38 CFR § 21.416 - Review of decisions.

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§ 21.416 Review of decisions.

(a) Applicability. This section applies where notice of a decision under this subpart or subpart M of this part was provided to a claimant or his/her representative on or after the effective date of the modernized review system as provided in § 19.2(a) of this chapter, or where a claimant has elected review of a legacy claim under the modernized review system as provided in § 3.2400(c) of this chapter.

(b) Reviews available. Within one year from the date on which VA issues notice of a decision on an issue contained within a claim, a claimant may elect one of the following administrative review options:

(1) Supplemental Claim. The nature of this review will accord with § 3.2501 of this chapter, except that a complete application in writing on a form prescribed by the Secretary will not be required and a hearing will not be provided.

(2) Appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals. See 38 CFR part 20.

(3) Higher-level Review. The nature of this review will accord with § 3.2601.

(c) Notice requirements. Notice of a decision made under paragraph (b)(1) or (3) of this section will include all of the elements described in § 21.420(b).

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5104B, 5108, 5109A, and 7105)
[84 FR 193, Jan. 18, 2019]