  2. VA deadline to file an appeal
  3. Why your effective date matters
  4. When is the best time to appeal a VA decision?
  5. VA’s Legacy Appeals system vs. VA’s Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) system
  6. Can you have an appeal in both systems at the same time?
  7. AMA Option: Higher-Level Review Lane
  8. AMA Option: Supplemental Claim Lane
  9. AMA Option: The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (The Board, or BVA)
  10. Board Dockets (3 options): Direct Review Docket, Evidence Docket, Hearing Docket
  11. What if you choose the wrong Appeal Lane?
  12. Which appeal lane/docket options will be the fastest?
  13. How to appeal again if your appeal is denied
  14. Appealing a U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) Decision
  15. Tips and tricks for veterans in the process of filing an appeal
  16. Viewer Question: How to file an appeal directly with the Board in the new VA appeals system