The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is offering two opportunities for early participation in a new, claims decision review process which aims to be more efficient than previous processes. VA is expanding the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) by removing the requirement that veterans first receive an invitation from VA in order to participate. Second, the Board of Veterans' Appeals is launching its Early Applicability of Appeals Modernization (BEAAM) pilot project. Fifty veterans will participate in this project, which allows them the option of appealing directly to the Board or seeking a review in RAMP. For more on the current VA claims process, visit the Military.com VA Claims and Appeals page.