Can I Appeal if My Application for Benefits Is Denied?
Yes. Like other federal benefits programs, decisions of the Veterans Administration concerning benefit eligibility can be appealed. If the veteran is unhappy with the response to his or her claim, s/he can file a Notice of Disagreement (NOD). After the VA receives the Notice of Disagreement, the VA may ask the veteran if s/he would like a re-review of the case by the regional office or the veteran can appeal to the Board of Veteran Appeals (BVA). If the veteran is still unhappy with the decision s/he can file an appeal with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Certain cases qualify for Federal Circuit Court review. In the event that you are denied benefits, we encourage you to call Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP (FOA) at (855) 314-1395.One of our veterans advocates will assist, guide and direct you through the process at no out-of-pocket cost to you. You can also contact us by using the the Do I Have A Case? form.