Appealing Rating Decisions

VA Claim Appeals

Appealing Rating Decisions

November 2, 2023
Question

I have received a rating decision from the VA Regional Office, may I file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims?

Answer

Unfortunately, you can't appeal a rating decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The next step would be for you to notify the VA that you disagree with their rating decision and then choose from three (3) decision review options to continue your case.


The 3 options for review are:

  • Supplemental Claim,
  • Higher-Level Review, or
  • A Board Appeal. 


We would recommend you get assistance from a Veterans Service Organization for any of those options. Good luck!