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Form 21-526EZ or Form 21-526B

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What is the correct form to "reopen" a claim with new & material evidence?

 

All responses welcomed..........

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What is the correct form to "reopen" a claim with new & material evidence?

 

All responses welcomed..........

All you need to do is file the same way that you file any claim and submit the new & material evidence with the filing. The VA will automatically re-open the previous claim as long as the new evidence qualifies.

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Thanks bluevet, but that doesn't answer the question.

I need to know the correct form.

My VSO says Form 526B is invalid and use Form 526EZ.

I thought 21- 526EZ was for "quickie" claims.

Is there a number where someone knows the right answer?

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I'd use the 526 (b) according to attorney John Walsh, check out some of the hadit.com  archives podcast radio shows  I think he was on there a month or so ago and talked about the FILLING FORMS and he mention if your filing for increase or reconsideration I believe he said to use the 526 (b)

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Thanks bluevet, but that doesn't answer the question.

I need to know the correct form.

My VSO says Form 526B is invalid and use Form 526EZ.

I thought 21- 526EZ was for "quickie" claims.

Is there a number where someone knows the right answer?

If you want your claim expedited under the "Fully Developed Claim" process, then you must use form 21-526EZ. If you do not want your claim expedited, then you can use either form.

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Fat,

I don't think it matter what form you file  to reopen a claim  in the old days to reopen a claim you could file any form for service connection after a finally denied

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?NQ=URL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fbenefits.va.gov%2FCOMPENSATION%2Fdbq_ListByDBQFormName.asp&QT=REOPEN+CLAIM+FORM&submit.x=17&submit.y=10

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I appreciate the responses.

I'm going to use the Form 21-526b.

I think the VSO is totally wrong.

You can use the 526EZ; however the 21-526b is simple and straight to the point.

I'm service connected for Rhinitis at 0%.

I just want to reopen the claim for a evaluation for a higher rating (10%).

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