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What do I do if my claim is denied?



When you are not satisfied with the decision that the local VA office made on your claim, you may request an appeal. When you request an appeal, you are asking the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to review the decision because you do not agree with it. You can appeal for any reason.

  • The appeals process click here.
    • For more information and for an in-depth explanation of the appeals process click here to refer to a helpful pamphlet.
    • For information on appealing a disability claim decision click here.
    • For information on filing a court appeal to a claim click here.
  • Forms for appealing a claim click here.