Your Rights to Appeal Our Decision
In accordance with the provisions on the VA 4107, if you disagree with the VA decision, you can start an appeal and give the VA new evidence to change the decision. It is in veterans' best interest to provide the VA with that evidence as soon as possible. The evidence will be considered, and the VA will let you know if it changes their decision. Only the evidence that the VA has not already seen and relates to the claim will be considered. It can be provided either at a personal hearing at the local VA office at any time or in writing. A veteran may choose to speak, bring witnesses, and hand the VA written evidence. The VA decision appeal form stipulates that the VA arranges a time and place for a hearing, provides the room, assigns an official to hear the evidence, and makes a written record of the hearing.
VA Form 4107 Series
The appeal form - formerly known as VA Form 21-4107 - has four other related forms:
- VA Form 4107c, Your Rights to Appeal Our Decision - Contested Claims instructs the claimant to send a Notice of Disagreement when denied a claim for a benefit;
- VA Form 4107VHA, Your Rights to Appeal Our Decision applies to the Veterans Health Administration claims;
- VA Form 4107VRE, Your Rights to Appeal Our Decision applies to claims for vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits;
- VA Form 4107INS, Your Rights to Appeal Our Decision is used in cases when the VA denies applications or claims for different insurance policies.