We Appeal Final Board Denials to Federal Courts.
A Board denial is a final denial within the VA system and can only be appealed to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (the CAVC). We can represent you before the CAVC and challenge the Board’s denial.
We do not charge clients for representation at the CAVC. The federal government pays your attorneys fees if we are successful in your appeal. A successful appeal to the CAVC is one step in the fight to secure VA benefits. The CAVC does not grant VA benefits. The Court can only “vacate” (erase) the Board’s denial and instruct the Board to make a new decision in your case with specific instructions. This is why our firm is uniquely designed to fight for you at the CAVC and at the VA.
If your CAVC appeal is unsuccessful, we may be able to appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the Federal Circuit). Sutton Snipes attorneys have successfully represented veterans and their families when their appeals lost at the CAVC. Our attorneys have argued cases at the Federal Circuit that are now valuable precedent helping all veterans secure benefits.
If the Board denied your claim, contact our office. You must appeal that denial within 120 days. You risk losing your benefits if you do not appeal in time.