Most veterans are aware they can appeal their compensation and pension decisions from the VA if they disagree with an entire VA decision or even just a portion of their decision. An appeal is a veteran's disagreement with a determination by VA to deny a benefit, request for reconsideration of a determination, or direct appeal to a higher level, such as the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board).
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Updated Sep. 24, 2019
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Who Are We?
We are simply a group Veterans who help each other with Supporting Evidence Research, CFR (Title 38 (Which Governs VA), BVA Case File Research and help with VA Health Care Questions.
Why should I ensure my Representative is VA Accredited over a company that is not?
Over the past few months I have noticed an increase of questions concerning companies, organizations and attorneys who can actually represent you in your VA Claim.
An Accredited Represntative is someone who has gone through formal training and has applied with the Department of Veterans Affiars. They must pass a test administered by VA in order to be recognized by VA to become Accredited. By doing this, they can represent you (the veteran or family of a veteran) with the claim process.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses many acronyms and abbreviations for VA terms. An accredited Veteran's disability attorney, VSO or Claims Agent will be very familiar with “VA speak.” We have compiled the following list of VA abbreviations to help you read VA records and understand VA shorthand.
The date given on eBenefits is just an estimate. It will often change and is subject to go back and forth between steps, even back to gathering evidence.