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Ebenefits Site Now Shows Appeals Status



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Use this page to view information about appeals that you have submitted to the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA). You can check the status of a current appeal and view historical information about previous appeals dating back to 2000. You will also find links and resources to help you better understand the appeals process.

Tips for using this page:

  • When viewing current and historical appeals, click Show More or Show Less to control how much information is displayed.
  • Click the Print-Friendly View link in the upper right to modify the page view for print. Use your browser's Print command to print the page.
  • To sort a column in descending or ascending order, click the column heading. If the column is currently in ascending order, clicking the heading will sort in descending order, and vice versa.
  • Note that each summary page includes contact information and, where appropriate, a mailing address for the BVA.
  • Note that the Appeals Status page includes a link to BVA FAQs.
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      • Appeal Pending: You have initiated an appeal, but at this point your case is still with the local VA office that made the decision on your case. If you have questions about your appeal, please contact that office or your representative, if you have one.
      • Administrative Case Processing: After BVA receives your case, it is processed and stored in a secure location until it is assigned to a Veterans Law Judge (VLJ) based on your "docket number", which identifies your place in the line of cases to be decided by BVA.
      • With VSO:This indicates that your Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representative has your claims file for review.
      • With VLJ:This indicates that a Veterans Law Judge has your claims file and will take appropriate action on your appeal.
      • Pending Dispatch:This indicates that the Veterans Law Judge made a decision on your appeal, and that BVA will mail the decision to you soon.
      • Decision & Claims File Dispatch:This indicates that BVA mailed the decision to you (and your representative, if any) and transferred your case to another location.

      Current Appeals

      Our records show that you currently do not have an appeal at BVA. Contact your local VA office for information about the status of your case.

      Historical Appeals

      Our database reflects that you have no appeals that have been completed and previously decided by BVA since January 1, 2000. Contact your local VA office for information about prior cases.

      Contact Information:

      [*]For general questions about BVA appeals, contact the BVA Ombudsman at 202-461-8069.[*]Trouble viewing your BVA appeal status? Contact eBenefits Customer Support at 1-800-983-0937.[*]Corrections to information on your BVA Appeal Status? Contact the Veterans Information Office at 1-800-923-8387.

      Glossary of Terms

      Local VA Office Decision The decision by the local VA office on your claim(s). This local VA office is usually a Regional Office (RO), but it may also be a VA Medical Facility (VAMC) or National Cemetery Administration (NCA) office in some cases. The decision can allow or deny your claim(s). Notice of Disagreement (NOD) Your written statement of disagreement with the local VA office's decision on your claim(s). An NOD initiates your appeal. Statement of the Case (SOC) The detailed explanation provided by the local VA office about why it denied your claim(s). It discusses the evidence and the laws and regulations applicable to your case. Supplemental Statement(s) of the Case (SSOCs) An additional detailed explanation of the evidence and applicable laws and regulations provided by the local VA office if you submitted more evidence after you received the SOC. Substantive Appeal (Form 9) The VA form that you fill out and send to the local VA office to complete an appeal to BVA. Filing a Form 9 will move your case from the local VA office to BVA once the local VA office completes its processing and any outstanding actions on the appeal. Certification of Appeal The certification by the local VA office that it has transferred your case to BVA. This is generally the last action by the local VA office before sending the case to BVA. Disclaimers:

  • Always maintain original records of all correspondence with VA: This website is designed for convenience purposes to provide you with information about the status of your case. However, please be advised that the most accurate information about your VA benefits comes from the correspondence that you receive directly from VA. Therefore, you should always maintain copies of all correspondence with VA for your personal files/records.
  • Do not disclose user name and password information: To further secure your privacy, do not disclose your user name or password to anyone. When you are finished using this website, it is recommended that you log out or you close your internet browser.
  • Understand the nature and limitations of the eBenefits website: The data reflected in the Historical BVA Appeals Table dates back only to 2000. Consult with your own personal records of correspondence from VA if you have a BVA appeal that was completed prior to 2000.
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Still does not work for me and when I talk to the people who are at DOD help they have no clue what I am talking about.


I assume you were granted level 2. If you haven't gone to your Local VA Clinic and gone through the "IN PERSON" identification process (provide a photo ID) you won't be able to use the EBenefits site.

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Well now, that's an improvement on the old system of calling clueless benefits counselors! How do you access that site? ~Wings

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I assume you were granted level 2. If you haven't gone to your Local VA Clinic and gone through the "IN PERSON" identification process (provide a photo ID) you won't be able to use the EBenefits site.

I did that years ago when we had to watch a film with some TV Star explain it and promise that we watched it.

Now myhealthevet does not work either maybe they thought I was one of those cyber crooks. I emailed them but when I have done that sometimes lucky t get an answer in days.

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Well now, that's an improvement on the old system of calling clueless benefits counselors! How do you access that site? ~Wings

Wings they are still clueless. What scared me was when I called DOD they say something is arabic and the man I talked to probably is not an American and these are the people who are gatekeeping our records?

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I'm willing to give them a chance to perfect the site. So far, I'm pretty pleased with the information about my claims they provide. To me it's so much better than the robots at the 800# that rarely get it right.

I don't have a claim in appeal so I can't tell if the information that is now provided is accurate. Maybe someone else can chime in that has had a chance to look up their appeal and let us all know how good or bad it is.

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