Mark your calendar
You have 1 year from the date on your decision to request a decision review.
Decision Review Options
Add new and relevant evidence
The Supplemental Claim option isn’t available for fiduciary claims. You can file a new claim if you have new evidence.
Please choose one of the options below for your next review.
Ask for a new look from a senior reviewer
When you choose a Higher-Level Review, you’re asking for another review of the same evidence. A senior reviewer will take another look at your case and determine whether the decision can be changed based on a difference of opinion or an error.
Learn how to request a Higher-Level Review.
Can I request a Higher-Level Review?
You can request a Higher-Level Review of an initial claim. This option isn’t available after a Higher-Level Review or Board Appeal.
Appeal to a Veterans Law Judge
A judge at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals in Washington, D.C., will review your case.
Learn more about how to request a Board Appeal.
Can I request a Board Appeal?
You can request a Board Appeal after an initial claim or Higher-Level Review decision. You can’t request two Board Appeals in a row.
After a Board Decision
If you disagree with the Board’s decision and have new and relevant evidence that supports your case, you can file a Supplemental Claim. You can also appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Learn more about your options after a Board decision.
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.
Go to FAQs.