Deciding your next steps following a denial from the Board of Veterans Appeals can be a difficult process. There are several important decisions that need to be made, and in most instances, you only have 120 days to make your decision. We can help remove the stress from this process by providing you with clear guidance and diligent representation at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). If the appeal is denied by the CAVC, we might be able to represent you at the next highest court – the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The CAVC is the first step in the VA Appeals process where the process becomes “adversarial.” The CAVC is a federal appellate court that decides VA benefits cases. However, the Court itself is not part of the VA — it is an independent decision maker. Although a lawyer is not technically required to appeal to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, very experienced attorneys from the VA Office of General Counsel represent the government’s interests.

It can be very stressful and difficult to argue an appeal before the CAVC. There are strict procedural and legal requirements that you must follow in every appeal. But our firm has an attorney standing by to assist you. You should not appeal a claim to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims without an experienced VA benefits attorney representing your interests.

We help you write a persuasive, professional argument to the CAVC so the Court will give your case the attention it deserves. You cannot introduce any new evidence before the Court. This makes it very important to find an advocate who can clearly articulate the legal basis for the Board’s error in your case. If the Court remands your case to the Board of Veterans Appeals, you can introduce new evidence that will help you quickly get the benefits you earned and deserve.

If you are considering whether to appeal a denial from the Board of Veterans Appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, you should contact an attorney to discuss your options as soon as possible. You do not want to fight on the VA’s battlefield without an experienced advocate guiding you through the process.

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