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The Board of Veterans' Appeals for Benefit Claims

Authored By: Department of Veterans' Affairs

The Board of Veterans' Appeals (also known as "BVA" or "the Board") is a part of the VA, located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. These Law Judges, attorneys experienced in veterans law and in reviewing benefit claims, are the only ones who can issue Board decisions. Staff attorneys, also trained in veterans law, review the facts of each appeal and assist the Board members. This is a gateway to information abuot the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the appeals process.

Last Review and Update: Aug 11, 2011