VA Claims and Appeals Process Interactive Tool Simplifies Complex Appeals Process

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Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD released a new online interactive tool for veterans.

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD has launched an online tool that helps veterans calculate appeals deadlines and understand their appeal options after a disability compensation claim decision. The VA Claims and Appeals Process Interactive Tool will be a welcome aid for veterans who struggle to navigate the complex flow of procedures and deadlines that affect the outcome of their disability claims.

“VA took important strides in February to streamline an appeals process that was seriously backlogged—it is a focused effort to fix a broken system that our veterans desperately needed to have modernized and restructured,” said Robert V. Chisholm, Founding Partner at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD.

The VA Claims and Appeals Process Interactive Tool applies only to VA decisions that were issued after February 19, 2019—after the new VA Appeals Process was launched. For decisions issued prior to February 19, 2019, the tool applies only if the Veteran opted into the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) and received a RAMP decision prior to February 19, 2019.

“The changes that came with this system overhaul are somewhat complicated, and we know the last thing a veteran deserves after fighting for their country is to fight through this appeals process, so we built a tool to help them navigate through it more easily—and get the financial relief they deserve,” Chisholm added.

How the VA Claims and Appeals Process Interactive Tool Helps Veterans

Using the VA Claims and Appeals Process Interactive Tool, a Veteran is able to input the date and type of the decision they want to appeal (Initial Rating decision, Higher-Level Review decision, Supplemental Claim decision, Board decision, or Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims [CAVC] decision) and click a button to view the approximate number of days they have left to appeal the decision.

An interactive flow chart then walks the Veteran through the possible appeal options they can pursue.

“Our firm’s core values are integrity, professionalism, excellence, respect, and teamwork and we have made it our mission to exercise these values on behalf of the brave veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said J. Scott Kilpatrick, Founding Partner at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD. “We designed this tool based on this very mission.”

Veterans can access the VA Claims and Appeals Process Interactive Tool at

About Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is a Rhode Island-based law firm that has a national reputation for handling veterans’ disability benefits. The veterans’ lawyers and advocates at the firm understand that the prospect of challenging the government in the appeal of a VA disability claim can be frustrating, intimidating, and cumbersome. They firmly believe that veterans should not have to take on this fight alone.

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is passionate about fighting for veterans’ disability benefits, and the veterans’ advocates at the firm have the ability to take cases to court to ensure that veterans get the benefits to which they are rightfully entitled.

For more information about Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD’s Veterans Law practice, visit or call (844) 549-4500.

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