When the VA Regional Office makes an error on your claim, you can appeal the decision to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA). Common errors that can be appealed to the BVA include denial of service connection for a condition, assigning an inappropriately low rating percentage for a condition, or assigning the wrong effective date for benefits. You can appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals after receiving a “Statement of the Case” by filing a VA Form 9.
There is a huge backlog of cases at the BVA. Veterans and their families that must appeal to the BVA often wait many years to receive a decision. Generally, the Board decides cases based upon the order they are received. However, expedited processing is available to Veterans or appellants that are facing severe financial hardship, older than 75 years of age, or suffering from severe illnesses.
Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions Helps Present Your Case to the BVA
When appealing to the Board of Veterans Appeals, an attorney with experience at the BVA can be critical to your success. A veterans law attorney with experience working appeals at the BVA can help you present the best facts and law applicable to your case. If you qualify for expedited processing, a veterans law attorney can help you prepare a petition for expedited processing. Should the BVA make an error in its decision, a veterans law attorney can help you request reconsideration from the BVA, or can help you appeal your case to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Contact Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions for a Free Consultation For Your BVA Case
If you have received a Statement of the Case from the VA Regional Office, you may need to appeal to the BVA. Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions, PLLC, represents Veterans and their families nationwide in the most complex appeals at the BVA. Because our firm must charge a 20% contingency fee to accept BVA Cases, we will help you find the most cost-effective solution to your BVA case. In many instances, we will refer you to representatives who can take your case pro bono.
Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions offers free consultations to Veterans and their families that need to appeal to the BVA. Please contact a veterans law attorney with Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions, PLLC, today.