(c) contested claims at the same time. The provisions of point (b) of this section apply to appeals made in simultaneous claims under Rules 500 and 501 (No. 20,500 and 20.501 of this chapter), that the decision of the original court has been subject to a standardized form. Historically, there was no VA form for a NOD and the Court applied a liberal reading to the complainants` correspondence. As such, there was no specific language as long as it expressed disagreement and intended to seek an appeal review. But all of this has, to some extent, changed with the va`s adoption of new regulations and necessary forms. Applicants must now use Form VA 21-0958, which is a form of disagreement. As a veteran-disabled lawyer, I have serious concerns about the requirement that a Veteran must use a particular form to file a VA complaint. If a Veteran has been denied AV disability benefits, he or she should not be affected by the inability to obtain the correct form to appeal his refusal of the VA. You can read the Rating Disabilities Calendar (38 CFR, Part 1), which contains all the information on the assessment of claims, on the functioning of VA mathematics (38 CFR, part 1, section 4.25) and on percentages based on your symptoms (38CFR, part 1, sub-part B). Warning: the CFR is dense with legal and medical information, and that`s why we advise you to ask for the help of an VSO. NOD is defined as “a written communication of an applicant or his or her representative expressing dissatisfaction or displeasure with a judicial decision of the Agency or the jurisdiction of origin and the desire to challenge the result.” 38 C.F.R.
No 20.201 (2012). (1) Format. In all cases where the Jurisdiction of Origin Authority (AOG) submits a form to summon a complaint as part of its decision, a notice of disagreement consists of a copy of this form completed and filed in a timely manner. VA will not accept any expression of discontent or rejection of a judicial decision of the original court and the wish to challenge the result presented in another format, including another form of VA, than a notice of disagreement. Just as any good recipe requires you to use the right ingredients, notification goes to disagreement needs some “ingredients” to be an effective tool in your application going. (4) Specificity required by form. Where the original jurisdiction has notified that judicial decisions have been made simultaneously on several issues, the specific findings to which the applicant disagrees must be established to the extent that a form covered in paragraph A) (1) of this section requires it.