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21-0958 still valid in 2019?


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I was all set to use the 21-0958 for for my NOD when I happened to notice the decision I am disagreeing with said to use 21-0995. I looked up 21-0995 and it said it's the "new and improved" faster response form. If there is such a thing as a "faster response" form, I'd like to use it. The 20-0995 makes it sound as if it can be used for both CUE and NOD. I need to submit multiple of both and I don't want to screw it up. Have any of you use this form? thanks

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Use the form the decision says.  This is not a great time to try to reinvent the wheel and use a different form than the one requested.  While The VA does not always comply with their own regulations, they expect "you" to do so.  

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16 minutes ago, broncovet said:

Use the form the decision says. 

Thanks for your response. That's what I was thinking too. I just got confused because most of the things I'm reading only refer to the NOD form. I just read something that says if the decision being appealed was dated prior to 2/19/2019, use the NOD form; if dated after 2/19/2019 or after, use the 20-0995 form. So that's what I'll do. Most of my stuff will go on the NOD form, one or two will go on the new form.

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On 8/18/2019 at 11:29 PM, GeekySquid said:

can you tell me where on the form or instructions you see CUE?

I don't believe it says CUE anywhere. I read on a VA site if the decision being appealed was dated prior to 2/19/2019, use the NOD form 21-0958; if dated after 2/19/2019 or after, use the 20-0995 form. No where did I see "if you think we made an error, use this form". The new instructions that came with the recent decision were general and vague "if you would like to request a decision review", as in - for any reason, disagreements, error, etc.

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