About VA Form 20-0996
- Form name: Decision Review Request: Higher-Level Review
- Related to: Decision reviews and appeals
- Form last updated: March 2023
When to use this form
Use this form to request a Higher-Level review of the decision you received by the Department of Veterans Affairs based on the evidence of record at the time VA issued of the prior decision.
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