Virtual appeals hearings now available for vets disputing VA compensation claim decisions

Julia LeDoux
September 22, 2020 - 10:02 am
Appeals

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans who are at odds with a decision the VA has made on their compensation claim can now request a virtual hearing with the Board of Veterans Appeals. 

If you have a cell phone, computer or tablet with Wi-Fi, you can have a virtual BVA hearing anywhere with a veterans law judge, according to a VA blog post.

Nearly 3,000 veterans have already requested virtual tele-hearings, according to the blog.

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All in-person BVA hearings were suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 10, President Donald Trump signed legislation making virtual tele-hearings a permanent option for veterans.  

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Veterans who have requested a hearing will receive a letter or phone call from the BVA to discuss their options. Vets who want a tele-hearing should also contact their veteran service organization or private representative.

Those who no longer want a hearing can cancel and submit a written statement.

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com

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