The amount of time it takes for the VA to respond to an initial disability-related claim varies. This average wait-time is updated by the VA each month.
Current average wait time for VA claims:
Once you receive a decision, you have the option to appeal it. The amount of time it takes to appeal a VA decision will vary based on the type of appeal – a supplemental claim, higher-level review, or through one of the BVA “lanes.”
Overall, VA claims can take anywhere from months to years, depending on whether the veteran receives a favorable decision on their initial claim, or must appeal many times to reach a favorable decision. Each case is unique.