- First, you want to file a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) with the VA.
- Your NOD is the way you let the VA know you intend to file a formal appeal at a later date.
- The NOD must be filed with one year of your decision. This date can be found on your Rating Decision letter.
- You do not have to include specifics about your appeal’s legal strategy on your NOD.
- If you waited longer than one year to file your NOD, you can file a new claim.
Learn more about filing a NOD here: