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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing What Form 5495 Reform

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Good afternoon and welcome! You're joining us here at Chisholm Chisholm and compat Rick. My name is Brad Hennings, and this is Emma Petersen and Cortney Ross. Today, on C CK Live, we're going to talk about how VA appeals reform, or the Appeals Modernization Act, is going to affect your VA claim. If you have any questions, please leave them on Facebook, and we will do our best to answer them. If you're watching this later, feel free to leave comments on Facebook or reach out to us through phone, the internet, or our website at C CK law calm. Now, let's dive into the big topic of the day - VA Appeals reform. This new system, known as the Appeals Modernization Act, will fully go into effect on February 19th, 2019. We will specifically focus on disability benefits. In the old appeal system, which has been in place for years, it is called the legacy system. This system will still be in operation for years to come, as VA processes claims. On the other hand, the new system, referred to as the AMA Appeals Modernization Act or appeals reform, will bring about significant changes. In the new system, the first decision you receive after filing your claim for benefits is called the initial decision or rating decision. Under the current system, this decision is similar to what you receive when filing your first claim for benefits. Another decision that the regional office will issue is called the statement of the case (SOC). In the current system, when you file a claim, you receive a rating decision. If you decide to appeal, you have a year from the rating decision to file a notice of disagreement. If VA continues to deny your claim, they will issue a statement of the case. If additional evidence is...