U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is a national court of record, established under Article I of the Constitution of the United States.The Court provides judicial review of the final decisions by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA or Board). The Court reviews the BVA decision, the written record, and the briefs of the parties.

The mission of the Court is to help ensure that all veterans have equal access to the Court and to promote public trust and confidence in the Court.

Issues raise before the Court include a wide range of VA disability, educational assistance, survivor benefits and pension benefit claims.  An appeal by a veteran or family member may involve, for example, a denial of an initial claim for disability benefits, a decreased disability rating that results in reduced disability compensation or a a termination of disability benefits

Required Steps for Filing an Appeal:

  1. The appellant must file a written Notice of Appeal (NOA) that includes all of the following information
  •  Current name
  •  Current address
  •  Current telephone number
  •  Current email address
  •  VA claims file number
  • Date of Board decision being appealed
  1. The Notice of Appeal (NOA) must be received not later than 120 days after the date on which the Board mailed the notice of the decision to the last known address of the appellant.

Legal Help is Available from a VA Certified Attorney

You have the right to legal representation in filing any VA Appeal. Call me today at 800-861-7262 for a free consultation or fill out our secure contact box. We are here to help you obtain all the VA benefits you deserve.