Once I heard it, I heard it a million times…. a veterinarian tells me that they have a deadline to submit their disagreement notice, but that they have no idea where to start. 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. Watch my full video „Get to the Point: Better Writing in Your VA Claim,“ in which I`ll teach you 5 simple steps to improve the way you write your disagreement message in a claim going. „A written notification from an applicant or his representative, expressing dissatisfaction or disagreement with a judicial decision of the original court and the desire to challenge the result, constitutes a notice of disagreement. While there is no need to formulate any particular wording, communication on the disagreement must be made in a form that can reasonably be construed as a nullity with that provision and as a desire to review the appeal. Where the original jurisdiction has indicated that judicial decisions have been made simultaneously on several issues, specific findings with which the applicant disagrees should be established. Yes, for example. B the service link was refused for two disabilities and the applicant wishes to challenge the denial-of-service link only with respect to one of the disabilities, the communication of disagreement must specify this. The NOD filing period is one year. This means that an applicant must submit his NOD within one year of the date the VA communicated the adverse decision by e-mail. The date of the notification letter is considered the date of sending.
In practice, do not wait until the last day of the one-year period to submit the NOD. In fact, I think that`s where the problem is solved the fastest – if you`ve seen as many claims as I have, it`s clear that there are very simple steps that veterans can take to put their claims going on track, stay out of Hamster Wheel going forever and get faster and better VA ratings. The provisions of the NOD must be those that „can reasonably be construed as expressing their opposition to this determination and expressing the wish for an appeal review.“ Id. The applicant cannot simply express his opinion. It must indicate a desire to request a review. In Gallegos v. Principi, 283 F.3d 1309 (Fed), the NDF was asked to express the wish for an appeal. Cir. 2002), cert. The deadline for submitting a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) is very important; within one year of the date the DE notification was sent to the Veteran/Applicant of the negative decision. The date of the letter informing the Veteran/applicant of the decision is considered the date of the notification.
It is therefore absolutely essential for a Veteran/applicant attempting to obtain their VA disability benefits that a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) be filed as soon as possible.