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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 5495 Appeals

Instructions and Help about Form 5495 Appeals

Hi my name is Ryan Gallucci am the director of the VFW national veterans service today we're going to talk a little bit about Appeals reform over the past two years the VFW has been working with Congress and VA to reform the outdated and convoluted VA appeals process this past summer the president signs the Appeals Modernization Act into law this new law means that by February 2024 we'll have new options to more easily resolve rating decisions disagreements in a timely manner without appealing to the board of veterans Appeals in the meantime VA has the authority to implement new programs in an effort to address the 400,000 appeals currently awaiting adjudication on November 1 VA launched the rapid Appeals modernization program or ramp which offers veterans with some of the oldest Appeals the option to seek a new rating decision through one of two new adjudication lanes these lanes are called supplemental claims and higher-level review the first thing you should know about ramp is that VA is rolling this out slowly to eligible veterans if you have an appeal pending with va va will notify you by mail if you're eligible to participate you'll receive this letter explaining your options along with an opt-in form at the end of the package now before you make a decision on whether or not you want to opt into ramp please speak with your VFW accredited representative or the VA accredited representative you have worked with on past claims if you have never worked with a representative .1 now you can find your local highly trained professional accredited VFW representative at WWV fw org slash nvs or by calling toll free at you're formally withdrawing your pending appeal and filing a new claim for VA to consider now don't...