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How to Appeal a VA Decision Under the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act

1h 3m

Created on May 29, 2020

Intermediate

$59

Overview

On August 23, 2017, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA) was signed into law and became effective on February 19, 2019. Decisions issued before this date are still subject to the former system; however, decisions issued on or after this date are now subject to the new process under AMA. 

The AMA consists of three options to choose from when appealing a VA decision. The three options are (1) file a supplemental claim; (2) request a higher-level review; or (3) appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals. This program, taught by veteran and attorney Tom Kniffen, will explain the requirements for appeals of decisions issued after February 19, 2020, and further explain the process of appealing a claim.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the details of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA)

  2. Explain the difference of filing a claim before and after the passing of the AMA

  3. File an appeal of VA decisions under the new AMA

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