VAGA
Veterans Advocates
Group of America

2020 Veterans Benefits Conference
See the World of VA
Orlando, FL
Understanding the Appeals Process
Both Legacy and Modernization Appeals

Thursday, March 5, 2020

8:30 am to 9:30 am

(1 hour – 60 minutes)
During this session, the presenter will discuss Legacy appeals, which are those where the VA issued an
adverse decision prior to February 19, 2019, and Modernization appeals, which are those where the VA
issued an adverse decision on (or after) February 19, 2019.  Notice of disagreement forms as well as
supplemental claim and higher-level review forms will be discussed.  Allowable fees will also be
discussed briefly.
Presenter
Karen McIntyre
VA Accredited Agent
Program Summary