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Receive & Processthe Claim. VA mayrequest the Veteranto undergo acompensation andpension exam1) Grant,2) DenySend VA Form 4107Explains the VA’sdecision, right toappeal, andprocedures toappeal, and right tosubmit additionalevidence.3) Request moreevidence for a claimRequest forReconsideration1) Grant2) Deny1) Grant2) Remand3) DenySubmit a disabilityClaim• VA Form 21-526• OnlineSubmissionNote: Submit aletter summing upthe injury/condition(s), evidence showing injury/conditionoriginated in-service, andevidence linkinginjury/illness tocurrent condition.1) ReceiveBenefits2) Accept decisionOR file a Noticeof Disagreement(Statement inSupport of Claim)3) Submitadditionalevidence1) RequestReconsideration byVRO and /or Hearing,2) Introduce New andMaterial Evidences3) Appeal DROdecision to Board ofVeterans Appeals(BVA)1) Receive Benefits2) Accept decision3) File with BVA aReconsiderationRequest, CUE error, orintroduction of new andmaterial evidence.4) Appeal to the Court ofVeterans ClaimsVeteran and/or AdvocateactionsVA ActionsVA RegionalOffice (VRO)Veteran orVeteranAdvocateVeteran orVeteranAdvocateVA RegionalOffice (VRO)Board of VeteransAppeals (BVA)Court ofAppeals forVeteransClaimsRequestReconsiderationAppeal to BVAFile Notice of Appeal withthe CAVC within 120 daysof the date the BVA mailedthe final decision.Veteran or VeteranAdvocate
Court of Appeals forVeterans ClaimsBoard ofVeterans AppealsCourt of Appeals for theFederal CircuitSupreme Court for theUnited StatesVA ClaimsAppellate ProcessAppellateProcessPetition forCertiorariAs a matter of right, VAclaimants can appeal VAclaims up to the Court ofAppeals for the FederalCircuit. To appeal to theSupreme Court, a Petitionfor Certiorari must begranted.