After a Board Appeal decision
If you disagree with the Board’s decision, you have 2 options. You can file a Supplemental Claim by adding new and relevant evidence to continue your case, or you can appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Add new and relevant evidence
If you have new and relevant evidence, you can file a Supplemental Claim (VA Form 20-0995) to continue your review.
Note: You must add new evidence that VA didn’t have before that supports your case.
How long does it take VA to make a decision?
Our goal for completing Supplemental Claims is 125 days.
File a Court Appeal
You can request a review of the Board’s decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. You can hire an attorney to represent you, or you can represent yourself.
Learn more about filing a Court Appeal
Mark your calendar
You have 120 days from the date on your decision to file a Court Appeal.
Note: A Court Appeal must be filed with the Court, not with VA.
What happens next?
You don’t need to do anything while you wait unless VA sends you a letter asking for more information. If VA schedules exams for you, be sure not to miss them.
What if I need help?
A Veterans Service Organization or VA-accredited attorney or agent can help you request a decision review.
Get help requesting a decision review
What if I have more questions?
Get answers to frequently asked questions about decision reviews.
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