If you disagree with the decision the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made on your disability compensation claim, your first step is to file the Notice of Disagreement (VA-Form 21-0958) that was included with your claim decision. If you do not feel confident enough to do this on your own, your Veterans Service Organization (VSO) can help you. The NOD form contains blocks for each issue of contention (the medical conditions for which you filed the claim). The most important section is the narrative to explain why you feel VA incorrectly decided your claim. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.