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How can I check the status of my veterans' disability claim appeal?

 

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To check on the status of your appeal, you should contact the office where your claims folder is located. Your claims folder will remain at the office where you filed your appeal until about three to four months before the Board reviews it, after which it is transferred to the Board's office in Washington, D.C. (VA will notify you in writing when that is about to happen.)

You will also be notified in writing when your file is received at the Board.

If your file is at the Board, you can call (202) 565-5436 to check on its status (be sure to have your claim number handy). In most cases, the status of an appeal that has reached the Board will be "awaiting review by the Board" or "being reviewed by the Board." Board employees cannot discuss the legal merits of a case or predict the outcome of an appeal. BVA employees cannot discuss the legal merits of a case or predict the outcome of an appeal. Also, because every case is different, it is impossible to give you a precise estimate of when your appeal will be decided.