Who needs a VA form 9?
This is a form for veterans who are not satisfied with the decision, made up by the Board of Veterans regarding their claim for benefits or a loan, or any other case in competence of this entity. It can be filled out by the veteran or an agent, representing a veteran, what is, in fact, strongly encouraged by the Board of Veterans.
What is VA form 9 for?
VA form 9 is called an Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals. With this form, applicants may request reconsideration of the decision on their case. It can be decided distantly, or during a board hearing conducted by live video conference at a local VA office, in Washington, DC. or at a local VA office with representatives of the Board.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
It is not mandatory, but applicants must request all possible documents in order to prove there’s been a mistake in final decision upon their claim.
When is VA form 9 due?
The Board allows to appeal a case within a year since the decision has been made.
How do I fill out a VA form 9?
First you should write the name of the veteran, claim file number and insurance file number. Then you must indicate yourself: check the box if you are a veteran, veteran’s widow, child, parent or anyone else filling out this form for him. Provide home and work telephone numbers. Make the list of the issues you want to appeal to the board. Then you should write briefly why you think that VA decided your case incorrectly.
Where do I send it?
Send it to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals electronically on their website or deliver a completed application by mail.