Effective now, the VA is using a form-based claim system for filing claims and appeals.
The VA is no longer accepting handwritten or typed letters from vets (or their representatives) concerning their disabilities. It is not accepting claims on stationery or regular paper, and if you do so, you run the risk that your claims and appeals might be null and void.
You must now use certain forms to get your message across to the VA. The VA is now form-driven. And you must use the correct form. Talk about a headache !
Contact my office for questions about these required forms or any other matter concerning the VA claims process.