Board of Veterans' Appeals

If you don’t agree with the Statement of the Case, you can file a Substantive Appeal (using VA Form 9) with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Make sure you read through all the instructions on the Statement of the Case. Download and print out VA Form 9.

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The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (also known as BVA or the “Board”) will review your appeal and send you a letter with their decision. The Board is made up of lawyers who are experts in:
  • Veterans law
  • Reviewing benefit claims