VA Form 4107, Your Rights to Appeal Our Decision is a document explaining how to start an appeal with the aid of a Notice of Disagreement. If the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was not able to grant some or all of the VA benefits, a veteran, a Veterans Service Organization representative, an attorney-in-law, or an «agent» can begin an appeal process. Additionally, a veteran may give the VA evidence they do not possess that may lead them to change their initial decision.
VA 4107 states that a veteran can get someone to help with the appeal. However, veterans are not required to have representation. Veterans Service Organizations will represent the applicant for free; however, it might be necessary to pay to an attorney or an agent. The VA only recognizes attorneys licensed to practice law in the United States and/or its territories. An agent is an individual who the VA recognizes as someone who knows veterans' law.
VA Form 4107 points out that the appeal must be started on time. Once the VA decision is final, it is not possible to get the benefit.
The latest version of the notice was released by the VA in June 2016 with all previous editions obsolete. A printable VA Form 4107 is available for download below.