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Form Approved: OMB No. 29000674 Expiration Date: Feb. 28, 2022 Respondent Burden: 1 HourAPPEAL TO BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS IMPORTANT: Read the attached instructions before you fill out this form.
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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 elsfillsng 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.

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Hi. I'm Travis Stoddard, a veterans' disability attorney with Perkins Law Firm. Today I want to talk to you about one of the shortest deadlines in veterans disability law that you are likely to encounter. Many veterans file their claim and then receive their ratings decision, and then file what's called an NOD, or notice of disagreement. After they do that, they eventually receive a statement of case from the regional office, which is a document that explains the reasons and basis for the decision by the VA. If you're like a lot of veterans, you've waited a long time, months, or even years for that statement of case to come in. Then when you get it, your eyes start to glaze over a little by all the legal jargon and statutes that are cited in that multi-page document. What you may miss in that process is one of the shortest deadlines in veterans disability law, and that is the deadline to file your substantive appeal to the board of veterans appeals. Even though you filed your notice of disagreement, there's a second document that you must file to complete your appeal to the BVA. Many veterans don't know that. They think if I file my notice of disagreement, say I don't agree, and I want to appeal, that's it. That's all I have to do. That is not true. If you want to keep your claim alive, you have to file the Form 9. What is this short deadline? With the Form 9, you have 60 days from the date the statement of case was issued. That is a short deadline compared to many others such as the one-year deadline to file your NOD. If you don't file that Form 9 within 60 days, then your claim stands denied. In terms of filing the Form 9, it's a relatively easy process. It's a one-page document, you select whether you want a hearing or no hearing or a travel board hearing or a video conference hearing, and you select and specify which issues you disagree with in the statement of case. It's an easy process, but so many times I find veterans who have either missed that deadline, or they're calling me on day 58 or 59 when it's due on day 60. You don't need to wait that long. If you do, you may mess something up and miss that deadline. If you have already handled your claim so far by yourself, if you're getting to that point, it's probably a good idea to consult with a veterans' disability attorney who knows the appeals process and can help you through that to make your claim successful at the BVA and make sure it even gets there in the first place. If you watch one of my other blogs about a remand, you can learn a little more about how that attorney can help you avoid that remand, what I call the yo-yo back and forth between the regional office and the BVA. I hope you found this video helpful. If you did, give it a thumbs-up on YouTube, and you can also subscribe on our YouTube page, Perkins Law Firm, for other videos, and you will be notified when those become available for information about your veterans disability claim. You can check out our website...
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