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NEW: ALL VA APPEALS MUST BE FILED ON STANDARD FORMS

Standard Claims and Appeals Forms

A Rule by the Veterans Affairs Department on 09/25/2014

Final Rule.

Summary

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations and the appeals regulations and rules of practice of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) to require that all claims governed by VA’s adjudication regulations be filed on standard forms prescribed by the Secretary, regardless of the type of claim or posture in which the claim arises. This rulemaking also eliminates the constructive receipt of VA reports of hospitalization or examination and other medical records as informal claims for increase or to reopen while retaining the retroactive effective date assignment for awards for claims for increase which are filed on a standard form within 1 year of such hospitalization, examination, or treatment.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE ENTIRE RULE:  http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/25/2014-22633/standard-claims-and-appeals-forms?utm_source=Home&utm_medium=Carousel&utm_campaign=092614standard-forms