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What does the Board do?

The Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) is a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), located in Washington, D.C. The Board’s mission is to conduct hearings and decide appeals properly before the Board.

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How do I file an appeal?

If you are dissatisfied or disagree with a VA decision, you have the right to file an appeal with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. The Board will review the evidence presented and issue a decision.

Click here to learn more about the appeals process or to start your appeal online here.

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How do I find the status of my appeal?

You can find the status of your appeal from the va.gov homepage under the “Disability” section by clicking on the “Check your claim or appeal status” then following the guidance on that page. You can access the appeal status page directly here or call 1-800-827-1000.

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When will your appeal be decided?

By law, the Board must work appeals in docket order or the order they were received. The oldest appeals must be worked first, except if you were granted an advance on the docket (AOD).

Legacy Appeals (appeals filed before February of 2019) have priority at the Board.

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Who is my hearing coordinator?

If Veterans, appellants, representatives or Regional Offices have questions about their hearings, Hearing Coordinator List provides the hearing team coordinator points of contact by region.

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What is AMA?

In 2017 the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) was passed and took effect in February 2019. AMA created a new decision review process allowing Veterans to choose from three lanes to determine the path their appeal will follow. The three lanes to choose from are supplemental claim, higher-level review, and appealing to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

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The Board Appeals Metrics page is now available with additional details. The link is also available in the Resources links to the right.


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