When going through the VA appeals process, you may find your case at the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA). Under the Appeals Modernization Act, you now have two options to continue your appeal. First, you can file a Supplemental appeal by filing VA Form 20-0995 and submitting new and relevant evidence. Your other option is to take your case before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) is responsible for reviewing BVA decisions and its rulings can overturn an unfavorable BVA decision. However, it is important to remember that you have a limited amount of time (120 days) to appeal your BVA decision to the CAVC.
There are plenty of reasons to file an appeal for your unfavorable Board of Veteran’s Appeals (BVA) decision to the CAVC. Perhaps the most important one is that the judges at the CAVC do not work for the VA. They are independent. The Court is also largely veteran friendly, reversing or remanding more than 75% of BVA decisions. (2019 Annual Report)
While every case is different and it is impossible to predict the merits of your case before reviewing the file, we provide free consultations to see if we can help you.
We know from experience the frustration and fear you might be experiencing right now, given the time and emotional energy you’ve expended getting to this point. The attorneys and legal staff at RMDLG will treat you with the dignity and respect you’ve earned in serving your country and will zealously fight to help you win your Veterans’ benefits. Give us a call so we can get started today.