The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently issued a record number of decisions for Veterans appealing their disability benefits claims. As of July 11, VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals has issued more than 64,025 decisions for fiscal year 2018, a record high tied to several efficiency innovations, including a new interactive decision template and a specialty case team, which have allowed the Board to serve more Veterans. The board makes final decisions on appeals based on all of the evidence, including the Veteran’s medical records, and consideration of applicable provisions of law and regulation. For more information, visit the Board of Veterans Appeals webpage and read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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